Image of a recruiter discussing a candidate's career with them.

Should I Use a Recruitment Agency to Secure My Next HR Job?

With an increasing number of businesses choosing to hire directly, you’ll no doubt be wondering whether there’s any point using an HR recruitment agency to find your next role…

There’s absolutely good reason to continue applying for jobs being advertised directly; you’d be mad not to, particularly in this market! 

However, there’s a large number of reasons why networking with specialist HR recruitment agencies should be a key tactic in your job-seeking armoury.

1. Gain clarity on what you actually want

We often find that even when candidates are actively looking for a new role, they’re actually not 100% certain what the right role looks like and what’s important to them. A good recruiter will ask you probing questions to help ensure you are piercingly clear on what you want from your next job.

2. Fingers on the pulse

Having firmed up what your dream job looks like, we can give a unique and balanced view on the right types of business for you and can give advice on what sort of skills, experience etc that this business looks for. We can also give you wider visibility in terms of the state of the market, the type of competition you are up against and so on and whether your expectations are realistic.

3. Expertise and advice

Whether it’s the layout and content of your CV, optimising your LinkedIn profile, or advice around how to conduct yourself during an interview, agency recruiters will give you unique and invaluable insight to ensure you have the best chance of securing your new role.

4. Selling your experience

Before your CV even lands on an employer’s desk, we have the ability to educate our client on your strengths and why they should consider you for their role. We will bring your CV to life (ensuring you stand out from the crowd rather than being yet another CV amongst hundreds of others). In a crazily competitive job-seeking market, having a couple of recruiters fighting your corner is not to be underestimated.

5. Opening doors  

HR is one of the most transferable professions across sectors yet many businesses still only want to consider candidates from competitor organisations (in the same sector). We are in a position to challenge this convention and can often get you in front of a client due to promoting your transferable skills and personal characteristics (which might not initially come across through your CV alone).

6. Job-seeking is a full-time job! 

From finding the right roles to apply to and then tracking your applications, to preparing for interviews and negotiating next steps, the recruitment process is often a long and complicated one. Recruitment agencies are in the perfect position to take a lot of the pain away, leaving you free to focus on getting the job (whilst also not compromising your other day to day responsibilities).

7. We’ve got the low-down 

Most of our client relationships have been nurtured over a period of years, which means we have an invaluable insight into the nature of our clients’ business and the challenges they face. This puts us in a great position to coach you prior to your interview and gives you a distinct competitive advantage over other candidates.

Concluding thoughts

So there you have it, there are significant benefits to partnering with a specialist recruitment agency when looking for your next role. However, in order to get maximum value it’s important you keep up your end of the bargain. 

You need to be transparent and honest around your expectations, make yourself available for interviews, respond to calls / emails in a timely manner and make sure you give 100% during all parts of the process.

Get in Touch with PEEQ HR Recruitment Agency

We are here to help you. If you have any questions, queries or would like to discuss a potential hire, a job application, or require clarification on anything detailed on our website, then we would love to hear from you.

Please feel free to call, email or complete the form provided and we will assist you.

Share This Article

Scroll to Top