It seems impossible these days to find a job! Nearly everyone seems to be in the same boat of applying for jobs and either getting no response or being the two hundredth person interviewed for a position that you are over qualified for anyway. Using the normal route of looking for a job in the classifieds, either online or in print, just does not work anymore in today’s job market. How are you supposed to get a leg up and stand out from the hundreds of other resumes floating across a hiring manager’s desk? The best way is to submit yourself to a recruiting agency.
Being in a recruiting agency’s database is going to help make your job hunt a less frustrating process. If you think that you are frustrated, believe that the company you are looking to work for is frustrated as well. Going through all of the applications thrown their way is becoming harder and harder for them to do on their own so many are bypassing advertising their open positions and instead are using the services of recruiting agencies to find potential employees for them. This means that there could be the perfect job for you out there but you may never know about it if you are not on a recruiting agency’s radar.
It is mutually beneficial for a recruitment firm to find you a job. They are paid by the company searching to fill a position, so they will want to find the right person quickly. Develop a relationship with your recruiter so that they think of you when recommending people for jobs. Check in once a week to see how the week is looking and if any new positions have been acquired to fill. A recruiting agency is going to your best way to have an inside track on the job market and hopefully your job search will be over before you know it!