Why should I use an Agency to represent me?
Lately, I’ve been seeing a lot of ads online that talk about why candidates should NOT use an Agency and frankly, I can’t understand why a candidate would not want to use an Agency?
1) Introduction to companies that are outside of your network. The first place everyone goes when looking for a new job is their own network. Once that network is exhausted or has already been tapped, where do you go? Do you start applying to jobs online? Yeh, that works well.
2) The jobs that you are submitted for through an Agency are most likely open positions and need to get filled. Companies, like candidates, will exhaust their own internal resources before using an Agency to fill their positions too. Hence, the openings from an Agency have already been open for some period of time and now the company is more urgent to fill the role.
3) The Agency wants to see you get hired, so they should give you a ton of information about the hiring manager, the job description, the company culture, etc, so you will be more prepared for the interview than going it on your own. The Agency only wins when you accept their position, so they’ll want to make sure that you are as prepared as possible.
I can go on and on, but really, if you are looking for a position, I’d highly recommend that you use an Agency. And the beauty of it, all of this is at no-cost to you!!