What Are The Benefits Of Using A Recruitment Consultancy?

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For many, using a recruitment consultancy is a no-brainer when looking to advance your caree...

For many, using a recruitment consultancy is a no-brainer when looking to advance your career. It's like having a personal shopper for your career; we're with you every step of the way, we find out exactly what you like, and we find the best fit for you out of a roster of the best clients in the industry.

Some, however, have never used a consultancy before, and probably don't understand the full extent of what we can do for you, or just how much it can help to have us on your side throughout the recruitment process. With this in mind, we took some time to speak to candidates about what the recruitment process looks like for them without using us, and took to the internet to see if other people felt the same. Here's what we found out:

Using a Recruitment Consultancy Saves You Time.

On average, professionals looking for a new role spend 6.5 hours per week hunting and applying for potential new roles. That's 6.5 hours on top of everything else you have to do throughout the week. It's on top of working your current role, spending time with family and friends or on your hobbies. It's a fair chunk of time out of your week.

Working with MRL, you get all this time back. You'll speak to one of our specialist consultants for 15-30 minutes who will find out everything they need to know about you, your career aspirations, what you like, what you dislike, your salary expectations. Everything. Our consultants then go out and find you the perfect role, with the perfect client. It's our full time job, it's what we do every day. So you can have all that time back whilst we do the job for you.

Using a Recruitment Consultancy Shortens the Entire Recruitment Process.

The average professional takes around 122 days to successfully find a new role. That's roughly 4 months of going through the job-hunting process. 6.5 hours spent searching every week, for 4 months.

We looked at the past 12 months of our activity with our candidates and clients, and on average, it took us 28 days to get the professionals we work with through the entire recruitment process, from the first interview to accepting the offer. That's roughly 1/4 of the time it would take you to go out on your own to find a new role.

You're Guaranteed To Be Represented By A Real Human.

AI and automated systems aren't anything new. In fact, a staggering 98% of well-established organisations use automated systems to review CVs submitted by applicants. The reason this is such a problem is that only 1 in 4 applications actually reach a human being. These automated systems take 75% of candidates out of the race before they've even begun.

This is partly to save companies time. The average vacancy gets anywhere from 50-200 applications. Sorting through all of these applications manually would take hours if not days, at a company that may have anywhere from a few to a hundred vacancies open at any given time.

Working with us? We speak directly to our clients about you and your profile. There isn't an automated system involved. It's a real human, talking to a real human, about you. 

That means that every single time you're put forward for a new role, it's a real person deciding whether you're a good fit, not a bit of software that's been given a few parameters to either accept or reject candidates on.

You Have A Much Higher Chance of Getting an Interview

On average, only 2% of all candidates who apply for roles online are selected to attend a job interview. The odds are quite frankly against you. 

At MRL, we're experts in the markets we operate within, and we know our clients extremely well. Because of this, and all of the above, your chances of getting an interview go up to a staggering 50%.

Yes, 50%. Five Zero. 

How is this all possible?

We've touched on some of this already, but we'll spell it out really clearly for you.

Firstly, we've been recruiting for 27 years. We're literally experts at this point. We know exactly how to understand what you want out of your career, and we know exactly what client would fit you best. 

It's also down to the fact that we're specialists in our markets. MRL was founded to serve the semiconductor market, and we haven't really branched out since. This also means that every member of our team is a specialist within their chosen niches. Whether it's the automotive market, Semiconductor Design roles, Manufacturing, Connectivity, Sales & Distribution, Marketing & Apps. The list is endless, but we have a specialist consultant for each of them.

And, ultimately, we care. MRL will only ever survive if we do what's right for the professionals we work with (you) and the clients we help them get employed by. We get to work with the people and the companies who are quite literally transforming the technological landscape of the 21st century. It's really exciting stuff.

So, if you want to take the stress out of advancing your career, have an expert team of consultants to support you the whole way, then get in touch today.

Email us with your CV and one of our specialist consultants will get in touch. info@mrlcg.com