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5 Benefits of Using a Recruiter

 3rd Aug 2022

Job searches can be time-consuming and challenging, from finding opportunities and applying, to determining how to best present yourself as a candidate.   

Rather than tackling your job search on your own, you can have a support resource by utilizing a recruiter. Not only helping you to manage the ‘workload’ of job searching, but the benefits of a recruitment agency also stretch right through to helping you succeed at interview. And for candidates, a recruitment agency is absolutely free to use. 

If you’re still wondering why you should use a recruitment agency, take a look at our list of benefits below: 

  1. A more tailored job search 

Skilled recruiters will know their clients and the roles they have available well. As a result, they will be able to target the vacancies they put you forward for. 

At W&A we always have an initial meeting with our candidates so we can find out more about what you’re looking for. We work towards establishing what your motivations are, and what sort of role and working environment you will thrive in. This means you will only be put forward for roles that match your aspirations and criteria.  

  1. Making the job hunt more manageable 

Your job hunt can easily become unmanageable. Looking for a new job is time-consuming – it’s almost a job in itself!  

You may send your CV off to lots of different companies and get responses coming through here and there, but a recruitment agency will have an organised system to help manage job seekers and clients. It can take a huge weight from your shoulders. They will be the ones to make your application and send your CV to targeted clients, they will follow up on your application, they will organise the interviews and they will give you updates and feedback. They’ll also be able to tell you the details you need to know about the employer, helping you to focus your efforts. 

  1. Industry expertise 

Recruitment consultants are industry insiders. We’re well-versed in your industry lingo and naturally equipped with detailed knowledge of job requirements of your potential employers. This all translates into clarity of what is expected and provides you with informed insight into the market and into the company which, in turn, gives you the upper hand in the application process.  

This level of expertise can be a massive benefit when it comes to role-specific tips, such as certain things to include on your CV and things to mention during your interview for example, the needs and challenges of the hiring company and industry which your recruiter will be able to tell you. 

  1. Guidance and support 

Over and above industry expertise recruiters can give you an idea of the types of questions you might face, CV suggestions, coach you on interview techniques and instruct you on how to present yourself in the best light to the employer or hiring manager. And if you don’t get the job, they can also give you feedback about why you were overlooked which can help you in the future. 

Additionally, since the specialist recruitment consultant works exclusively within your chosen industry, it stands to reason that they are equipped with in-depth knowledge of the salary benchmarks and benefits you can expect from new roles.  

Our consultants will also drive contract and salary negotiations on your behalf. By having a recruiter play the middleman during salary negotiations, you can be as transparent and honest as possible without worrying that you might overstep your requests. 

  1. Well Networked  

Recruitment agents constantly maintain good working relations with various hiring managers and reach out to top employers in your industry. Recruiters act as your personal brand ambassadors and use their extensive networks to promote your resume to companies that you want to work with.  

We are also the first to know when organisations are expanding their workforce or building a new team. This means recruiters have access to a ‘hidden’ jobs market and opportunities in their own networks that might never be advertised, giving you a heads up and ensuring you are one of the first few candidates to be screened and interviewed for an exciting new role. 


There’s nothing like having a recruiter in your corner when you’re trying to get a job. After all, a recruiter wants to provide the best candidates for their clients, and if they’re trying to place you, it’s in their best interests to help you get that job! 

Additionally, a recruitment agency doesn’t need to be a one-off support system, they will always be happy to help you later down the line when you’re ready to make another career move.  

Please get in touch to see how W&A can help with your job search. 


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