The Gauteng job market is fiercely competitive. Its advantages are that it provides heightened career prospects and salaries. It’s disadvantage is that it has more applicants eager to take advantage of Johannesburg’s higher opportunity. Recruitment agencies around Johannesburg can play an important role in how easily an applicant secures a dream career.
Selection of recruitment agency can be the one element that helps one achieve the best interviews for one’s career. Thereafter, the applicant is in control but before that, the recruiter plays an important part in the process. It’s thus useful to know a little of what to seek in a recruiter. Agencies that don’t take their applicants seriously can waste the time they could otherwise spend applying more skilfully for positions.
A curriculum vitae is clearly insufficient for getting employed. It’s the networking and people involved directly in the process who tend to make the biggest difference. The old adage ‘it’s not what you know, it’s who you know’ applies particularly to one’s choice of agency. Those who are talented at qualifying their candidates and putting a core amount of the best submissions in for candidacies are most likely to achieve success.
Recruiters who concentrate on limiting the number of submissions they send for an application because they’re focused on finding the most appropriate candidates have the respect of the human resource departments they work with. They can affect the way an interviewer views an applicant. An applicant of a respected recruiter is unlikely to be cast aside without serious consideration.
Recruiters who work with niche clients should have some knowledge of their industry and jargon. For example a recruiter who works in the programming industry who doesn’t know there’s a difference between being able to use HTML and Java won’t be able to submit qualified candidates for positions. Recruiters don’t need to know how to do their applicants’ jobs, but they do need sufficient knowledge to understand the various qualifications and job descriptions.
Hiring managers quickly lose respect for the recruiters and the candidates submitted by them when they constantly submit poorly qualified people. A hopeful candidate doesn’t need to be glanced over because of her recruiter’s bad reputation. It’s vital for recruiters to understand the facets that are required for the careers they work with.
Qualifications are insufficient to qualify a person for a career, and great recruiters know this. They also know what personality traits and abilities are needed for different careers. This lets them find the most fitting positions for the most fitting candidates, which in turn earns hiring managers’ respect. The motivation and sincerity of applicants is equally important for recruiters to understand.
Salary requirements also need to be understood well by recruiters. Factors such as lack of self worth can lead to a decreased salary requirement. Being able to balance the standards of the industry with the authentic capabilities of the current job market allow a recruiter to serve applicants well. These are people who will get their applicants the salaries they deserve. Recruitment agencies around Johannesburg know that the salary scales of Gauteng and Cape Town are different, and will negotiate effectively according to all factors.