One of the most difficult parts of recruitment is the lack of stability that it offers. The market is often changing to reflect what's happening in both a political and economic sense. At the present time we are finding ourselves in the midst one of these changes. Previously we found that there were abundance of candidates looking for positions, mainly due to either redundancy, the winding down of departments, lack of work, lack of progression to name just a few reasons, but with a lack of positions available.
Recently this has shifted, 5 years since the onslaught of the original 'great recession' things have started to slowly and surely move. For the first time in a while we are seeing a rise in property positions, with firms beginning to shake off the dust and finally look forward to the coming year or so. This all sounds very positive, however for recruitment agencies like Sellick Partnership, this can create some difficulty. After speaking with candidates, we have noticed a competitive edge in reaching the right candidate first, with each match generally been approached by three or possibly more agencies regarding a specific role. As an agency we respect and advise our candidates to approach a maximum of two or three agencies that can offer a range of services, giving a candidate the right amount knowledge on the market and how it's moving. To advise otherwise would be nothing more than arrogant.
However although it is a positive time in terms of jobs available it's also important to remember two things:
1. Keep a track of exactly where your CV has been sent to. This is crucial; clients do not take kindly to more than one agency sending one CV at a time, mainly because of business terms and conditions that this can affect.
2. Think seriously about the agency representing you and if they have your best interest at heart.
The cynical of those reading this may think that no agency will have a candidate's interest at heart. However I will protest to this statement. A bad experience by candidates or clients is not only poor customer service in to which you will not use that service again - it also has negative connotations on the business you run.
I'm proud to say that Sellick Partnership stick by their ethos of 'Passionate, Respected and Engaged', and I really believe that is why we endeavour to offer you the best opportunities and invest time in the candidates we represent.
If you would like further information then please connect with me on LinkedIn or call me on 0113 2439775.