Is there any way you can easily tell a good recruitment agency from a bad one?
In this age of instant career choices, a recruitment agency can spring up with highly unqualified people who have been hired for the lure of high commissions. You need know the differences between a good and bad recrutimer agency so you don’t waste your money or your time.
A good recruiting agency should never charge you money for their services. The employer typically pays their fee when you are hired or they are working on a contingency basis.. You will be given a number of different opportunities to interview for jobs and you should be getting feedback on how you did.
If they offer to sell you services for rewriting or reformating your resume to printing copies of cover letters, you are not dealing with a reputable recruiting service, most likely. Recently we learned of an unemployed applicant who paid over $3000 to have their resume rewritten and mailed out to a “select” group of prospective employers. After six weeks and no interviews he took control of his own job hunt. The sad part of the story is that he threw away $3000 that he could not afford to lose but he also lost six weeks that he could not get back.
If you use a legitimate recruiting firm to assist you in your job hunt, don’t rely totally on this source. Use every job hunting source available to you-networking, answering ads, internet job sources, your college career office and of course your own research.
Be proactive, write out you job hunting plan and work the plan every day. Make it a full time effort and you’ll be successful in finding the right job.
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