As a job seeker searching for meaningful, and hopefully well-paid, employment in the information technology sector, there are many reasons why you should use an IT recruitment agency to help you on your quest, including the following six.
Most employers use a recruitment agency
Nowadays most employers outsource their recruitment needs to a recruitment agency, so by going through an agency you have better access to job opportunities.
Not sure about your resume? Recruitment agencies generally, though not always, provide jobseekers with free assistance. If they believe that you’ve got what it takes and they think they can find employment for you with one of their clients, you’ll find they’re only too willing to give you a hand with your resume. And they’ll probably give you a few interview tips too.
Going through an agency saves you time
If you’re looking for a specific job, or even if you aren’t, going through an IT recruitment agency will save you time. And a lot of it. There’s no need to create unique cover letters for each position you apply for, they’ll let you know when they come across a position that they think you’d be suitable for.
They offer temporary and contract work
There’s a lot of temporary and contract work available for skilled individuals in the IT sector. This kind of work is an excellent way to get real experience, if you don’t already have it, not to mention ‘try out’ organisations that you think you may like to work for in the future on a fulltime basis.
They help to minimise contact with referees
If potential employees contact your referees every day or so, how long before they’re no longer willing to provide you with a glowing reference? You don’t want to hassle your referees, so by going through an IT recruitment agency when looking for web developer or graphic artist jobs, you’ll effectively minimise contact with them.
When a potential employer needs to contact them, they won’t be tired of all the phone calls and emails, and they’re more likely to provide you with a great reference.
Their services are free to use, so why not?
IT recruitment agencies don’t charge jobseekers for using their services – they charge employers – so their services are free for you to use. As that’s so, there’s really no reason at all why you shouldn’t go through an IT recruitment agency to help you source employment in the IT sector, so what have you got to lose?
If you aren’t using a recruitment agency to search for meaningful employment, you’re missing out on some fantastic opportunities. However, there’s really no time like the present to get your job hunt back on track, so why not contact your local IT recruitment agency today?