In recession, professional recruitment companies help you maximize your chances

The effects of the world economic slow down, are now visible also on the Czech recruitment market. Employers and employees have one common concern: What will happen next? How will it affect us? How can we prevent it from happening? Therefore employees fear for their jobs and for their company’s future and act in panic.

The effects of the world economic slow down, are now visible also on the Czech recruitment market. Employers and employees have one common concern: What will happen next? How will it affect us? How can we prevent it from happening? Therefore employees fear for their jobs and for their company’s future and act in panic.

In this article, we’d like to give you some tips about how to maximize your chances to find the right job, even if there is an economic slowdown. Companies still need to hire good employees, and you can be the one they are looking for.

Don’t act in panic. Have a plan.

If you have lost your job recently due to cutting costs, or if you fear it might happen and you are thinking of looking for a job, DON’T send your CV to all the jobs available, you will just create more stress for yourself. Employers are now overloaded with candidates, who are applying to new vacancies, but in most cases they are not the right candidates. In this time, employer’s are more careful in the hiring process, since they have smaller budgets, and can’t afford to loose money hiring a person who is not the right fit for the position.

Longer recruitment process

Once you know the type of job you are looking for, you have to have in consideration the time factor; the recruitment process will most probably take more time than you have been used to for the past few years. Employers and recruiters will spend more time in screening and selecting the right candidates, checking relevant references, the decision making process will be harder.

Use recruitment companies for better chances of getting the right job

Professional recruitment companies will help you to overcome many of the above issues and will save you a lot of unnecessary stress.

Some of the benefits are:

  • Increase your chances to meet the employer.Now more than ever, selection of job-applications is a very important part of the recruitment process. By applying to a job through the right recruitment company you have a better chance of being selected for an interview with the employer. Based on our long term relationship with the clients, and good understanding of their needs, we are able to preselect the right candidates and recommend them to the client for further selection.
  • Be informed about the ideal candidateThe consultant, who is the bridge between the client and the candidate, is well informed about the profile of the ideal candidate, and can give you a better idea of what is required and help you to evaluate your options.
  • Receive guidance & support during the recruitment processYou are not alone during the recruitment process. Your consultant will guide you at all steps of the recruitment process and will inform you of further actions to be taken.
  • Get information about the market and available optionsProfessional recruitment companies have a good knowledge of the market and can inform you of current market conditions, what opportunities are available, and what suits your profile.
  • Receive valuable feedback At the end of the selection process you will receive feedback, positive or negative, and the reasons for the decision; this information will help you see what could be improved and also decide next actions in your career.

Tips for improved results

  • Select the right agency according to the location of the job the sector, the level of management, as you probably know there are hundreds of agencies in your region, but there is only a hand full of those which are right for what you need.
  • If you are interested in a job, or a company, DON’T send your CV to both the employer and to the agency. The agency can’t help you once you have send the CV directly to the employer. You will have better chances of getting an interview with the company you are interested in, if you will discuss with your recruitment consultant first, and find out if they are cooperating with the company and get recommended for a specific position.

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