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So you don't need a recruiter's help?

So you don't need a recruiter's help?

Posted on 12 January 2022 by Sarah Robson

If you’re a great PR and social candidate, the chances are that most regional businesses will be keen to snap you up right now, due to their ongoing need to bolster their teams with the very best PR and social talent. This is a prediction we believe, will continue throughout the entirety of 2022!!

You'd think it would be an easy and straight forward process then, to go direct to these businesses and line yourself up interview and after interview. What’s the point, you ask yourself, in replying to that LinkedIn message(s) from that recruiter from where was it again? Or returning their call from the message they left. Even if they are a specialist recruiter within PR and social, I don’t need their help! Obviously, we disagree, but more importantly, so do the many PR and social candidates we have successfully placed too:

“Sarah was extremely professional, helpful and personable. She made the whole process seem effortless (on my part!) as she found me the roles I was looking for, gave amazing advice on my cv and was a great mediator between myself and the company. I ended up getting the first job I applied for making the experience even more positive and I wouldn't have been able to do it without her help and guidance! Sarah is incredibly helpful and you can tell she genuinely cares about what she does.” – Social Media Account Executive

“Sarah is easy to work with and was very attentive and approachable. Unlike some recruiters that I've had experience with, Sarah really listened to what I wanted and didn't want with my new role. Without her help I wouldn't have found the perfect role!'' – PR Account Executive

Humour me for a little longer, whilst I highlight why maybe you should look to work with us, over flying solo.

As recruitment specialists within the marketing, creative and PR space, we offer expert knowledge on both the market and our clients. When you begin your job search it can be difficult to know where to start or have any idea which businesses could be the right fit for you, both in skill and personality. We take the hassle out of this process and at next level Recruitment, we really pride ourselves on how well we listen to our candidates and tailor their applications accordingly. Unlike others, we won’t just send your CV out to every business we work with, adopting a scatter gun approach and we certainly won’t send it anywhere without your consent. What we will do for you, is be honest and informative, giving you a unique insight into each business – not just the role and responsibilities – but their culture, their team, their values, their career progression opportunities… and if there are any questions we can’t answer, we’re happy to go away and ask the client directly.

With over 35 years’ combined experience, we’ve gained the trust of our clients and that means that when we speak to a stellar PR or social candidate and straight away know they’d be a perfect match for one of our clients, we know they will listen to us and often offer an interview, even if they’re not actively recruiting or unconvinced from reading the CV. They trust our judgement and they trust in us to only put the right candidates in front of them. All the above means that you don’t need to waste time on sending your CV to multiple businesses, where it will probably be one of many, or spend time preparing for and sitting in countless interviews, which were never going to be the right move for you.

As well as advising you on your next move, we’ll arrange everything for you too. We send your CV out along with a summary of your skills and experience, tailored to what we know our clients are looking for. We’ll arrange your interview and make sure your CV doesn’t get lost in a pile of applications – we’re definitely not afraid to pick up the phone to our clients and tell them all the reasons that they need to meet you! We will prep you for your interview, offering more insights which are sure to calm your nerves and give you an edge over the other interviewees! We will always chase feedback, so you won’t be left wondering ‘what went wrong’… if an interview didn’t go your way. When you get an offer, we’ll negotiate this for you and we’ll be there for you to confidentially discuss any concerns and queries you may have, without the fear of upsetting anyone or putting your offer at risk. Basically, we’re there for you, throughout the whole process – to celebrate your wins with you and turn any setbacks into strengths moving forward.

If you’re tempted to get in-touch but you’re still not fully convinced, have another read of the testimonials above, from some of my most recently placed PR and social candidates and then give me a call, send an email, or reach out on social media. I’d love to help you find your next dream role within PR and social in 2022!

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