You might not have dealt with recruitment agencies a lot before and do not know very well how we work. This is why I would like to provide you with simple and basic information on how we function and how the synergy between us and our clients works.
What is the meaning of recruitment agencies?
We work with clients. Our clients are companies, who seek assistance in searching for their ideal candidate. That is where our job starts. We provide these companies with candidates who fulfill their requirements. Obviously, the candidates we present cannot already be known by our clients. This means that if you have applied directly for a specific job with a company and they rejected your application, in this case we cannot do any more (at least for this specific company).
Help us help you
Leaving a good impression in the interview with the recruitment agency is very important, as even if we do not immediately have a position for you, we will keep your profile on file. A good impression is not easily forgotten, therefore as soon as a suitable position comes up, we have you in mind.
However, please do not forget that there are differences between interviews with companies and interviews with a recruitment agency. It is always highly recommendable to be honest in an interview. But it is of crucial importance that you are honest with your recruitment agency. The simple reason: we will most likely consider you for a number of different job offers. If you tell us straight away in the first interview what you are looking for and which kind of positions you are not interested in, you make it easier for us to find the right job for you.
Please be honest with your experience and your skills in your CV. Many of our clients ask for reference checks and most white lies will sooner or later be discovered, which means that you will be rejected by the company.
Do not write in your CV that you are bi- tri- or quatri-lingual if that is not the case – between us all in the team, we speak more than 20 languages so will most likely find out how good you are.
If you do not want a certain position or do not plan to accept a certain salary, let us know beforehand, rather than trying to negotiate directly with the company about salaries.
In the end, being a suitable candidate for a job does not only depend on education, experience and skills but also on how you present yourself in an interview; if you are honest, friendly and motivated.
All this put together gives us a high possibility to find you not only a job, but a job which also is in line with your wishes and expectations.