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How to register with recruitment agencies (and get the job you want!)

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The way you register with a recruitment agency may have changed since the pandemic. But one thing sure hasn’t – don’t send us your CV in the first instance. Just pick up the phone and call us!

But before you do that… there is some prep you need to do yourself.  You spend much of your life at work, so understanding what you’re really looking for and what’s a deal breaker is sensible.

Use these top give tips to give you a head start when it comes to registering with a recruitment agency.

1. Before you call a recruitment agency have an idea of your non-negotiables

These may include, but not limited to:

  • Money
  • Location
  • Style of working (e.g. flexible/ home/office)
  • Position
  • Size of company
  • Work-life balance
  • Career progression

Being honest with us is the best policy. Don’t say you’ll do anything if you won’t.  Don’t say something doesn’t matter if it does.  Not letting us know what’s important to you means that we could spend precious time seeking job opportunities that really don’t reflect what you’re after and most importantly miss ones that could really hit the mark.

2. Don’t send your CV in the first instance.  Pick up the phone between 9-4.30pm Monday-Friday and call us!

During this initial conversation you’ll usually speak with Maxine.  It will be a short call and she’ll ask you some very simple questions – but be prepared to answer:

  • What job are you looking for?
  • When are you looking to start a new job?
  • Why are you looking for a new job?

The reason Maxine will ask you these questions is so we understand your needs and urgency as well as which one of our recruitment consultants you’ll be best matched too.

3. Complete the registration document we email you

After your first conversation with Maxine, you’ll be emailed a registration document – it’s not complicated and takes less than 10 minutes to complete. Fill it in as soon as you receive it and send back straight away.

Once we’re in receipt of your registration document you’ll be added to our recruitment system and that’s when we can start promoting you to suitable companies looking to fill jobs.

4. You’ll be assigned a Wote Street People recruitment consultant

After the initial registration document has been processed, we’ll assign you a suitable Wote Street People recruitment consultant. You’ll be personally introduced by Maxine.

Find out more about our recruitment consultants here – if there’s one that particularly stands out, let Maxine know. We’re all about matching the right people.

At this stage, we can be more flexible in terms of when we can talk with you during the week. Many of the team are happy to take calls early morning or evening to fit in with your work commitments which makes it so much easier when looking for a job that you’re not constricted to normal working hours.

5. Contact your recruitment consultant every two weeks

Remember we deal with hundreds of candidates and it’s just not possible to contact everybody all the time. So, if you’re serious about finding the right job call your consultant every couple of weeks to see what’s new.

When you register with Wote Street People you also gain access to the TEAM Network. It’s a big group of recruitment consultancies acros the UK who work together to help match candidates like you with the right jobs.  This is very helpful if for example you work in a specialist field or you’re looking to relocate to the Basingstoke area – or even away.   Keeping in touch with us ensures we’ll be catching up with our TEAM mates about you too – widening the job opportunities even further.

Want to register with a recruitment agency?

Wote Street People is home to a friendly bunch of experienced recruitment consultants with strong relationships with companies in Basingstoke and beyond.  We’re dedicated to making the job seeking process work for you – finding the right role at the right company.


Call us today on 01256 236 007 to register with our recruitment agency – get the job you want. 

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