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 relevant vacancies.
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 consultant.
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.