The benefits of working with a recruitment agency

Job hunting can be an overwhelming process. You spend hours searching for vacancies, applying for them, researching the companies, tailoring your CV to each role, and writing cover letters too! All while meeting the demands of your current job, or if you’re unemployed, dealing with the stress and financial anguish being out of work can cause.

Working with a recruitment agency can make finding your next job much more manageable. Recruitment agencies, like Cogent Staffing, have the resources and expert knowledge to help you. We’ve assembled some key benefits that corroborate why a recruitment agency could be the right choice for anyone looking for work.

Personalised job searches

Recruiters ensure they get to know their candidates in the interest of understanding precisely what they’re looking for, which enables them to find roles that correlate with their preferences, experience, and skill set. As a result, recruitment consultants typically know which positions they have available and gain access to new opportunities in advance.

Finding information about the business you’re applying to can be challenging if you’re applying directly. You might struggle to learn much about a company through its website or social media accounts if they don’t have much information available. Your recruitment agency will give you all the information you need to know about the company you’re applying to, including their ethos, values, and what it’s like as a place to work.  


As recruiting is their profession, recruitment consultants are extensively knowledgeable about the job market, the hiring process, and employer criteria. This allows them to offer pragmatic advice to support you in your job search, whether providing tips to improve your interview performance or discussing what to include in your cover letter or CV. Recruitment agencies want you to be successful; therefore, a good agency will be happy to assist you with anything you need to secure a new role.

Knowledge and experience

Recruitment agencies typically form strong relationships with their clients, which enables them to provide candidates with additional information about the job role, what it will involve, the company values, and expectations. A well-rounded understanding will allow you to make mindful decisions when selecting which vacancies you apply for.


If you apply directly for a job with a large number of applicants, you typically don’t hear back from them unless they’re inviting you for an interview, and even if you make it to that stage, you might not hear back if you’re unsuccessful. Besides being discouraging and irritating, not hearing back prevents you from knowing things like whether your CV is up to scratch or how you performed at interview. The benefit of a recruitment agency is that your consultant can give you feedback supplied directly from the client. Feedback will allow you to review how your interview went and where you can improve for next time. In addition, your consultant can help you adapt your CV to help you stand out from the crowd.

Wide network

When discussing a position you’re interested in with your consultant, they will likely suggest a range of other available roles that would be just right for you and match your skills and experience. Additionally, some businesses exclusively hire through recruitment agencies so you’ll have access to opportunities you’d have otherwise missed.


Many recruiters establish the people they believe are most suited to a specific role and approach them to see if they would be interested in the role, even if they haven’t applied for the position or aren’t actively looking for a new job. As a result, headhunting could lead you to find unexpected and exciting new opportunities.

Latest opportunities

Once registered with a recruitment agency, you’ll receive regular vacancy updates from them, even if you already have a job. If you keep up to date with new vacancies as they become available, you can make the best decisions for your career.

Cogent Staffing

Taking advantage of every opportunity to discover and apply for the right job is important for job seekers. Utilising the help of a leading recruitment agency like Cogent Staffing accelerates the process of finding a new job and increases the chances of finding a role that’s a good fit for you.

If you’re looking for a new opportunity, please reach out to us on 01422 413 813 or via email at and one of our experienced team members will be happy to help you.