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Choosing the right recruitment agency

There may come a time in your career when decide to look for new opportunities maybe it’s time for a promotion or perhaps you’re looking for flexibility and would like to try your hand at contracting?

Often the best way to do this is through an agency, but for some, finding the right agency may seem a daunting process, however, with a clear focus on what you’re looking for, it shouldn’t be too difficult.

With over 5000 new recruitment agencies opening their doors in 2015, there is certainly no shortage of choice. So, what’s right for you? Remember that some agencies will provide generalised services while others work in more specialised or niche sectors.

A good recruiter will build a relationship with their candidates, building trust, provide them with plenty of information and be on hand to answer any questions and guide them through the process.

Working with a recruiter can take a lot of pressure off and make the job search more successful. A good recruiter will also look to secure the best opportunity for their candidate. If your considering taking the plunge, then your agency should be able to answer the following questions:

  1. How can I register with you and what’s involved?
  2. What opportunities do you have?
  3. If contracting, what's involved in becoming a contractor?

When considering working with a recruitment agency, be sure take a look their testimonials from clients and candidates, these tell you a lot about the way they work.

"Always found Parity Professionals very easy to deal with.  Everyone I had contact with was very pleasant and professional.  Payments were on time and as expected. No issues with the processes of dealing with this lovely bunch of people.  Would be happy to recommend them." J Craddock

At Parity, we understand that every appointment is different and every candidate unique, we look to find candidates with the right skills that match our clients culture and business goals and through continuous improvement, developing and growing for over 40 years, we have perfected the skills and expertise essential to recruit the best talent in the market, helping thousands of candidates find challenging and satisfying roles. We pride ourselves on the length of time most of our candidates have worked with us and believe this is due to our passion and professionalism.

Parity offers both temporary and permanent placements working with organisations of all sizes, our client base spans universities, public sector, Central Government, SMEs and global brands.

Remember, finding the perfect recruitment partner is definitely worth the effort and always remember to work with people you like and trust.

If you'd like to work with us, get in touch or take a look at our latest roles.

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