Finding a new job by yourself can seem like an emotional rollercoaster of endless CV submissions and rejections. The amount of time it takes up means it can almost become a full-time occupation in itself. It’s no wonder then that some people feel too daunted by the task and stay stuck in jobs that leave them feeling unfulfilled and miserable.
We’re here for candidates to make the process much easier, quicker, and less stressful. Recruiting is our passion, and we can put you at ease and advise you on everything from CV preparation to interview skills.
Here are some of the main reasons for job seekers to use a recruitment agency like OSA:
1. More opportunities
Registering as a candidate with OSA means that you will have access to a lot more job opportunities than you’ll come across on platforms like LinkedIn. We have access to the best companies, from listed entities to exciting start-ups, and everything in between
There are hundreds of vacancies right now, and we’re usually the first people to hear about them. Some jobs aren’t advertised publicly, meaning our candidates also get to hear about these hidden opportunities.
2. Save you time and stress
We do a lot of the work for you because we manage the whole process. Instead of sending off dozens of CVs, you only need to upload your CV to our website once, before coming into our office to meet with one of our friendly and knowledgeable consultants. We’re job-hunting experts with the right connections, and we’ll liaise with clients, provide feedback, and keep you well-informed on progress.
3. Personalised support
Hiring is about humans, there’s no one-size-fits-all, and people are what makes our job interesting and meaningful. We want to get to know you, and that doesn’t mean algorithms, AI, or chatbots.
We can help you with self-assessment, research, and planning. We’ll ask you what’s important to you, for example money, work/life balance, the type of work, career progression, and prestige. We’ll also help you establish what you’ve got to offer an employer, based on your education, experience, skills, and value systems.
A lot of job seekers don’t know how to market themselves. We’ll identify your skills sets and work out how to best showcase them to prospective employers.
Living in a small island community job seekers are often concerned that their current employer may find out that they are looking for a new job. At OSA, confidentiality and discretion are fundamental to the way we work with our clients and our candidates.
5. It’s free!
Some job seekers think that they must pay recruiters to find them jobs. But, it’s the opposite – employers hire recruiters to find qualified candidates. And we’re here for all stages of your career, it’s not just when you are starting out.
No one said that finding a new job was a piece of cake. It’s a big decision, and you need to be smart about how you approach it. We’re here to offer our support and expertise. There are more jobs than candidates right now, so there’s never been a better time to consider the options.