Six ways for getting the most out of your recruiter relationship

Using a dedicated recruiter at Via Resource for your next career move can provide several benefits in helping you land the role you want. A recruiter can steer you in the right direction if you are unsure of where you see yourself, plus open you up to new roles you may not have considered, which are aligned with your skills and career goals, whilst guiding you to be more selective in the jobs or companies you apply for with having connections in the top FTSE firms.

1. Quicker responses

When applying for a job directly through the hiring company’s website, it can sometimes take weeks before you get a response, which can be frustrating when you’re actively pursuing a new job opportunity. However, when you apply for a job through a recruiter, the turnaround times are often much quicker, where you’ll hear back from them within a few days and progress to the first interview stage quicker. Ultimately, working with a recruiter means you’re more likely to get started with a new job sooner.

2. Recruiter’s knowledge

Our consultants at Via Resource have extensive experience in the Information and Cyber Security market in several different sectors, and this knowledge can be invaluable to you. Our access to a range of clients and sectors gives us a unique insight into the landscape of the jobs market – so make sure you ask questions.

3. Be upfront

It’s not always easy to give recruiters and companies the full picture of who you are. When speaking to your recruiter provide a more in-depth career history, including the reasons for leaving previous roles, your job search so far, and what you earned in previous roles – all help us to build up a bigger picture of you as a professional.

When we know the full picture, we can use this information to your advantage, speeding up the process of securing your dream role!

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4. Selling your story

The length and complexity of the job application process can vary from employer to employer, where most of the time you’re only given the option to submit your CV and covering letter, which creates less work for you. But the downside to this, it is hard to effectively convey who you are, the experience and skills you’ll bring, and how to bring value to that employer. Where a recruiter will bring your CV and cover letter to life by explaining why your background and skillset are suitable and pitch you as a great candidate for the job. In other words, they’ll sell you to the employer.

5. Support

Job hunting can feel like an isolated experience, but with the help of a recruiter, you won’t be alone. Once they’ve recommended you as a suitable candidate and the employer decides they’d like to meet you, our recruiters go the extra mile during the next steps in the process. By coaching you through the interview stages, specifying what kind of questions will be asked, suggesting how you can best prepare, giving you details about who you’ll be interviewing with and giving you feedback after the interview. They can also suggest improvements for your CV which helps boost your chances of success with future job applications.

6. Ask for help

Let’s not pretend that getting you that new job isn’t going to benefit us as well. Building a relationship and working together for our common goal is a powerful tool in your job search!

With vast experience in placing candidates, our consultants know how the recruitment process works. At Via Resource, we always provide coaching and advice for your application. Where we showcase your talent and skills to prospective employers. Presenting the best version of yourself makes the application process run smoother and is the key to you securing the opportunity you want.

We’re here to support the next step in your career. As one of the first to specialise in Information and Cyber Security Recruitment in the UK, US and Europe, our experienced consultants will work closely with you to understand your experience and skillset, then use their specialist knowledge to match you with suitable roles. We have numerous contract and permanent job opportunities available to apply here.