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Recruitment insights: WHAT DO WE REALLY DO?

I received two questions from candidates last week that essentially led to the same set of answers.

Recruitment insights: what do we really do?

‘I’ve never worked with a recruiter before, what do you do?’

‘I’ve also seen that role advertised by the company online, should I apply via you or apply directly?’

I could go on and on about the value I believe we represent to candidates in their recruitment journey, but here are a few questions to ask yourself, that I think will lead to insights into how we can really help you.

Firstly, how comfortable are you chasing up your application directly? Do you even know who to reach out to? Do you feel comfortable chasing up your potential new employer multiple times to get feedback on your application OR would you feel more comfortable having you’re recruiter do this on your behalf?

How much do you know about the team and role you are applying for? The hiring manager? Who they report to? What does the rest of the team look like? We work with both new and existing clients all of the time and it’s our job to know all of those answers for you and share as many insights as possible about the role you are applying for.

You’re in multiple interview processes and they are all at different stages? Are you equipped to manage the timing of outcomes? Do you want to receive a job offer two weeks before you’ve even gone through the process for the role you really want? We can help to manage this for you.

How comfortable are you negotiating your own salary? If you ask for more and the answer is no, how happy are you to push back? The likelihood is that you don’t want to piss your potential new employer off, so it can feel easier to back off.

Salary negotiation isn’t always necessary and sometimes the answer is yes and sometimes the answer is no, but would you rather someone else who is experienced at salary negotiation do this on your behalf?

Hopefully that provides some food for thought in terms of where and how we can add value to your job search. We will manage the entire end to end process on your behalf from sharing career opportunities with you, support through interview preparation to job offers and everything else in between.

Not to mention the opportunities that we work on that are exclusive to Oaktree.

If you are a Management Consultant looking for your first move to an in house role or an ex Consultant looking for their next step and would like to work with us, please get in touch with me or Asha Walsh at Oaktree Talent.

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