Whether you are an experienced pharmaceutical, R&D or
medical professional or instead a recent graduate and relative newcomer to the
world of science jobs, in your search for a rewarding role, you may
occasionally have reason to use a recruitment agency. Such businesses have a
proven record, more than 600,000 people having found new, permanent jobs
through them in 2014.
Recruitment agencies have long been powerful allies for
candidates, assisting them with a wide range of requirements related to
job-seeking. But how can you make the most of the services of a science
recruitment agency like Hyper Recruitment Solutions?
What are science recruitment agencies?
Recruitment agencies provide services for both employers and
candidates, effectively trying to match the right employer vacancy to the right job-seeker. From a candidate point of
view, they can take much of the stress and time out of hunting for the perfect
role, not least as in the case of the more
sector-specific agencies like our own, they already advertise a range of
A recruitment agency helps to ensure that you don't feel
like you are on your own in your job search - here at Hyper Recruitment
Solutions, our services range from advice on specific science sectors and
trends to career coaching and guidance on interview styles and preparation.
Choose the right recruitment agency, therefore, and you can
be as equipped as possible to not only find the most attractive science jobs
being advertised right now, but also succeed at the all-important application
and interview stages.
Don't just treat the
agency as a go-between!
Whichever agency you choose
in your search for science jobs - and none of them should charge you for their
services - you should remember that it is their role to find the best candidate
for their client employers' vacancies. You should, therefore, aim to impress the
agency in much the same way you would an employer.
Nonetheless, good science recruitment agencies know that you
will also likely approach them in the knowledge that you are not yet the
'finished article'. You may feel your CV
and cover letter need to be 'polished up',
for instance, or you may be unsure what level or nature of role you should target.
Take a proactive
approach to reap the rewards
It is in an agency's interests to provide its applicants
with the highest standard of such services so that the candidates it puts
forward to its employer clients for a given role are of a high quality that reflects well on the agency.
You should, therefore,
take a proactive approach with your chosen science recruitment agency, keeping
hold of your consultant's full contact details and storing them in your mobile
and online address books, in addition to providing them with your own full range of contact information.
Naturally, your CV is one of the most crucial elements in
your job search strategy, so you should provide the most up-to-date one
possible to the recruitment agency, following up with a call to your
By remaining in regular contact with your consultant and
keeping them informed of your latest requirements - including your
availability, salary requirements and more - you can further maximise your
chances of being looked upon favourably by the agency when it is looking for
candidates to put forward for a relevant vacancy.
While even a leading
science recruitment agency like Hyper Recruitment Solutions is by no means
a 'magic bullet' or substitute for a lack of preparation and hard work on your
part, it can certainly be an invaluable partner in your search for the next
exciting step in your science career.