Using Online Recruitment Agencies

Using Online Recruitment Agencies

If you are looking for a job, you may find that the traditional routes such as newspapers and agencies have limited opportunities available. If you are relocating they can be particularly restrictive as they will only tend to deal with vacancies in your immediate locality. The best way to widen your search and the opportunities available is to utilise the resources available on the Internet.

Every recruitment agency that you see on the High Street will have an online site. The benefits of these are that they contain vacancies for the whole country and, in many cases, globally. In general you register with these sites and indicate your preferences as to the type of job, location and salary you are looking for. This prevents you searching through all of the vacancies listed and narrows the search to more relevant opportunities for you. In addition to this, in many cases you can then apply directly to the employer, sending them your CV and a covering letter, all electronically.

There are also recruitment agencies which have been set up to tap into the market of online recruitment, and which do not have offline branches. These can tend to work in a slightly different way, with the employer looking for the right candidate for the position they have available. In order for you to be listed as a potential employee you need to register with them. Part of this registration will include listing your previous experience, the type of work you are seeking, your qualifications, the location you are looking to work in and the salary range you will be expecting. You can then upload your CV and wait for the employers to contact you, based on your specifications.

You may also find that representatives of the agency will contact you in reference to any vacancies they think you are well suited to and will then put you forward to the employers as a suitable candidate.

These online agencies always have a large number of vacancies that they are recruiting for and tend to allow you to apply for as many vacancies as you wish. Many of them will also send you email updates if a new job is listed which meets your requirements.

It is worth regularly updating you CV so that it appears fresh and new, and tailoring your covering letter to suit the individual vacancy for which you are applying. If you use these services wisely, you can find a new job quickly, easily and at a time which suits you best.

About the Author:

Stephen Mcbride is the webmaster of a Northern Ireland jobs website