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What You Need to Know About Job Agencies, but Probably Don’t

3 Things You Need to Know About Job Agencies

Job searching can be intimidating, even for the most seasoned candidate. If you decide you want a change of job, or a change of career and you want to include job agencies in the decision, it can be challenging, especially if you don’t have a sound understanding of how they operate.

Rest assured that job agencies are on your side. While they have the employer’s interests at heart, they have yours too. They can’t do their jobs if they don’t have a happy employer and happy candidate, so your needs are seen to too. If you’re thinking of roping in an employment agency to help you make your next career move, here’s what you need to know.

#1 Job Agencies Don’t Charge You a Thing

At least, legitimate agencies don’t. As a country, we’re grappling with a massive employment deficit. Jobs are hard to come by, especially skilled positions, and scammers know this very well. They’re more than willing to take advantage of this, and prey on the most vulnerable of economically active citizens: jobseekers.

If you’re ever approached by a supposed job agency seeking a fee in exchange for a “job”, chances are the role doesn’t even exist, and they’re definitely not a legitimate job agency. As a jobseeker and candidate, you need to know that legit job agencies won’t ever charge you anything when you choose to work with them. Their fees are covered by the employer that hires you, after they’ve placed you. Put simply, they get paid when you get a job. All you have to concentrate on is being a fantastic candidate!

#2 Job Agencies and Exclusivity

Job agencies are more than mere platforms for you to register your CV with. A legit agency will help you every step of the way. In general, it’s not a good idea to enlist the help of too many employment agencies, especially if you’re searching for employment in a particular niche. Chances are, the agencies will then come across the same opportunities anyway.

What’s more, it’ll be tough for you to have control over where your CV is going, and to whom you’re being introduced to. You simply can’t keep track if you’re letting too many recruiters introduce you to the market. Choose a top job agency and let them do the hard work for you.

#3 Focused Interviews

There are few things as discouraging and tedious than pitching up for an interview, only to learn that the role or company doesn’t match a candidate’s needs. A good job agency will have a thorough debrief with the candidate, find out his or her ambitions, goals and requirements, and concentrate on placing them with an employer who is closely aligned to those goals. Don’t waste your precious time going on dud interviews.

Here’s Why FHH Is One of Johannesburg’s Top Job Agencies

We are a celebrated job agency operated throughout Johannesburg. As one of the top employment agencies in the city, we’ve concentrated on matching choice employers with high potential candidates. Over the years, we’ve garnered a well-deserved reputation as leaders in the recruitment of qualified candidates in various critical sectors.

Contact us to learn more about how our seasoned consultants can help you make your next wise move in your career. We look forward to sharing our expertise, and helping you land your dream role.