5 Great Reasons to Use a Recruitment Agency to Find a Job

The job market can be quite overwhelming at the best of times. Deciding what companies to invest your time and effort into applying for can be difficult. It can also be extremely disheartening when they often neglect to even get back to you. According to TopResume, 75% of resumes are rejected before they even reach the hiring manager!

Recruitment agencies can help you to feel less isolated in your search for a new role. They will work with you to find a role that matches your abilities and experience.

Here are 5 Great Reasons to Use a Recruitment Agency to Find a Job.


5 Great Reasons to Use a Recruitment Agency to Find a Job


1. Saves you Time

As we touched on earlier, job seeking can be extremely time-consuming. Checking LinkedIn and job sites, tailoring your CV, writing cover letters – all this heavily eats into your time, and that’s all before you even get an interview! Some sources suggest that a jobseeker that is unemployed should be spending up to 25 hours a week trying to secure a new role.

It’s a recruiter’s job to match candidates to positions, so let them do the work for you. After all, it is in their best interests to ensure their clients’ roles get filled.

Recruitment agencies will use their network and vast knowledge of the job market to find potential roles suited to you. This can save you a lot of time that you may have otherwise spent scouring the internet for open positions. You can then reinvest this time saved into looking after life’s other responsibilities such as bringing the kids to school.

Great Reasons to Use a Recruitment Agency


2. Greater Reach

Recruitment agencies have huge, established networks, and dedicate significant time to building strong connections with hiring companies. Your own network of past employers, colleagues, and college alumni can only get you so far. A recruiter’s network can open up many more doors for you.

Here at AA Euro Group, we offer something unique within the Irish recruitment landscape, a vast European reach.

Additionally, as your recruiter gets to know more about you such as your skills and interests, they may be inclined to give you first access to new roles. This can put you in an advantageous position over other candidates.


3. Expert Advice

When you choose to sign up for a recruitment agency, not only will you have access to their extensive network, but also their wealth of knowledge about industries, job seeking, and CV and interview tips. They will be on hand to answer all of your questions and guide you through every step of the application process.

A recruiter can be an incredibly valuable resource. As well as helping you to perfect your CV and cover letter, they can offer you coaching on interview techniques, and provide you with incredibly insightful feedback.


4. Tailored to You

A recruitment agency will dedicate a lot of time and effort to getting to know you. The more information they know about you, the better equipped they are to find you the ideal role.

The importance of cultural fit has continued to grow in recent years. With the help of a recruiter, you will be able to find companies and roles that are right for you. You will no longer have to rely solely on social media pages, websites, and job descriptions to try to determine if a company is worth applying for.

Great Reasons to Use a Recruitment Agency


5. Consideration for Future Roles

Another great benefit to applying for a role through a recruitment agency is that you remain in their database. This means that even if you are initially unsuccessful, the recruiters will keep you in mind and continue to consider you for future suitable roles.

The use of applicant tracking systems ensures that if a new role matches your skills, qualifications, and experience, the recruiter will be alerted and will likely get in touch with you. They make sure that the right opportunities are put in front of you, increasing your chances of landing the perfect role.

At AA Euro Group, we also have jobseekers mailing lists where candidates who opt-in are regularly updated on our latest vacancies and job-seeking insights.

We hope that you enjoyed this article on the benefits of using a recruitment agency, check out our news section for more recruitment insights.

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