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How To Reach Out To A Recruitment Agency

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Hello and welcome to the world of job hunting! If you’re on the quest to navigate the job market with ease, you’re in the right spot. This guide is designed to steer you through the intricacies of connecting with the right recruitment agency including an example email of what you can send to potential recruiters – a task we understand can seem daunting.

At ALH, we’re here to offer our expertise and support every step of the way, ensuring your journey towards your dream job is smooth and successful.

Researching Recruitment Agencies: Finding the Right Fit for You

Begin your job search by picking out recruitment agencies that are local and align with your chosen industry. Check out their websites, social media channels, and client feedback to gauge their reputation and track record in successfully placing candidates in suitable roles.

Remember, the ‘vibe’ or ethos of the agency matters too. Choose a partner whose professional standards and values resonate with yours. This alignment is key to a satisfying job search experience. Surrounding yourself with like-minded people can make all the difference.

Making the First Move: Contacting A Recruiter

Before you reach out to a recruitment agency, get your ducks in a row. Start by updating your CV to reflect your latest (and greatest!) skills, experiences and contact information. 

It is important to know your career goals and ‘what success looks like to you.’ This is often said by ALH Founder and CEO, Izzy Whitley. 

When you’re ready to make that first move, we recommend reaching out by phone or email. Share your updated CV with the recruiter, along with a brief overview of your career aspirations. This initial contact is your opportunity to make a good first impression. Be concise, professional, and clear about what you’re looking for.

Sample Email Template for Contacting a Recruitment Agency

Subject line: Inquiry Regarding Employment Opportunities

Hi [Recruitment Agency Name],

I hope this message finds you well. My name is [Your Name], and I am reaching out to express my interest in exploring potential job opportunities through your agency. With [number] years of experience in [industry/field], I am eager to harness my skills and expertise in a new and challenging role.

I have attached my updated CV for your review. It outlines my key skill sets, including [specific skills relevant to the industry]. Additionally, I have a proven track record of [mention achievements or experiences relevant to the industry] that I believe could be valuable in various positions.

I am interested in your agency, due to its reputation for connecting people with suitable positions. I am confident that my experience will work well with the types of roles your agency typically handles.

I am open to discussing any potential opportunities that match my qualifications and interests. Please feel free to reach out for a chat or interview.

Thank you for considering my application! I am excited about potentially working with your agency to explore career opportunities.

Many Thanks,

[Your Name]

[Your Contact Information]

Forming Connections: Your First Meeting with Your Recruiter

Your recruiter will set up a time for a confidential chat. Whether it’s online, over the phone, or in-person – the approach we favour at ALH to truly get to know the person behind the CV.

This meeting is tailored to be informative and relaxed. Punctuality and preparation are your best friends in this meeting. This is your chance to stand out, be genuine, and express what you’re looking for in your next position.

This meeting is crucial for aligning your career goals with job openings. It ensures that both you and your recruiter have a clear understanding of each other.

Your Part's Done: Now Watch Your Recruiter Work Their Magic!

Now it’s your recruiter’s time to do what they do best – recruit!

They will explore their job board, aligning your unique skills and career goals with the right opportunities. Their objective? To make the hiring process as smooth as possible, ensuring you, the candidate, connects with a hiring manager who values what you bring to the table. 

Rest assured, as they work their recruiting magic, you’re in capable hands, poised for the next big step in your professional journey.

ALH: Your Gateway to Exceptional Career Opportunities in New Zealand and Beyond

Are you on a quest for the perfect position? ALH is your ideal partner, guiding you to your dream job. Renowned as a top-tier recruitment agency, we’re not just about job placements; we’re about creating success stories for the people we work with.

With a presence in 11 major cities across New Zealand, as well as a foothold in Brisbane, Australia, ALH offers an array of opportunities for job seekers. 

Our edge? We specialise in providing not just local career options but also exciting relocation opportunities for those looking to make the move across the ditch (to Australia!). Whether you’re seeking a change in scenery or a new professional challenge, we’re here to facilitate that journey.

Take the first step towards your future career by visiting us at Connect with one of our expert recruiters for a confidential chat about your career aspirations. And for more insights, job opportunities, and business updates, make sure to follow us on social media.

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