Candidates… Why Use a Recruitment to Recruitment Firm?
-by Lawrence Hudson-Basing
One of the questions that we’re often posed is why Recruiters who are so adept at managing the career trajectory of the candidates they represent would use a Rec-To-Rec firm rather than seek to identify opportunities themselves?
Spector Hunt represents the brightest and most talented Recruitment professionals in the market, but why do they trust their next move to us instead of trying to establish contact with prospecive employers themselves?
We know the landscape & opportunities
We spend 100% of our time building relationships with recruiters, managers and directors across the various recruitment agencies, executive search firms, RPOs and In-House teams. We know who is hiring, what they are looking for (and what they are not looking for), salary benchmarks and commission schemes, prospects, incentives and growth plans. The knowledge that we can share with you is invaluable. We’ll certainly know of firms that might not be on your radar too!
We know the culture
Looking for some work/life flexibility or are you chasing deals well into the early evenings? Motivated by KPIs and targets or a self-starter who values autonomy? Do you feel like you are the seasoned recruiter who has earned their stripes but surrounded by a sales-floor full of grads, or perhaps you are young and ambitious but feel you don’t work in a true meritocracy? You will have a good idea of the type of organisation you’d like to work for next so don’t second guess who might be able to offer you this.
We save you time!
One thing that good recruiters are always short of is time… your most valuable commodity and something not in abundant supply. Let us do the hard work for you, identifying prospective employers who can offer what you are looking for when you’re ready to take the next step in your career.
We help you prepare
Every week you help candidates prepare for interviews with clients which must make you pretty damn good at playing the interviewee yourself right? Think again! A recruitment-to-recruitment interview can really put you through your paces and we know how to prepare you. You can expect to be probed deeply about your billing figures, average margins, CV sent to interview ratios, client relationships, success stories with pitches and PSLs – you’d be amazed at how many recruiters falter without adequate preperation. Let us guide you through the process and ensure you are prepared and ready to impress.
We take a long term view to our relationship with you
Unless you are actively looking for a role straight away, we’re not going to pressure you to ‘change jobs tomorrow’. Let us be your career counsellors and keep a “watching brief” on the type of opportunites you think you’d like to see flagged from us as and when they crop up on the market. If we find a client who says they are looking for someone with your experience and skills & this sounds like the type of role you’ve told us you want – we’ll get in touch. Nice and simple!
The negotiation stage
Finally, when it comes to negotiating a package, having an intermediatry between yourself and the prospective employer can help convey your expectations without you feeling pressure to accept an opportunity that falls short. We’ll seek to secure you the best possible offer and one that truly makes sense for you to consider and accept.
To discuss how Spector Hunt can help you search for your next Recruitment opportunity, please contact us for a discrete conversation.