Those of us who have had experience with the recruitment industry for a long time know that there’s a distinct impression in the wider world, that they rank at about the same level as used car salesmen. That’s a little depressing for those of us who try to maintain standards and integrity to provide a quality service.
What can you do to ensure that you get the best from your recruitment consultant:
- Ask questions before working with a specific group.
Do they have a track record in your area of expertise?
- Read company websites.
How long have they been in business? Do they advertise jobs which really exist? Are they members of an accredited body?
- Don’t multi list.
Australia and New Zealand are smaller than you think. If you list with every agency in each country neither you, nor your preferred recruiter, will benefit.
- Tell the truth right from the start.
Don’t wait till the process is finalised and then tell them that you have a six month notice period in your current position.
- Ask about additional services.
Does your recruiter really have inside knowledge of your industry? Can he/she answer tricky questions regarding the registration processes which may apply to you? Can they help with visas or offer other relocation advice if you need it?
- Maintain good communication throughout the process.
Voice your hopes and fears and you’ll be surprised at just how much easier a good recruitment consultant can make your journey.
Global Health Source are corporate members of the Recruitment & Consulting Services Association of Australia and New Zealand and are committed to the R.C.S.A. Code for Professional Conduct.