Should I Use A Recruiter As A Graduate?

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I’m the first to admit that before I joined HRC Recruitment, I wasn’t actually entirely sure what a recruitment consultant did. It wasn’t something that was spoken about at university or even at school. So, I thought there would be a lot of other recent graduates, like myself, who probably have a few misconceptions as to how agency recruitment actually works.

Having already placed candidates within the Accountancy & Finance market, it has been really exciting to feel like I am making a difference in someone’s career plans.

Here’s how I could make a difference in yours:

CV Advice

You may have never written a CV before and it can be hard what to know to include in order to impress a potential employer. Or you may have a rough draft ready that needs finessed. As recruiters, we can help you decide what’s important and what’s not – and we can format your CV in a way that is appealing to employers.

Interview Prep

If you don’t have too much experience, a job interview – virtual or in-person – can be really daunting. A recruiter will give you good pointers as to how to dress, which research to carry out and we can give you good examples of questions that might be asked on the day. Having a plan can help you de-stress and focus on performing well.

Career Planning

Recruiters know their markets inside out so talk to us! We may have a career plan for you to consider that you have never thought of previously. We understand how to play to people’s strengths and, therefore, which roles would be the most suitable.

Access to Jobs

Many companies do not advertise directly on job boards or social media – they will work exclusively through agencies. So, in working with us as a candidate, you will get access to jobs and opportunities that may not be available in all the usual places.

Connections

A good recruiter is well networked and has lots of connections within their industry. You can reap the benefits of our connections by potentially having the door opened at your dream firm.

Free Service

A common misconception is that recruitment agencies require a fee to help you look for work. As a candidate, our services are free to use and access whenever you need us. So, you’ll get the benefit of all our expert help and advice for absolutely zero cost to you.

So, if you are a recent Accountancy graduate – or are more experienced in your career – I’d be delighted to have a confidential discussion as to current opportunities in the market. Click here to drop me an email and get in touch.

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