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Aug 18, 2007
We have all experienced the long toil to find employment. Searching endless hours through newspapers, job advertisements, job centres and writing to companies asking to keep our cv on file. We ask ourselves whether there is an easier way to find the position we are looking for, for many it can be a demoralising experience going to many interviews and experiencing many knock backs. Most of us spend our time trawling instead of finding recruitment agencies which potentially could open doors for you. I am not saying that if you sign up with a recruitment agency you are guaranteed instant success but it could possibly be a supply of new vacancies which you never knew existed. This is how it works.

Recruitment agencies are not only there for candidates (jobseekers) searching for employment they are also there to help companies and businesses find staff or advertise vacancies within there employment. These vacancies can be in any job industry, of which there are many to choose from.

Industry sectors for example may include, commercial, industrial, accounting, technical or hospitality and leisure. These industry sectors will each require several different skills, abilities and competences, therefore catering for a wide and very diverse range of people from apprentices with none or little work experience to full time positions for managerial positions with experience being essential, temporary opportunities arise to cover sick leave or extended holidays, and there are vacancies for skilled and semi-skilled tradesmen.

Enrolling with a recruitment agency can take some of the hard work out of a job searching; an initial interview with the recruitment agency in many cases will take place to further investigate the kind of work you are looking for. This not only helps you but makes it clear to the recruitment consultancy which jobs would be suitable for you and which would certainly not, for example if you are looking for a job as a cashier you are not going to find the right job in a warehouse who are requiring for forklift truck drivers. It just defines which areas are suitable and which clearly are not. Note: You may still need to provide the a current CV (Curriculum Vitae) and references from previous employers

In additional your primary interview will provide you with the opportunity to seek advice about the interview technique, simple suggestions such as arriving is vital, so if you are not sure of the location, travel arrangements and time it will take to get to the interview, it would be prudent to make a trial journey just to make sure you know where you are going and how long it will take, dress smartly for your interview, presentation and first appearances go a long way! although interview nerves may get in the way try to be confident. Keep eye contact and try to avoid nervous fidgeting, try to give constructive answers to questions asked instead of saying the first thing that comes into your head or just yes and no. Sit with a good posture and try not to slouch; all of these are just little tips which could create the right personal impression.

As I mentioned earlier many companies also use the services of recruitment consultancies to advertise positions. Many companies build a rapport with recruitment agencies knowing that they will receive the right kind of candidate because of the background work already done. Once a rapport has been established many companies will use the same agency again and again which in turn means that with more clients on a recruitment agency database the more jobs there are likely to be on offer.

Another reason to join an experienced recruitment agency is that they might make you realise new potential in other areas, perhaps you are a chef looking for a catering job, you have tried to find work in hotel kitchens and public houses but have drawn a blank, but have you tried places such as golf clubs and spas? Golf clubs usually have a club house which offers their members a top quality service, part of playing golf is enjoying the social aspect, after a round of golf there is nothing better than relaxing and discussing the day over a hearty meal and social drink. Therefore the golf course will require catering staff, its just one area which can be overlooked. The golf industry actually offers such a diverse range of opportunities such as reception, managerial, housekeeping, food and beverage opportunities right through to greenkeeping!

So whatever position, vacancy, job opportunity you are searching for, a visit to a reputable recruitment service might just open doors for you helping your realise your potential whilst broadening the opportunities on offer.
About the Author
Shaun Parker Investigates the benefits of enrolling with a Essex Jobs recruitment agency, Recruitment agencies are there not only to benefit candidates and broaden the job opportunities available but for companies looking to fill vacancies.
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