What are the benefits in using a recruitment agency when looking for a job abroad?

In our work we come across a lot of misconceptions and questions about what a recruitment agency actually does and if it is better to use an agency or to apply for jobs by yourself. As a recruitment agency we are here to help. We help our client companies find the best suited candidates and we help our candidates find a job abroad. Candidates selected for jobs, do not work for or through an agency after accepting their job offers but instead they sign a contract directly with our client company. So, the role for the agency is to support the recruitment process and once the suitable candidate is found, the contract is signed and the candidate has had a successful start in their new job, we are done with our work. In this article we are listing the benefits in using a recruitment agency when looking for a job abroad.

There are many benefits of using a recruitment agency to find a job, especially when it comes to finding a job abroad. Some benefits include:

  • You are getting help for free! We are free of charge for candidates. Most of the Recruitment Agencies are working on request and are paid by their clients (other companies). Therefore, there are no costs for you as a candidate.
  • We have an excellent knowledge of different markets all over Europe. We know which sectors and companies are forming exciting opportunities for people with your knowledge and expertise, and which expectations are realistic.
  • Recruitment agencies have a large network. Therefore, they can often quickly get you in contact with interesting clients and projects.
  • Recruitment agencies have access to jobs that you as a job seeker often cannot see (yet). Through many years of partnership with clients, agencies are often the first to hear about profiles that are needed.
  • Recruitment agencies are following up on your application. You will receive feedback and/or will be assisted from intake interview to salary negotiation
  • They Do the Job Searching for You: When you sign up to work with a staffing agency, they ask you about your skills and experience and let you know if they have a job that might be a good fit for you. You can also search for jobs on their internal job site. Often, they know of job openings that aren’t available on other job sites. It is a great way to get help finding job openings.
  • They give you a good understanding of not just many different positions but about different cities/countries (cost of living, advantages, tips, what to expect).
  • They Give You Feedback: Most staffing agencies provide you with feedback throughout the job application process. They might give you tips on how to revise your resume or provide advice on how to successfully interview. This kind of free feedback is invaluable.

But most importantly, we are there for you from the point you are looking for a job abroad until your first day at your new job. 😊 If you have any concerns or problems, you are always welcome to contact your recruiter so that you will have a soft landing to your new life in a foreign location. We are here for YOU!

Fruzsina Onyedikachi - International IT recruiter
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