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Do you hate job boards? Why registering with a recruitment agency helps your job search

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Are you tired of spending hours online searching for jobs? Applying for hundreds of positions and not receiving so much as an acknowledgement? Fed-up of being unemployed or unhappy with your current career path?

Here at Wote Street People, we always strive to find the perfect match between candidate and employer – something that cannot be achieved through a job board…

‘Artificial intelligence’       
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Many job boards offer artificial intelligence to improve your job seeking journey. However, this is not always a success.

Algorithms and data are essential for a working job board and matching you with potential jobs based on your experience and skills. But this doesn’t work if you are looking to change your career.

Having discussions, thinking outside the box and brainstorming ideas around what you want to do with your life is a lot easier and more personable with a person who is highly experienced in recruitment.

Making it personal

When you partner with Wote Street People to find your next job, we’ll give you lots of  valuable information so you really understand the role and the company. From insight into a company’s environment and culture and the hiring manager’s personality and expectations – information that cannot be obtained from a job board. It’s important to us that you find the perfect job match and not just the employer. That’s why we’re there every step of the way, including supplying you with interview feedback and salary negotiations at the later stages of your recruitment journey.

Too much noise and competition

Job boards are excellent for getting a flavour of  what’s out there, but applications often get lost amongst the masses. For every job you apply for, there are likely hundreds of other people submitting for the same role – some job boards even state this figure. In January 2020, well known job board ‘Totaljobs’ had a whopping 5.3 million applications. In a nutshell, your odds of being noticed by a new employer are low.

Distinguishing yourself as exclusive is important for those wanting to make a job change. Contacting someone as soon as you can to make an application more personal can help with this and having a quality recruitment agency on your side is beneficial in making these connections… that’s where we come in.

Save yourself the time

Many people have gone through the unfortunate experience of being unemployed and if you have, you know how frustrating and time-consuming job hunting can be. Trolling the internet for hours on end, applying for jobs after jobs with no end in sight, followed by spammy job alerts and phone calls can all take their toll.

We want to make (what can be) a stressful experience, as easy and positive as possible for you. So, save yourself the time and stress and get a quality recruiter like Wote Street People behind you.

If you’re looking for work in Basingstoke or wider afield, or are going through a career change, we make the process easier by connecting you with the best match jobs and employers in the area. Just give us a call on 01256 799 127 or email maxine@wotestreetpeople.co.uk and our friendly team will arrange a time to for you to drop by.

Established for 30 years, Wote Street has firm, long-standing relationships with many companies in the area and an excellent reputation within the Basingstoke job vacancies market. We find our candidates permanent, temporary, full time and part time jobs as well as providing organisations with quality staff.

 

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