The benefits of using a recruitment agency: job opportunities, expert guidance and networking connections

Author Charlotte Ley
June 12, 2023

We know that marketers in professional services are motivated and ambitious. Even considering changing jobs can be daunting – but you might want to for a range of reasons. 

Perhaps you want to grow and develop your career, specialise more acutely in a particular sector, expand your skillset – or maybe your current role isn’t giving you what you need in salary, flexibility or culture. 

So you’re thinking about moving and you’re being approached by recruitment agencies. But why use them when you can explore options yourself? Here are the seven biggest benefits of using a recruitment agency.  

We find you the best opportunities 

It’s our job to help marketers find jobs within professional services. As a recruitment consultancy, it’s what we do.  

The beauty of recruitment agencies is that we often have insight into jobs that aren’t yet advertised. We work with a range of exciting businesses – from startup to established – who come to us first before making their vacancy public. 

We always listen to what you’re looking for and only put you forward for roles that match your priorities. And we don’t just wait for jobs to come in. If we think you’re a great addition to a business, we can reach out to them before there’s even a job opening.  

The most important thing we do for professionals is helping plot your career path and getting you where you want to be.  

Expert support and guidance 

One of the greatest benefits of using a recruitment agency is that we can give you a range of support and guidance anywhere along your journey – from when you consider leaving your current role, all the way through to onboarding with your new employer and beyond.  

We can support you as much or as little as you need. We can help you: 

  • Update your CV to give you the best change for interviews 
  • Stand out in interviews – including suggesting questions they might have 
  • Receive feedback from the interview  
  • Negotiate better salaries (and do this on your behalf!) 
  • Answer any questions you might not want to ask the business – such as salaries, flexibility, hybrid working, benefits and length of time before promotions 
  • Hand in your notice at your current employer 
  • Navigate your new offer and talk you through the culture of the business 

Save your time and effort 

We all know how demanding and time-consuming it can be when looking for a new job, whether that’s updating your CV, searching for new opportunities or interviewing.  

We can take away some of this time pressure and energy by managing all these stages for you, so you can focus on your current role and other parts of the process. And best of all – it’s free!  

Connect with your industry 

Recruitment agencies are useful gateways to connecting with your industry. 

We have extensive networks across all professional services sectors and we know many of the hiring managers on a personal level.  

This means you can tap into our network, connect with your peers, meet new people and even get in front of different employers.  

Market insights and information 

We talk to people like you every day, as well as businesses of all shapes and sizes. This gives us valuable insight into your market – including trends, in-demand skills and emerging technologies.  

For example, we host an annual survey to understand the challenges marketers face and to benchmark their salaries against their peers. You can find our marketing salary guide and trends for 2023 here

This knowledge of the market helps you find your dream role by tailoring your job search and making sure we position you with your competitive edge.  

Confidentiality  

Confidentiality is the most important thing to us. We will never publicise that you’re having conversations with us and will ensure your current employer isn’t aware of your job searches.  

Please complete our form below if you’d like to discuss your career or next move. 

Carter Murray is part of The SR Group, alongside Brewer MorrisFrazer Jones and Taylor Root.

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