It's said that, January is the most popular time of year for job seekers to start looking for new opportunities and we can only agree; our busiest days (by far!) at The Dove Partnership in terms of applications was 19th and 20th January. People tend to re-evaluate their jobs (and lives in general); gyms are packed, holidays being booked whilst the New Year gets underway.
If you are considering changing jobs, we’d recommend you:
1. Start looking NOW as there will be more competition the longer you wait and
2. Let a recruitment agency help you - we can recommend a brilliant one!!!
These are the benefits of letting one of our consultants help you find your next job.
1. IT’S FREE!
Letting us help you find a job is completely free of charge, no hidden fees. We get paid by the clients we partner with - never the candidates.
2. A weight off your shoulders
Instead of spending countless hours on job boards and amending your CV or cover letter for each application, we will do the job for you. You will be put forward for suitable roles, but only after you've been briefed and your interest confirmed.
3. We are market experts
In addition to multiple years in recruitment, we know exactly what our client’s require, what salary you can push for with your experience and what the current market looks like within your field.
4. We hear about new openings first
As an agency we have built long-lasting relationships with our clients we partner with and are in constant communication with them. Because of this, we are often the first to hear about new openings and can help you get an interview before the job is even on the market!
5. A more tailored and efficient job search
You might feel productive if you apply to 20 jobs in a day, but if they are not relevant to your experience or unrealistic it's a complete waste of your time. Our consultants, on the other hand, will only put you forward for roles that are right for you.
To ensure we have a clear sense of who you are we aim to meet all our candidates face-to-face. We want to establish what your ambitions are, what sort of working environment you thrive in and what is important to you in your new role. This will allow us to have enough information to be in the position to suggest and discuss specific roles with you.
6. Support, guidance and feedback
We will support you and monitor your application on your behalf from the initial interview to potential employment. We will prepare you for interviews and strengthen your skills and we always ask the client for constructive feedback afterwards.
If your application is successful, we will help you negotiate your salary and benefits. We also follow up with you after your start date to ensure you are happy in your new role.
7. An ongoing relationship
A recruitment agency doesn’t need to be a one-off support system. If we stay in touch, we can help you down the line when it's time for your next career move. We recommend adding your consultant on LinkedIn to make it easier to stay in touch and up to date.