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My next move: recruiters

My next move: recruiters

You will find that many of your city's better recruitment agencies are recruiting for the same roles, there­fore signing up with several agen­cies may be a waste of time and may in fact…

You will find that many of your city's better recruitment agencies are recruiting for the same roles, there­fore signing up with several agen­cies may be a waste of time and may in fact create a logistical night­mare for yourself in keeping track of which agency has sent your CV where.

In saying this, some firms will ini­tially brief a selection of preferred agencies or one agency on their vacancies and then if those agen­cies do not provide suitable candi­dates within a set period of time (perhaps 2-4 weeks) the firm will then open the role up to a number of other agencies as well.

My advice is to ask your col­leagues to recommend an agent - not just the name of an agency but the name of a consultant. Call those consultants and find one who you gel with. Ask that agent to represent you and give them some time to find you a role. If you feel after a few weeks (or a few months for more senior lawyers) that it is not moving quickly enough for you, then per­haps see another agency as well.

If you are using a number of agencies it is essential that you keep a good record of where your CV has gone as it can be rather embarrass­ing for yourself and your agents when a firm advises that they have already received your CV three times in three days!

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