You’re ready to make a career change but the process is frustrating. You need assistance, but where do you turn? A lot of people think of recruiting agencies as consultants to employers, however they are also a valuable resource for employees looking for a new job. You don’t have to take the job search on alone, an agency can expand your options, and simplify the process. Here are five ways you can make an agency work for you.

Provide You a Broad Network

Recruiting agencies have a vast network of employers and know which ones are hiring. They can get you in front of the right people who can advance your career. Working with a solid agency can exponentially expand your opportunities.

Marketing Expertise

A reputable agency doesn’t only share your CV with potential employers. They get to know you and the unique things you offer the market. They will act as your advocate and pitch your skills to employers who have needs that are aligned with what you have to offer.

Industry Intelligence

Who is hiring? What salary can I expect? What about benefits? A recruiting agency has their finger on the pulse of the industry, and they can advise you about what to expect and how to negotiate.

Interview Coaching

Just like getting to Carnegie Hall, landing a job takes practice, practice, practice. Your agent has years of experience interviewing job candidates and can coach you through a successful interview.

Resume Polishing

So many of us neglect keeping our resumes up to date. Often we only dust them off when we decide to make a career change. A recruiting agency can help you get your CV in perfect shape for the job you are looking for. They’ll also customize your resume to the specific job you are applying for. This will give you a big leg up on the competition.

Danielle Foppe is a Recruitment Manager at Business Centric Technology. If you are interested in learning more about how to get the best IT talent in the Dallas metroplex, contact Danielle specializes in recruiting IT talent in Dallas, Ft. Worth and North Texas. If you are looking for a rewarding career contact us today.