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How candidates can get the most out of a recruitment agency

If you are looking to find your perfect next job or boost your career, make sure you are getting the most out of your recruitment consultants (hopefully us!). Our team is extremely well-connected and highly knowledgeable, so will give you the strongest possible head start. Find out how to get the most benefit out of us…


  1. Be upfront about your aims

Be very clear about what you are looking to achieve. It will help us narrow our search so we only looking for the most interesting roles that will truly motivate you. If we know what your goals are, we can best use your time (and ours) for jobs that will deliver exactly what you are looking for.


  1. Communication

Tell us how you prefer to be contacted. Some of you may not be able to speak during working hours – that is fine! We are well used to communicating via candidates’ voicemail. Make sure we have all your correct contact information – and let us know immediately of any changes. Also ensure that you regularly check your email and phone messages throughout the process. We have filled some roles within 24 hours – so you really don’t want to miss out!


  1. Honesty is ALWAYS the best policy

If you have career gaps, false starts or issues with your CV, be up front and talk to us about them. It will help us ensure that potential employers understand the full context around any perceived anomalies which might initially concern them. We have the strength of client relationships and depth of expertise that we can help you progress your career – regardless of any kinks in your path.


  1. Listen

We pride ourselves on listening to you. But it works both ways. When we offer you advice, it will always be bespoke to you, highly considered and backed up by considerable experience. It is our aim to find you your perfect next role so, if you are confused by our advice, please discuss it with us. Equally, trust that we know our field and our clients – your potential employers – inside out.


  1. Ask!

If at any point in your applications process you have concerns – for example, you don’t feel prepared for interview – then we are there to help you, so ask us. Any question you ask will have been asked many, MANY (!) times before – guaranteed. So if you want help beefing up your CV, you need an interview run through or you just want some pointers finding background information on the target employer, just ask.


  1. Sign up!

You have got to be in it to win it! To start the ball rolling, sign up now to our candidate dashboard and access the latest unmissable opportunities. Alternatively, call our friendly and experienced team for a chat on 01483 668700 or email us at


  1. Don’t just take our word for it

When choosing an agency to work with, you need to be comfortable that we will deliver for you. A useful tool is checking out what previous candidates have said about us. Below are recent quotes from candidates we placed in the last few months:

“Marion makes the process simple. It’s about me”

“Working with Andrea was great. She made me feel at ease and I really believed in her to find me a job. Which she did.”

We work best when we are working collaboratively with candidates. These tips should help you make the most of our service. And be assured that it doesn’t stop with your job offer. We make sure you are happily settled into your new role on terms you are entirely happy with. And we will be there for you as your career in insurance or financial services progresses, going from strength to strength, ready to help whenever you need to give it another boost.



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