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How to make Recruitment Work for You

4 months ago by Amy King

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How to Make Recruitment Work for You (Or, Help Your Superstar Recruiter Alert You to Great Roles Quickly!) 

Amy King 

Recruitment may be a little bit art and a little bit science, but it’s not rocket science. And if you’re a candidate, there’s nothing more helpful to your cause than employing your best people skills when it comes to dealing with recruiters.

After all, recruiters are there to help connect you to the opportunities that will get you where you want in life. With that in mind, we’ve put together a shortlist of things that will enhance your recruiter relationship – so they can get you to work sooner.


1. Full disclosure

We understand you may be interviewing for other roles, registered with other agencies or may have even left a role under difficult circumstances. It’s ok! You would not be the first, and you most definitely will not be the last. But it’s easier for us to assist you if we’re confident we’ve got the full story. Honesty really is the best policy, and the best candidate / recruiter relationships are built on trust.

2. Communication

Has your situation or job wish list changed? Tell us! Update us if you are going to be uncontactable for a period of time. Call us after interviews to let us know your thoughts. In other words, don’t just fall off the radar - if you’ve secured another position, contact us to share your good news. Let us know how you are going in your new role. We will be happy for you!

3. Feedback

If we place you and the role or the organisation isn’t what you expected, we want to know and want to try and solve any issues for you. Don’t just make an excuse and leave, or we’ll just be putting the person after you in a difficult situation.

4. Understand the impact your actions can have 

One placement gone sour and a recruitment firm can lose a client to their competitor. That might not mean much to an individual candidate, but it can have long-term consequences for others – including other candidates. Remember, you are representing the agency as well as your own reputation. Please think twice before acting unprofessionally, or taking a day off without good cause in the workplace while on assignment.


We know the search for work can be difficult and stressful. Sometimes it presents you with challenging choices to make. But that’s why we’re here, to help you put your best foot forward. Because the thing about putting your best foot forward is that, the more you do it, the more doors will open for you.

So, if you want to be seen by the right people, do right by the people who can get you in front of them. For the team at peoplefusion, there’s nothing more satisfying than helping a candidate achieve great things.

Want to know more about the opportunities out there? Email us at amyk@peoplefusion.com.au and let’s make your job search work for you.