You might imagine that the relationship between you as a jobseeker and a recruitment agency is a fairly straightforward one - you sign up and stipulate what you are looking for, and the agency does its best to match you up to suitable vacancies.
However, you are likely to meet with much greater success in your search for science jobs if you follow the below tips to get the most out of your recruitment agency.
Ask for advice relating to your sector
Eager to know how to break into biotechnology, medical devices or pharmaceutical? Maybe you are on the lookout for life sciences, quality assurance, regularly affairs or research and development (R&D) opportunities?
A good recruitment agency will be able to advise you on 'the law of the land' in relation to your targeted sector, including trends, required skills, experiences, qualifications and more.
Get your CV and covering letter sorted out
You will fall at the first hurdle if your covering letter and CV don't make a great impression straight away.
We aren't just talking about misspellings or grammatical errors, although of course, these are bad enough. We're talking about absolutely anything that would give an employer an excuse to leave your CV at the bottom of the pile. Our experts here at Hyper Recruitment Solutions can help you to ensure that doesn't happen.
Make your career 'fighting fit' with coaching
Nor is any science recruitment agency quite complete if it does not offer some form of career coaching. What qualifications do you need? What steps do you need to take after qualification? Do you even yet know exactly what you want from your career?
Here at Hyper Recruitment Solutions, we are happy to guide you through real life examples of what people have done previously to land their dream science role.
Brush up on your interview technique
So much failure to land highly desired science jobs can be attributed to poor interview preparation. You may stumble over a specific interview question, or simply not show yourself at your best at the interview - whatever, a great science recruitment agency will help you to avoid this.
Contact our team about assistance with your own upcoming interview, including information on practice questions and how to identify given interview styles.
Request salary benchmarking
Finally, a good recruitment agency should also be able to help you to gauge your worth and determine how much salary you ought to ask for at the negotiation stage. Are you truly being paid the market rate?
Combine these five tips with a proactive attitude and a readiness to learn, and there's no reason why you can't gain significant value from your chosen recruitment agency when searching for jobs. Here at Hyper Recruitment Solutions, we would be delighted if you made us that science recruitment agency.