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Why you should consider working exclusively with one recruiter

  • Publish Date: Posted over 1 year ago
  • Author:by VANRATH

Benefits of partnering up with a recruiter

You see a job, you want the job, how do you increase your chances of getting that job? Teaming up with a recruitment expert. You might think we are only saying this because we want you to work with us, well maybe partly, but really, research has shown you have more chance of landing a role with expert support than you do on your own. A recruiter can steer you in the right direction if you are unsure of where to start. They can also talk you through roles you may not have previously considered which match your skill set and goals. Don’t forget, using a recruiter is free service and costs you nothing but your time and cooperation!


Why you should consider working exclusively with one recruiter

  • If your CV is in multiple places, you can guarantee it will be sent out to the same place multiple times. While you may think blasting out your CV in front of an employer a few times is a good thing, it actually has the opposite effect, and can put a potential employer off. VANRATH ensure we put your CV in front of the right people.

  • A recruiter can talk you up on your behalf. It’s one thing to have a well written CV, but that alongside a personal recommendation from a recruiter will bump you to the top of the applicant pile.

  • Employers like exclusivity, they like the loyalty it highlights, and with that comes the confidence that you are serious about the role you have applied for.

  • If you are teamed up with multiple agencies, you’ll have communication all over the place, this could be confusing and stressful for you. We believe the recruitment process should be as stress free as possible.

Quick Tips: How to make the most out of your time with a recruiter.

  • Honesty is the best policy. Your recruiter will want to find you the most suitable role that meets your career and salary expectations, so be as transparent as you can about what it is you want.

  • Take and use the expert’s advice. Whether this is about a company you are interviewing with, how to prepare for interview or improving your CV. At VANRATH we have been in the business of giving expert advice for over 20 years, so trust us we know what we’re talking about.

  • When presenting yourself to a recruiter, you should do so in the same way that you would a potential employer. This allows your recruiter some insight into your professional demeanour and how you will present yourself in interviews.

  • Always maintain open communication with your recruiter around any opportunities in the pipeline, other recruitment agencies you are using, and previous roles and companies you have applied for.

AT VANRATH all of our recruitment consultants are experts within their specialist sectors. They have in-depth knowledge of the local recruitment market which is unrivalled in Northern Ireland.

To discuss the next steps in your career, or get an overview of the current market, please contact us on 02890 330 250 or e-mail  

Want to read more articles like this? Be sure to visit VANRATH’s News, which features all kinds of industry insights and career advice. We post regularly on our LinkedIn page too, so don’t hesitate to check that out as well. If you’re seeking immediate career advice then visit our website or call 028 9033 0250.