You’ve graduated and the next task ahead is either finding a paid internship that can lead you in to the job you’ve been wanting to work at, or try your hand at getting hired somewhere on your own. In either case, neither of these seem to be entirely enticing ideas, but how else is a graduate to land a job? While there are many stories that are circulating about recruiting agencies and their databases, you might actually find that a bit more useful than many people might have you believe otherwise.
What is a recruitment agency?
A graduate recruitment agency is one that is built to work closely with specific job organizations to fill vacancies and find people who may potentially fit that mold. In most cases a person looking to find a specific job in an area or in certain areas can submit their information and then the agency is paid by various companies to find a good fit. They don’t cost anything for the person utilizing them to find a job as they’re paid by the organizations they’ve networked with.
Is it worth joining a recruitment database?
In our personal opinion, we’ll have to say most definitely. Some jobs you may be over looked for or wouldn’t otherwise get hired without being put in to a recruitment database. Due to the fact that companies will come to an agency and ask them to help fill vacancies, the agency can then look through your information and try to line up jobs for you. If you’re a good fit, then you’re likely to get hired. Likewise, even if you find that you have over looked for the job when you go through the agency, there are still other ways in which you can benefit from using them.
These same agencies while trying to help you find a job can help you to better things like you CV and give you tips and tricks. In the event that you actually get called for an interview by the company your CV was forwarded to, the agencies can help you to ace your interview with tips and tricks. They can also answer any questions you might have about the company or otherwise. As you can see, by signing on with these agencies and allowing them to enter you in their databases you can benefit from them greatly.
By joining a recruitment database it’s basically like killing two birds with one stone. While there are people who’ve had negative experiences with the agencies in charge of them, there is probably more good than harm to be done by them. In the event that you get hired somewhere and wind up losing your job or it turns out it’s not a perfect fit for you, you now have the option of going back and using them to find other jobs in different fields if that field doesn’t work for you, or with other employers of the same type of work.