We can appreciate how the process of finding your next contract can be such a long and drawn-out process with unnecessary stress, it can make you concerned about where the next paycheque is going to come from too. Using a contractor recruitment agency is a perfect way to avoid these obstacles, as contract recruitment agencies are specialists in finding you your next contract.
Contract recruitment agencies have become an increasingly popular way for contractors to source new contracts and also provide support when it comes to administrative and payroll procedures as well as their extensive list of clients, enabling them to source a consistent flow of contract work.
This is why we have put together this top five benefits list for using a contract recruitment agency to help find your next contract, let’s get started:
1. Specialist Advice and Support
When you’re in the thick of the job-hunting process it can be hard to be objective and take a step back and look at what your CV is lacking or understand why you might not be selected for the contracts you apply for. A contractor recruitment agency can play a large role in supporting you in this process to ensure you’re primed for success for every role you’re put forward for, due to it being their specialist area of knowledge they will know what the end client is looking for.
A recruitment contractor agency can help you with the best ways to make your CV stand out to prospective clients, whether it be adjusting your CV format, adding keywords, or specific contracts which will make you look more appealing to prospective clients. It is these incremental adjustments that can make the difference between landing an interview or not.
Once you have landed the interview, it is now the time for you to make your first impression with a potential new client. Contract recruitment agencies are well versed in what to expect from the interview process, tips on how to present yourself, and how to prepare for the interview to maximise your chances of landing the contract.
This is why it is key to try and find an agency contractor to ensure you utilise their expert support and guidance in helping you land your next contract.
2. Industry Experience and Knowledge
Contract agencies have a high volume of clients they work with and client projects they deal with on a daily basis, this leads to a continual stream of opportunities to gain valuable experience and build their industry knowledge. With contract recruitment agencies receiving a high volume of available contracts, it increases your chance of filling any gaps between contracts and reducing the risk of cash flow issues resulting in a steady income, while also allowing you to continually improve your own expertise and experience on contract jobs. In turn, making you an attractive candidate for future clients. Also, the more experience and relationship you build up with your contractor agency, you’re more likely to get put forward for more contracts which is only a good thing right!?
3. Positive Professional Representation
Enlisting the services of a contractor recruitment agency can give you the extra edge when trying to secure contract work. Having a professional representative backing your corner is like a seal of approval to a lot of clients especially if they have a strong reputation and an existing list of clients they can rely on for contract jobs, it makes it a lot easier to marry the two together.
When it comes to available contracts you have someone backing your corner who will make sure your CV isn’t just another thrown on the pile, if they already have an existing relationship it already bumps you up the queue when it comes to being considered for the contract. While a contract recruitment agency will also possess better knowledge and skills when it comes to negotiating a decent offer on your behalf. It can be a weight lifted off your shoulders, allowing someone with expertise in how to get you the best offer to deal with the whole negotiation process.
4. Hassle-Free When it Comes to Searching for Contracts
It can be a stressful and time-consuming process looking for new contract jobs, trying to find the right roles for your experience, and the right type of contract that suits your own requirements. The beauty of a contract recruitment agency is they have the contacts and expertise to match you up with the right contracts, taking all the hassle and stress off your shoulders. The agency will have years of experience in where to look and narrow down the fields to suit your requirements for contract work a lot quicker than you might when looking on your own.
Contract recruitment agencies can also access multiple contract opportunities at the same time. This means they can put you forward for multiple contracts at the same time whereby you might not necessarily have this inside industry knowledge to do so, saving you time and increasing the probability of landing a contract or maybe even more. Ultimately having options at your disposal is better than none!
5. Established Networks
A reputable contract recruitment agency will have had to establish itself over a number of years, inevitably this means they will have built up strong networks to ensure they know when new contract opportunities come up, to stay ahead of the competition.
It is commonplace for contract recruitment agencies to build strong relationships with companies that work collaboratively to fill contract jobs. This tends to result in providing contract opportunities on a regular basis, with the contract recruitment agencies having secured such partnerships the client has complete trust in them to deliver quality contractors on a regular basis which is only a good thing for you. Also, there is a good chance if your contract agency has built a strong reputation and has a sizeable list of clients, they will have secured some exclusive clients giving them a competitive advantage as the jobs are not public knowledge at first and will come to your agency first putting you right at the front of the queue.
The contract recruitment agencies who tend to have a vast number of connections and end clients are the ones who can provide greater opportunities for you to be matched with the right company for contract work.
This is why using a recruitment agency can be a positive move forwards when looking for a new contract. They possess the expertise, knowledge, and contacts to match you with the right contracts and potentially on a consistent basis providing you with a consistent income.
If you want to find out more about how Evolve CS can help find your next contract, please contact us here.