5 reasons why you should use a specialist recruitment agency
For the average person looking for jobs in Hong Kong, it can be an exhausting and time consuming process trying to secure your next career move. If you haven’t had much luck on your own, partnering with a specialist recruitment agency within your chosen industry can open more doors for your than you thought possible.
Here's 5 reasons you should use a specialist recruitment agency to find a job instead of going it alone:
Specialist recruitment consultants know your industry inside out:
It is a specialist recruiter’s role to understand your industry jargon, the in's and out's of your job and where your skills, cultural fit and career goals would be suited in potential employment. Since specialist recruitment agents are so well versed in all of the technical and personal requirements for the roles you are applying for, they'll be able to give an accurate evaluation of where your experience and skills would be best utilised, and also provide you with advice on how to remedy any gaps in your knowledge.
Specialist recruitment agencies actively cultivate strong (and often exclusive) relationships with industry leading businesses:
As a jobseeker,
the means that your recruitment consultant can often ‘float’ your resume to key organisations you want to work with, and as a result - you may be offered a role that didn’t exist.
Specialist recruitment agencies reduce the number of times your referees are contacted:
Partnering with a specialist recruiter means that instead of the individual companies you apply for roles in all contacting your referees (which can become time consuming), your recruitment partner will simply call just the once, and provide the same referral details to each of the prospective employers you apply with.
Specialist recruitment agents can offer you salary advice based on benchmarking within the industry:
Since your specialist recruitment consultant works exclusively within your chosen industry, it stands to reason that they will have an in-depth knowledge on the type of salary you can expect from new roles. They can also provide advice on what you need to do in order to secure a higher wage, and in the majority of new work arrangements, provide you with an edge, by handling the negotiation for you when it comes to your new contract.
Specialist recruitment consultants are in constant contact with employers within your industry, which means they will be the first ones to know if your dream job has just opened up:
A good recruitment consultant is proactive and will regularly find out well in advance about available roles for you before they are advertised on traditional job boards - which means you will get in first above other candidates to interview and also be exposed to a larger number of available roles to pick and choose from.
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