Among the many advantages of working with a recruiting agency, either local, national, or international, is that these agencies possess special connections to industrial leaders. Agencies that have been working for years in the recruiting field have developed connections to hiring managers and human resource departments at dozens and hundreds of companies. This client roster is not only a demonstration of the success of a recruiting agency but a vital benchmark for how they will perform for professionals of all experience levels and ages.
There are general recruiting firms which offer exclusive positions through larger corporations, including temporary, temporary-to-permanent, and permanent positions. Sales departments typically need to recruit sales people en masse on a quarterly or yearly basis, depending on the expansion of a company or turnover due to a variety of reasons. These departments turn to general recruiters in order to fill their personnel needs. Typically, a recruit who applies for a sales job and fits the general requirements for a sales position will have an opportunity that is unavailable to their colleagues. Exclusivity allows the recruiter to avoid competition from other firms, while companies and recruits alike benefit from a valuable employment connection.
More and more these days, specialty firms are opening up throughout the European continent to fulfil industrial needs. There are a number of recruiting agencies devoted to computer jobs, defence positions, and other specialties that require a specific type of recruiting. Recruiters in specialized fields offer exclusive jobs to their recruits in order to focus the interview process on the merits of a few qualified candidates, instead of the hundreds of applicants received through online or newspaper advertisement. Technical and other specialized professionals can rely on specialty agencies to coach them through the interview process without worrying about a massive amount of competition.
In the end, exclusivity is the key factor for many recruits signing on with recruiting agencies. The mistake many agencies make is to focus too much on one aspect of their recruiting in promoting their services. Exclusivity should be at the top of any agencys marketing plan because it is a greatly desired tool for professionals of all experience levels. Young professionals, who have to work hard daily to even get their foot in the door, get valuable interview experience and an opportunity at their dream job. Experienced professionals can avoid the nuisances that come with the job hunt and focus on improving their professional life.