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4 reasons why a face-to-face meeting with a Recruitment Consultant will help you land a dream job

Kate Allen, Managing Director, Allen Associates

With the ease and speed of emails, using instant messaging and phones to quickly speak with others is fast becoming redundant.

In this environment, the thought of discussing a new career opportunity face to face with a recruiter may seem, well, like something from the dark ages. But to boost your chances of career success, doing so is simply a must.

Here we take a look at the key reasons why meeting your recruitment consultant can mean the difference between winning the job you really want or losing out to someone else.

Reason #1
You’re more than a name or a CV

People love putting a face to a name, or for us, a person to the CV. Yes, everyone has access to social media and can get an idea about what you like and dislike, as well as gaining a glimpse into your personality… but this is just scratching the surface.

We want to get an understanding as to what motivates you, what you’re looking for, your personality and any other interests. This enables us to build an accurate picture and identify those positions that will best match your requirements. After all, you are more than a name on a piece of paper, so let us get to know the person behind the words.

Reason #2
We may spot things that you never knew could boost your job prospects

We see it so many times – a candidate sends us their CV, but when we meet them they share a golden nugget of information that doesn’t appear anywhere in their application. This could give them that all-important edge over other applicants.

Having a face-to-face meeting allows us to discuss your skills, attributes and the qualifications you already possess in further detail. This not only identifies any key selling points, it also helps us to unearth those hidden skills and talents that could position you as the perfect candidate for the role.

Reason #3
You’re more likely to find a place you’ll love to work

It is estimated that we each spend at least 60-70% of our waking lives performing a work-related task, whether its commuting to and from the workplace, or actually doing the job itself. So, it’s important that this time is invested in a culture that is right, otherwise itchy feet will be the natural conclusion.

We understand what our clients are looking for in their next employee, and if we think you could be a great fit for them (and equally them for you) our job is to offer you as the best possible candidate. Meeting you in person better equips us to do just that.

Reason #4
We’ll help you discover more great roles that you might be missing out on

A face-to-face meeting gives candidates the opportunity to explain what they’re really looking for in upcoming job roles, including niche specialised sectors or career moves. This doesn’t only help us rule out jobs that aren’t applicable, but also helps us rule in jobs that are.

You could be missing out on roles that are perfectly matched to your skill set without you knowing. We get to understand our clients and the roles advertised very well, job titles that you never necessarily thought of could be a perfect match.  

A face-to-face meeting builds a far better relationship and puts us in the best possible position to secure you the perfect role. From this, we can effectively position you as one of the best candidates on the market – one step closer to landing that dream job.

If you’re looking to start a new career in 2018, are a graduate looking for a junior role, or are already a skilled and experienced professional, get in touch with the team today. We take the time to really understand what you want from a new career - matching you with the roles that are right for you. We’re here to help.     

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