It takes more than a great CV to find the right role in the current market.
Candidates know that using a recruitment agency to find a new role can save you time and help the whole process run smoothly and effectively, compared to applying for a role directly.
There are key advantages to partnering with recruiters who are specialists in your field - and much of these are down to the sector knowledge and niche expertise consultants bring, along with any relationships or networks they already might have established.
Why is working with a recruiter who fully understands what matters to you in your career is so important?
1: Specialist Recruiters only work with talent like you
A generalist agency will aim to cater to everyone, working with a wide spectrum of candidates and clients. (Think more volume than niche.)
But clearly not all industries are the same. That is why choosing a specialist who can focus on particular industries makes sense.
At KDC we work with clients in a few chosen sectors: Aerospace (Civil & military), Defence, and Emerging Technologies. We take on only technical professional candidates with the skills, experience, and key characteristics that we know these clients are looking for to steer their business to the next level.
2: Specialist Recruiters understand your technical skills
Your CV is packed with impressive accomplishments and technical skills built up over time. But will a general recruitment agency know the job titles and functions you’ve held, or the tools and software packages you have used? Will they fully understand what you do? The jury’s out on all these questions.
A specialist consultant, on the other hand, understands your career history, terminology and can represent you credibly to clients, as they know who hires high performers and specialist skill sets like you.
Technical professional roles are becoming increasingly specialised, calling for very specific skills and precise knowledge.
3: Specialist Recruiters have extra intel
A job advert may give you the basics about the role but learning more can help you decide if the company is the right fit for you.
That is where specialist recruitment agencies come in. Sector knowledge allows them to fill in the gaps about a potential employer - their current key projects and what is in the pipeline.
They’ll probably already have successfully placed candidates in that business, so will have a good idea about company culture and working environment too.
Being connected to a large industry network also gives them knowledge on what’s going on in the market in general, the projects other companies are working on, who might be moving and where the best technical talent is heading to.
4: Specialist Recruiters get the best terms
Specialist recruiters guide you through all stages of the recruitment process if you need it - from an initial application to attending the interviews, to negotiating terms and conditions at the job offer stage.
And when it comes to salary benchmarking, they have a firm grasp on what typical market rates and earnings, so can offer advice on pushing for the best package.
5: Specialist Recruiters keep you in the loop long term
At KDC we build up relationships with technical professionals who are actively looking for their next role.
But we also keep in close touch with passive candidates - people who aren’t looking right now but might be interested if the right opportunity comes up.
Even if you’re not proactively job hunting, a specialist consultant will be on your side for the long term, keeping you in the loop about what’s emerging in your sector for when the time’s right to move.
What you can gain from us? Partnering with a team of recruitment consultants who know the intricacies of your field and getting the right support - whatever stage of your job hunt - is crucial for hitting your future career objectives.
KDC Resource is a dedicated technical and engineering recruiter into the emerging and disruptive technology space. If you are looking for an exciting role with organisations like these upload your CV today.
Or, if you’re searching for skilled professionals to join your team, get in touch, and a member of the team will be happy to discuss your requirements in more detail.