It’s inevitable that at some point during a recruitment process you will receive details about the same candidate from two or more different agencies. While this situation can be a little awkward, there’s no obligation to choose the first one that lands in your inbox. If anything, the whole exercise can serve as an opportune reminder about the benefits of engaging reputable recruiters who strive to meet your individual needs while kicking the cowboys to the curb, writes Daniel Clifton, Managing Director at Paramount Recruitment and REC Life Sciences board member.
For candidates on the lookout for new job opportunities, enlisting the help of a recruiter is a great way of finding out about the latest roles available in your specialism and getting you a foot in the door with the companies you want to work with. However, it’s worth being mindful that there are some recruitment agencies out there who can actually do your career more harm than good....