I’m sure it’s a question that you’ve often asked yourself during a job search – how can I make this easier?

Well, we all know that Cinderella had a Fairy Godmother and Luke Skywalker had Obi-Wan Kenobi. But you might be left thinking “Who’s looking out for me in the workforce?”

Job seeking can be hard, but it doesn’t have to be. Engaging a recruiter at any stage of your search (although particularly the beginning) can have enormous benefits and save you time. Recruiters can add so much value to job seekers that you might never even have thought about.

A recruiter knows the industry best, as well as individual organisations who are seeking potential employees. Because of this, recruiters are able to give advice on what the company cultures are like. They can provide information on management structures of individual companies as well as helpful guidance on team dynamics and how you would fit into that.

But they’re so much more.  There are no magic wands, but they have the knowledge to make things happen. Recruiters are like your window to the industry. The key to opening the door to employment, so to speak. If you’re feeling stuck, as a job seeker, and don’t know where to look next – why not try a recruiter? It definitely won’t hinder your search. If you feel like you’ve tried everything or are just waiting for something better to come along, a recruiter can help!

What’s one of the best things about going through a recruitment agency? It’s the personal touch. Recruitment agencies want to assist in working towards the best outcome for the employer and employee. They can negotiate pay packages and extra benefits. It’s always difficult to ask for more or to determine how much you’re worth as an individual. Do your skills make you qualified enough to ask for a better salary than your last job? Why not ask a recruiter! Recruiters are able to negotiate your salary and benefits within your industry because they know it and have likely been there. They have an abundance of knowledge about jobs and salaries and qualifications and they’re there to help.

You’ll be working with someone who knows your industry inside out. They know the pros and cons of your industry, and they know the people who make things happen. There’s no point hanging around and wasting time when you could be out there working in the job of your dreams. You’re not going to find it if you’re not looking, but you’re more likely to find it if you engage a recruiter.

At the end of the day, your recruitment consultant just wants to help you fulfil your dreams – your perfect job.