When you register with a reputable recruitment agency, you share a significant amount of sensitive information with them. Be prepared to tell them your salary expectations, personal details, career history, individual strengths (and even weaknesses).
“When we first take on a new candidate, we have to get to know them if we are going to effectively match them with a suitable vacancy and this requires all parties to be open and honest on both sides,” explains accountancy recruitment specialist Tina Maguire from Norwich-based Big Sky Additions.
Some agencies don’t keep their side of the bargain though: “Increasingly we hear of other agencies who discuss job opportunities without actually telling candidates who the client is until they have secured them an interview,” says Tina. “This can lead to duplicate applications – it makes it look like the candidate is not in control of their job search, and no one likes being told they have an interview somewhere they would never want to work.”
Imagine you are buying a new house: “You tell two estate agents that you want a 4 bed family house, large garden, near shops, school and public transport etc. and how much you have to spend,” suggests Tina. “One phones up and says “We have this ideal house, based in ABC Village, 15 miles from Norwich, near a good school and transport links.” Another agent calls you about the same property and says “I cannot tell you where the house is but it is exactly what you are looking for and you have to view it at 11am on Wednesday” – who would you trust?”
Successful recruitment is based on trust: “In order to do our job well, we share as much information with the candidate as we can about the company, the role and the salary etc. Ensuring they are definitely interested in the position, and the role and location are a good match gives the best possible chance of a successful outcome for everyone,” concludes Tina.
For further advice For further advice on securing your next accountancy job in Norwich, contact Tina Maguire today :-