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HOW CAN A RECRUITMENT AGENCY HELP ME FIND THE RIGHT JOB?

A great recruitment agency will not only help you apply for jobs, but understand the best prospective positions for you and ensure you’re well-equipped for success. Here’s what you should expect if you apply for a job through a recruitment agency. 1. CONFIRMATION EMAIL

Once you apply for a job via a job-board or on an agency website, you should receive an email acknowledging your application. 2. PHONE OR FACE-TO-FACE CONFERENCE

Within 48 business hours, the agency should call to discuss your application and what you’re looking for in a role — they find out about your salary, location, career aspirations, what you love and dislike about your job, your skills base, education and professional development, the kind of employer you would like to work with, and more. 3. RESUME FEEDBACK

Agencies are best placed to help you improve your resume if required. Once your resume is complete, it should be formatted into the agency’s professional-looking template. 4. COMMUNICATON WITH POTENTIAL EMPLOYERS

Once you’ve decided together which employers to approach, the agency should send your resume to those employers. If you are unsuccessful in obtaining an interview, your recruitment consultant should provide feedback as to why this was the case. 5. ARRANGING INTERVIEWS

Your recruitment consultant should arrange interviews with employers. They should also conduct interview preparation sessions with you and further brief you on the client’s expectations regarding this preparation. Similarly, they should inform you about the client’s premises, their website, whom you will be meeting, and the job description if one is available. Your recruitment consultant should explain behavioural interview techniques so you can structure your responses according to the employers’ questions.

7. REFEREE CHECKS If you are successful in securing a role, your recruitment consultant should contact your referees. A good recruitment consultant should ensure you have contacted the referees to let them know the agency or employer will be calling. 8. PACKAGE NEGOTIATION Your recruitment consultant should negotiate your salary package, as well as the start date and location of employment. Salary negotiations can be delicate and having an industry expert involved may expedite the process. 9. POST-PLACEMENT CHECK-IN Your recruitment consultant should check-in with you on your first day and a few weeks later to ensure you and the employer are happy. At Medijobs we follow the above process for every one of our candidates. We believe you deserve an agency that values what you bring to the table and treats your application with due care, respect and confidentiality. Knowing what to expect from an agency empowers you to select one that will work best for you. If we can be of assistance, we’d love to hear from you. ca P: 1300 905 373 E: info@medijobs.com W: www.medijobs.com FB: Medijobs Australia

6. POST-INTERVIEW FEEDBACK

Your recruitment consultant should ask you for feedback about the interview, and also provide feedback from the potential employer. If you were unsuccessful, they should tell you why, so you can draw upon this feedback to improve your chances of attaining success in the future.

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