Recruitment is no different than any other industry in that not all agencies are equal. Some are large, some small. Some are fabulous, some not so. Some are driven by people first, some by commission structures.
As with any service, it’s important to look for a company that suits you. This is because you’ll want to work closely with your recruiter throughout your search for work, a change of career, or a promotion. And you’ll want advice, coaching and other support.
face2face has been in biz since 2005 and we’re proud of our performance, especially winning the National Recruitment Services Award at the Australian Small Business Champion Awards 2019, held in Sydney 6 April. We can put our hands on our heart and say it’s a pretty big achievement (blush, blush).
We can also put our hands on our heart and say that while we’re boutique we punch above our weight.
Here are seven reasons we won this prestigious national award. They’re all attributes to think about when selecting a recruiter.
We don’t ever treat you like a number. We provide career advice, helping you look beyond what you’re doing today and into the future for what you could be doing tomorrow. When we review your resume, we think laterally about your skills and experience. We discuss possibilities with you, including those you may not have thought about. Think includes thinking outside the box and presenting career alternatives that suit your skills. We help you plan for the short term to get you to your long-term goal.
Listen to your story
We take time to listen and by that we mean more than five minutes on the phone. We meet you face-to-face which we believe is the best way to dig deep and learn your story. Recruiters who don’t get to know your story can only help in a superficial way.
Perfect your resume
We get it. Writing your own resume is challenging, frustrating and boring. We don’t just play post box with your resume. We review it thoroughly and provide free enhancement services. We also provide free templates so your resume looks as great as it reads.
Give you a competitive edge
You need to stand out in today’s crowded recruitment field. We’ll work hard to get you there and make you a memorable candidate. We’ll create a ‘60 seconds with f2f’ video which we’ll send to employers along with your hard copy resume. This is a great way to showcase your soft skills and personality. Employers tell us they love our videos for their additional insights.
Never give up
Some recruitment companies work on a commission structure so the faster they place a candidate the faster they earn their commission. Hmmm. We focus on people first and never give up until we’ve placed you in a job your happy with. We believe there’s a job for every candidate. It’s our job to find it.
We believe in looking after all candidates as equals. Some recruiters only want to work high-profit jobs or ones that are quick to fill so they can score their commission and move on. This type of recruiter isn’t always keen to help candidates struggling to find work, such as return-to-work mums, candidates who have been out of work for a long time or mature-aged workers. We don’t operate on a commission structure because we’re here to help anyone at anytime. We know we’re dealing with your livelihood, and take that seriously. You could be the major bread winner for your family or be experiencing extreme financial pressure and so are desperate for work. We’re here to help.
Free tools and resources
You want as much knowledge from your recruiter as possible. We have heaps of free tools and expert career articles on this website. We also provide all candidates who visit with a free copy of “Resume Success Secrets” written by our Managing Director, designed to get you ready for and nail that interview. This book shot to #1 on Amazon in its category within days of being released.
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