View advice on using a recruitment agency for your job search.
What is an Assessment Centre?
How do you ensure you receive the best service from your recruitment consultant? The first and one of the most important steps is to choose your recruitment company carefully. Don’t be fooled into picking a generic recruitment company who do not understand how your industry operates, or registering with a variety of different recruitment agencies. If you choose a high quality recruitment agency they should not only understand your industry, but also have access to the majority of roles within your area of expertise.
At Clinical Professionals, our consultants have vast knowledge and expertise of the pharmaceutical industry. Independent market research conducted rated Clinical Professionals as superior to our competitors in quality, speed of service, communication, and on-going placed candidate retention.
Keep Your Consultant Informed
Once you have identified which recruitment company you want to work for, you need to ensure that you stay at the forefront of your consultant’s mind. To do this, ensure that the consultant has the most recent CV for you, and keep in touch with your consultant, ensuring they know about any changes in you job search, such as your availability, salary expectations or location. This helps ensure your consultant only sends you roles that would be of interest to you.
Remember to tell your consultant if you have already been put forward for a role they are discussing with you. This helps ensure you don’t appear unorganised to a prospective manager, as it never looks good to have your CV put forward by three separate agencies for the same role!
Stay in Control
Never allow your CV to be sent without your permission. This highlights a bad recruitment agency, as a recruitment consultant should have discussed the role with you first in detail, allowing you to highlight whether or not you would be interested, and keep in control of your job search.
At Clinical Professionals, we provide candidates with a wide range of services to help with your pharmaceutical job search. These services include:
- Pipeline Watch, enabling candidates to keep up-to-date with the career marketplace, even when they are not actively seeking new job opportunities.
- Career Clinic, a consultation service, providing assistance with career guidance in both the short and the long-term.
- CV Diagnostic, providing candidates with a personalised review of their current CV.