When you join a recruitment agency, it's similar to starting a new relationship. You need to take the time to get to know each other, establish trust, and recognize that communication is crucial.
When reaching out to an agency, it's important to ensure that they take the time to speak with you and understand fully what you are seeking. The more information you provide, the better chance they'll have of finding the right role for you. Utilize the rapport you build with them to your advantage as they'll be motivated to help you.

Your chosen recruitment agency is your gateway to your dream job, so present yourself professionally. When you attend your initial appointment, dress appropriately for the role you are aiming for to show them that you are serious about your job search.

Developing a strong working relationship with your recruitment consultant is crucial. Job searches can vary in duration, and by keeping your consultant informed about any changes, you can increase your chances of being considered for suitable opportunities.

The biggest complaint about recruitment agencies is often a lack of communication. Remember that your consultant may be managing hundreds of candidates and needs time to proactively seek out new roles.  However, they will always be happy to talk about your job search and what they have been doing to help. Make sure to return their calls, as missed calls with no response may lead them to think you are no longer seeking a role. Communication works both ways.

A good recruitment consultant genuinely cares about their candidates and wants them to find their dream role, whether it's through them or through other avenues. Make the most of your consultant's expertise, as they can provide valuable insights for your CV, interview tips, job search tools, and local market knowledge.