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Recruitment agencies

Top tips about recruitment agencies, which can be an important part of your job search.

Recruitment agencies

Agencies can be a very important part of your job search, providing more eyes and ears to find work for you.

Here are some things to bear in mind. For more advice, you can contact the Employment and Skills Service on 0800 111 4013, or by filling out the form at the bottom of the page.

  1. Shop around
    Agencies specialise in different types of jobs. Use websites like Agency and even Google to find ones that cover your line of work and location. 
  2. Make it personal
    Find a local branch and build a connection with them. Call them directly. 
  3. Keep in touch
    Phone your consultant at least once a week to keep your name on their radar.
  4. Be clear what you want
    Full-time, part-time, long-term, short-term, permanent or casual – agencies can cover all of these, so let them know exactly what you're looking for.
  5. Be flexible
    A short-term or casual assignment could lead to a long-term job. Universal Credit is designed to make it easier to take shorter jobs these days, without having to sign off.

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