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Why work with a recruiter for your next job?

By Kate Taylor

Published Date: 2018/08

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Are you a job seeker looking for your next job wondering where to begin and want to know how a recruitment agency can increase your chances of getting your dream job?


I have had many conversations with employers and job seekers recently and wanted to answer some questions around why working with a recruitment agency might benefit you and my top tips to increase your chances of finding employment.


As a job seeker, some points you should ask the next time you deal with a recruiter when securing your next role should be as follows


  • Where is this job located? There is no point being put forward to your dream job in Perth if you only want roles in Sydney. Be clear with the recruiter what locations you are willing to work.

  • What is the salary range on offer for this role? As you can see from my story earlier there is no point going to an interview if the range is nowhere near what you’re willing to accept

  • Is there any relocation assistance or salary packaging options in the role to bump up my package? The fact is some roles may not pay as high as you would like but if the extra benefits can bump up your package dramatically e.g car, phone, salary sacrifice etc then it still might be of interest.

  • Does the company I am going to be put forward to has a good reputation and a good team to work with? Ask the recruiter if they have placed anyone else at the organisation before? Do they know the team dynamics and why does he think you would suit this company over others on offer in the market.


Working with a good recruiter can really enhance your job prospects. We network daily with hiring managers looking for staff with a similar background to you. We know industry salary ranges and which organisations are good to work for and the ones to stay clear of. We can negotiate salary packages and be the voice to your cv when submitting it to organisations.


If you have an open and honest relationship with your recruiter there is no reason why you can’t have a positive experience and end up in your dream job at a salary range that you could only dream of for your next job.


My top tips for securing your ideal job in record time;

  1. Update your CV! Ensure your employment dates match up and ensure the layout of the document is easy to read

  2. Update you referees on what is happening so they can be contacted at short notice if needed

  3. Be pro-active! Email or call your recruiter on a regular basis to get updates on your applications

  4. Take some time for self-care so you are feeling positive and enthusiastic for your next job interview


At TaylorCare we offer support through the whole recruitment process so if you are a Social Worker, Counsellor, Psychologist or Manager get in touch with us on 02 98104498 or email us your CV to office@taylorcare.com.au


Your dream job awaits you!