When it comes to your career and the competitive minefield that is the legal industry any advantage can make the difference between landing your dream role or settling for something less
Whenever I speak to a candidate and they tell me they have submitted their CV through a friend or even applied directly, my heart sinks. Not because I am missing out on submitting a candidate for a role but because I know that they may have inadvertently “shot themselves in the foot,” before they have even started a recruitment process. Here are 9 reasons why using an agent is your best secret weapon
We can Negotiate for you and get you the Best Possible Package.
We Protect your Reputation
Your friend may be your “best mate” in the world and one hell of a drinking buddy, but to be honest you have no idea how they are viewed at work. You have no idea if their recommendation would be taken seriously or if there are any concerns about their credibility
If you apply directly, you don’t know what someone might say/ remember about you or even worse – confuse you with someone else (trust me – it happens more often than you think!) This way, we protect your reputation and make sure your experience is marketed in the best possible way
We will “PUSH” for you
From our experience if apply directly – you may never know where your CV has gone or if it has gotten in front of the right people. If your friend submits your CV to HR, that is the extent of their involvement. They won’t follow-up with the internal recruiter; they won’t go into detail about your experience and why you would be a good fit; and they won’t have the knowledge to know how you compare to the rest of the market. Nobody will advocate for you like your recruiter will. Following up to the point where others may blush out of embarrassment is all a part of our general job description.
Good Recruiters are Trusted Advisors
Law firms are used to working with external recruitment agencies and have been doing so for years. They have budget for our fees and depend on our extensive knowledge of the market to provide them the best candidates available. We have the benefit of a track record and experience across the industry. If your recruiter has a good reputation in the market place, law firms will see them as a trusted advisor and value our insight.
Make sure the RIGHT people see your CV.
Your friend may know everyone in the litigation department, but that’s not really going to help you if you are corporate lawyer (or funds, constructions, finance etc). We work across law firms and have contacts in all the departments and can make sure your CV gets in front of the people who need to see it.
Handle Multiple Offers.
Protect your Friends / Network
Assist with your Resignation.
Give yourself the best competitive advantage. For a confidential discussion about your job search either in Australian or abroad please call me at +61 452 200 375 or email firstname.lastname@example.org