There are a considerable number of job sites and job search sites that exist online, but these can become so filled with spam and work-at-home opportunities that they are virtually useless. Even those sites that adequately marshal the job postings, and that offer a reasonable search function, can still accumulate tens of thousands of jobs, and potentially have millions of users.
For the individual looking to find gainful employment, to progress their career, or to take the first step on the path to a new career, trawling through job boards can prove ultimately fruitless and incredibly disheartening. What’s more, the competition from candidates that essentially apply for any local job, or any job within a particular industry, means a lot of effort for very little opportunity. Even getting face-to-face time, by way of an interview, can prove very difficult. For the professional with a clear career path, recruitment agencies can provide many benefits.
Single Location For Job Listings
Recruitment agencies provide a single location to hunt for jobs, and choosing one that specializes in a specific region or a particular industry or sector means that this benefit is magnified even further. If you’re an HR professional, then it will be easier and more convenient to look through HR listings, rather than looking through every possible job type that is available.
Alerts And Updates
There are times when no suitable roles are available, and although this can prove frustrating, most job boards as well as recruitment agencies provide an alert or email update feature. However, a similar problem exists to when searching the job boards.
The massive number of open positions means that even a precise keyword search can throw up unwanted results, and this means receiving unwanted emails and alerts. When a relevant, high quality, and appealing position does come through as an alert, it is possible that you will be ignoring those emails. Targeted updates from targeted recruiters means that you will only receive relevant updates.
Qualified Job Leads
Spam is a major problem in all corners of the Internet, from emails and social networks to job sites. A typical job board will have genuine job roles advertised, but the listings will be littered with nonsensical postings and work-at-home opportunities that cannot be considered genuine career openings.
Whereas an open job board allows any registered and verified recruiter to post job details, this is not the case with recruitment agencies. Consultants will typically deal with new positions, and will only consider those that are genuine. If you receive a call, or you view a listing, from a recruitment agency, then you should be confident that it is not a spam “opportunity”.
Many modern job boards offer search features, including the ability to specify a location, search by keywords, and choose from a massive list of industries. While some of these search features can work well, others may not narrow the search in the way that you want.
Choosing an industry means that you will be presented with open positions working for companies that operate within that industry. If you are looking to take up an HR executive role, then the industry of the business is not as important as finding the right role for you.
Targeted recruitment agencies ensure that you can choose an appropriate role, a suitable location, and that you receive a call or communication when a targeted and highly appropriate role comes up. Elite Human Resources is a targeted recruitment agency for HR professionals and executives looking to start or progress their career within this competitive but potentially rewarding field.