The benefits of using a recruiter


Planned Resources recruit across the niche markets of planning, engineering, architecture and design, property, and government support. We operate​ across private and public sectors in Melbourne, Victoria, and Australia. Here, Lauren Evans-Joyner looks at the benefits of working with a recruiter when job searching.

Searching for a new job can be a daunting task, and it can be difficult to know where to start. While you can certainly go it alone and apply to jobs online or through your network, there are many benefits to working with a recruiter to help you find your next career opportunity. Here are just a few of the benefits of using a recruiter like Planned Resources when searching for a new job.

Access to a wider range of job opportunities

Working with a consultant at Planned Resources can give you access to job opportunities that you might not have found on your own. We have strong relationships with hiring managers and HR professionals across all areas of planning, engineering, design and architecture, property, and government support – this brings exclusivity when it comes to job opportunities, as we may be aware of openings that aren’t yet advertised. This can help you get a foot in the door at a company you might not have been able to reach on your own.

Expert guidance on your job search

A recruiter can be a valuable resource in guiding you through your job search process. They can help you update your resume, prepare for interviews, and provide feedback on your job search strategy. They can also provide valuable insight into the job market, including salary ranges, industry trends, and the hiring process. Here at Planned Resources, we are open, honest and can provide great insight and support into public and private sector roles with our expert Directors and Consultants.

Time savings

Looking for a job can be a time-consuming process, from interpreting and understanding position descriptions to drafting a targeted resume and cover letters – working with a recruiter can help you save time. Recruiters can help streamline your job search by presenting you with opportunities that fit your skills and interests, and by handling much of the administrative work that goes into applying for jobs.

Better matches between candidates and employers

Recruiters work to match candidates with the right employers and job opportunities. As a Consultant, we’re experienced in the match-making process to find you the right role – we take the time to get to know your skills, experience, and career goals, and use this information to identify positions that will be a good fit. This can also prevent over-applying for roles that may not be suitable for you, which may ease the number of rejections you experience – leading to better job matches and more successful job placements.

Negotiation support

When it comes time to negotiate your salary and benefits package, a recruiter can be an invaluable resource. They can provide you with information on industry standards and salary ranges to come to a fair salary agreement between all parties, as we help you to navigate the negotiation process with your potential employer.

Working with a recruiter can be a great way to find your next career opportunity. Operating since 2010, Planned Resources have the tools to support you in all the above areas that could arise as potential hurdles for you during your job search. If you’re looking for a new job in planning, engineering, design, architecture, property, or government support consider reaching out to one of our specialist consultants to help you with your search.

By: Lauren Evans-Joyner

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