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Candidate Advantages Of Using A Recruitment Agency

As Candidate Blog

We recently wrote about the Advantages Of Using A Recruitment Agency from a business perspective and received some great feedback. Following that post, today we’re covering the same topic, but for Candidates! If you’re on the runt for a new role, and not sure where to start, using a Recruitment Agency could be the way forward for you. With nearly 20 years' experience, Auto Skills UK has developed as the leading automotive recruiters in the UK. We provide permanent and contract staff for Technical, Sales & Marketing, Finance & Administration and Customer Service roles to the automotive aftermarket, dealers and workshops throughout the country. Read on to discover why an agency could work for you.


Key Connections

Sometimes the phrase “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know” is very applicable when job hunting. You know there must be roles out there, but where do you start? With an overwhelming amount of recruitment websites, newspapers and social media sites, you can sometimes feel like a small fish in a big pond trying to find the right job to apply for. Knowing the right businesses, having the right contacts and approaching the appropriate person within a company isn’t as easy as it sounds. A Recruitment Consultant will have years of experience doing so, and can share opportunities with you that might not be easily advertised. 


Support & Advice

An agency is there to help. They want you to succeed and have so much knowledge they’re ready to pass on. From interview tips, how to prepare for your first day, negotiating your salary and refreshing your CV, an agency is an expert in securing the right role for you, every step of the way. At AutoSkills, the consultants responsible for delivering the service our clients and candidates expect are drawn from both the recruitment and automotive industries and include experienced dealership and customer service representatives who understand exactly the job requirements we fulfil. 


Managing Optimism

Whether it is due to upset in your current working environment or through application rejections, it can be easy to fall into a downward spiral of negativity that subconsciously affects your applications. Working with an agency with help maintain your spirits with a positive attitude. Having a network of positive people who can help your job search and by remembering your key assets, skills and experience, will change your job hunt experience.


Learning Your Strengths

It’s important to be aware of the benefits you have over others looking for similar roles and be able to verbalise these in a clear and concise way. Often we meet candidates who are unaware of where their strengths lie, making it impossible to apply for the most suitable jobs. As an agency, we help candidates consider a mix of job specific, technical skills, management skills and personal strengths, as this mix helps to build the picture of a well-rounded competent employee.

These are just a few of many advantages of using a recruitment agency, so if you’re a candidate who is ready to fast-track into a new role, get in touch today!