Get the most from your recruitment agency

We have found 12 tips published by the REC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation) here that will help you get the most from your recruitment agency.

When using a recruitment company remember to:

• Keep in regular contact with them – make a note to ring them weekly.

• Give them all the information they need to make the job search easy.

• Be honest about the type of job you are looking for and your salary expectations.

• Tell them if there is a particular type of job you don’t want.

• Keep your CV accurate and up-to-date.

• Listen to the advice your consultant offers about improving your CV.

• Talk to your agency if you think they are not finding you enough work choices.

• Choose an agency that specialises in the type of job that you are looking for.

• Check your agencies website and credentials before sending your CV.

• Be wary of posting your CV onto a website without investigating the agency first.

• Learn to treat your CV as you would your bank cards and PINs 

• Use an REC member agency if possible.

The REC are a representative body for the UK recruitment and staffing industry. They consist of over 8000 members made up of recruitment companies and agencies.