How Do Recruitment Agencies Work?

Point Recruitment has been a well-known recruitment agency in Huntingdon for many years. Clients and candidates alike have enjoyed working with us and continue to do so. Yet many people are unsure what a recruitment agency is and what they actually do, so we thought we would create a blog post to talk about exactly that;

What Is A Recruitment Agency?

A recruitment agency works with clients (businesses) and candidates (job seekers) to match the right candidates with the right job roles. They look at the business, the company culture and the job role and then look at the candidates work experience, career goals and personality to match the right candidate with the right company.

What Does A Recruitment Consultant Do?

Recruitment consultants source new job opportunities by speaking to employers. They also edit and optimise CVs to ensure they are set up perfectly for their dream job. Recruitment consultants interview candidates for the clients, but they also help candidates prepare for interviews with tips and pointers.

A recruitment consultant’s main role is to streamline the whole job seeking process / candidate seeking process for the client and candidate.

How Do Recruitment Agencies Work?

There are a number of different things that recruitment agencies do so we have listed some of these below for you;

  • A recruitment consultant will be approached to find an employee for a business, they will then look at the candidates they have on their books, advertise the job role and interview for the role, before sending the CVs to the client, of the right candidates.
  • A candidate will approach a recruitment consultant explaining the job role they are looking for. The recruitment consultant will call their clients and see if they have a job opportunity for that high quality candidate.

How Do I Join A Recruitment Agency?

Many recruitment agencies will allow you to come straight into the office to register for work. However, we would recommend that you call us in advance to book an appointment. We are a busy recruitment agency in Huntingdon and we wouldn’t want you to be sat waiting to see us if we are busy with another candidate.

As a client looking for a new employee you just need to give us a call and we can take your job specification over the phone, or we can come and meet you at your business – whatever works best for you!