More often than not, acquiring your dream job requires that you’re in the right place at the right time. Especially when you’ll be fresh out of university, with little to no connections and just a bit of experience, deciding on the recruiter who will handle your CV can make or break the start of your career. Recruitment agencies prioritise filling the job orders and can act independently while consultants work with the client and assist the candidates throughout the whole process.

We listed several differences between a recruitment agency and a recruitment consultant to help applicants and clients alike to decide what the perfect fit is for them.

Recruitment agencies use a quantity over quality approach while recruitment consultants provide a more relationship-based service.

Recruitment agencies advertise a job offering and send out CVs of potential candidates to the client. Providing a lot of CVs is being backed by the expectation that one of them will stick to the job and can possibly be an asset to the client.

Consultants pride themselves on liaising with the client to know more about them and their business, and to develop a favourable and long-term relationship. Likewise, consultants also make every effort to know their candidates, their history, experience and expectations, and make sure that both the client and the candidate are well-suited to each other.

Consultants can offer advice to client and candidate while agencies negotiate placements.

Consultants are usually knowledgeable about the market they are working in and they can give advice both to client and candidate about training requirements, pay rates and career opportunities. Agencies, on the other hand, are trained to recruit people and provide them to companies and businesses. The relationship they have with the client and the candidate will end after the guarantee period is over.

Between company growth and development, consultants based their service on success rather than commission-based.

Recruitment agencies have the trouble of mismatched candidates and roles. They often have an indefinite approach to candidate’s expectations and client’s specific need since the goal they’re trying to achieve is to fill the quota of the job.

Consultants set their service to the success of having the perfect match. By learning about the candidate, recruitment consultants can assure no broken promises as they assist the candidate with every step of the way.

K.A.G. Recruitment Consultancy can assist you if you’re looking for a new challenge or want to start your career. Having had over 20 years in the recruitment industry we have had exposure to a variety of businesses, sectors and contacts. We have developed some amazing relationships over the years and understand that listening to both clients and candidates to match their aspirations and visions is what counts.

Just like the points above, we don’t just take a vacancy instruction, place the role and move on. It’s about the long-term goal continuing to partner with the client and candidate assisting their growth and plans for the future continuing relationships.

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