Choosing A Recruitment Agency

How to choose a recruitment agency in four steps

Choosing a recruitment agency doesn't have to be a difficult process. The following four steps will ensure you find which recruitment agency is best for you, every time.


Step 1: Decide what type of role you are looking for. Temporary, contract, freelance or permanent? The choice is yours.

Step 2: Decide what industry you want to work in.

Step 3:  Search the REC's member directory to find a compliant agency.

Step 4: Start making contact!


Using a recruitment agency to find a job

It's not enough to register with a recruitment agency and expect work to follow. The most successful job seekers are the most proactive.

Here are some things to bear in mind when working with an agency:

What's it like to work as a temporary worker, freelancer, or contractor?

More than a third of people in Great Britain have worked as a contractor, freelancer, or agency worker at some point in their careers.  We asked five people at different points in their careers about their experience of flexible working. Watch their stories below: 

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