By Elizabeth Ndembei
Before engaging with a recruitment firm, have at the back of your mind that it’s not as easy as it seems. Learning how to use recruitment firms effectively is key as you embark on this engagement. With today’s competitive market, people are using all means available to strike ahead of the pack and land their dream jobs.
Firms hold a lot of potentials when it comes to finding work, there a number of things worth noting before walking through their doors to ask for assistance.
Here are 5 ways to use recruitment firms.
We’ve all heard that your CV is your first and biggest opportunity to impress potential employers or recruiters. “Recruiters on average spend a minute or two going through your CV before making the ultimate decision on whether to progress the application or not”, Says Muthoni Ndegwa recruitment manager at corporate staffing services.
The time and effort you have invested on your CV determines where your application will determine where your CV falls, “yes” or “no” pile. Your CV should include things that will make you stand out. If you are in doubt about what your CV speaks, take time and have CV writing professional have a look at it.
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Most recruitment firms such as Corporate Staffing Services offer job seekers the opportunity to register CVs for free with them. As you are uploading your CV, ensure that it’s well tailored for your industry. This is because you will be swimming among other sharks to get the attention of the recruiters as they look for candidates for their clients.
Such a platform will provide you with updated advice on the job market as well as timely career advice relating to CVs, interviews and hiring companies.
Interview coaching can just mean the difference between you getting that job or a rejection. Just because you got shortlisted it does not mean you got the job, you will need to sell your skills even harder as things have just gotten hotter.
“Interview coaching helps job seekers prepare for an interview and be confident facing an interviewer”, says Melody Mwende, an interview coach at Corporate staffing services. The process will help you assess your last interview and how you can improve for the next one and provide guidance on how to answer tough interview questions.
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The majority of Kenyan professionals seek help when it’s too late. They wait until boredom and frustration have kicked in to start making plans for their careers. For the unlucky, they wait to be fired, retrenched or declared redundant to realize they should have taken charge of their career from the very beginning.
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Make your first impression count
Recruitment firms will get in touch with you time after time for interviews as they may find you suitable for certain positions. Despite them not being the potential employer, they represent the employer, in this case, that said, you should be able to give a good impression.
Enthusiasm, politeness and proper dressing will go a long way to assure the recruiter that you got what it takes to handle the job. Once agencies have shortlisted candidates, they always refer the top candidates to the recruiting company for consideration. When you are forwarded for consideration you will be representing the agency and yourself at the interview with the employer, make an impression that counts always.
Registering your CV is not the end of the work, you have to put in the effort to continue looking for a job at your level. Keep in mind hat there are other candidates seeking the same position with you and it will take time for recruiters to go through your CV, these calls for patience, not calling every hour to check on progress.
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The writer is a Communications Officer at Corporate Staffing Services, a leading Recruitment firm that offers CV Writing, Job Placement & Career Advice. Email: Elizabeth@corporatestaffing.co.ke