How to Work with a Recruitment Agency – the Candidate

Posted on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by The Career GuideNo comments

Beginning a new job search can be daunting. It’s tempting to dash out your CV to dozens of recruitment agencies in London and then sit back, cross your fingers, and hope something comes up. The reality is: this isn’t the best strategy whether you’re looking for permanent office support jobs in London or simply looking to temp. Instead, it’s worth focusing on one agency.

Why work with one agency?

When you stick to one recruitment agency, you figure out how to get the best from them. This way, you can build an excellent working relationship. For temp work in London, this is perhaps even more important. By working through one agency, you can build up paid annual leave and benefit from being well-known in the pursuit of future roles.

How to get the best out of your recruitment agency

The most important step is devoting time to building the relationship with your agency. You should be given a dedicated consultant. Take the time to go and meet them in person. You can go through your CV together and discuss the types of roles you’re looking for. You can also learn from their experience and network unlike if you DIY. By choosing a specialist recruitment agency, you can benefit from their specialist knowledge. At Love Success, we’re highly adept at placing people in office support jobs in London, as that’s where our expertise and network are.

Meet in person

Right now is a positive time for candidates. However, it’s still vital that you make yourself stand out from the crowd. By actually meeting your consultant, you’ll be streets ahead. Your consultant will be your primary port of call. While they’re paid by the employer, they’re working in partnership with you too. They care about matching you to the right roles according to your skills, experience, and aspirations.

Get the help you need

Your consultant will also be able to support you with any element of the recruitment process you’re concerned about. This may be polishing your CV or practicing interview skills. Take care to choose an agency that goes above and beyond for its candidates. For example, we also provide you with access to our Software Training Suite so that you can elevate your skills.

Permanent vs. temp work in London

Take care to check that your recruitment agency is concerned with both permanent and temp work in London. Make sure they have resources dedicated to each distinct area. For example, we have a unique Wait4Work facility for temp work in London that becomes available at the last minute, but if you’re looking for permanent positions, you can also make use of our on-site facilities during your job search.


The biggest problem with using more than one agency is that it’s impossible for you to communicate well with many. You need to communicate well with your consultant. They can then fully understand everything to do with your job search. It’s important that you provide feedback to your consultant following an interview, not simply wait for feedback from the employer. Of course, be reliable and honest in your relationship with your consultant. This helps them serve you effectively and find a position that genuinely suits you. Be proactive and pick up the phone!

We are proud of our partnerships with our candidates. To find out more about how we can help you with your job search, pick up the phone to us – 020 7870 7177.


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