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Surprisingly, the most common answer to this question is “no.” Not only is this the wrong answer, but it’s also a missed opportunity to find out information about the company. It is important for you to ask questions. Not just any questions, but those relating to the job, the company and the industry. Consider two candidates interviewing for an inside sales position, Henry and Chris.
Picture this situation – You’re about to start your job hunt, and have devised a masterful plan to put together the best resume you can, and fire it off to as many companies as possible in the hopes it will be a good match for something, somewhere. It is the classic “throw mud against the wall and see if any of it sticks” approach. Although this strategy is great for making you feel like you are doing something positive in your job search, realistically you’re wasting your time, energy, and (potentially) money.
So, you need a job. A good job. Maybe you’re graduating soon and have already become tired of hearing your parents and friends ask, “Do you have a job yet?” Perhaps you are temping or being under-utilised in your current job and are seeking a new challenge. Or perhaps you’ve been working for a while in a career-oriented job but are ready for a change to something that pays more or just suits you better.
What a lot of job seekers do not realise is that using the services of a recruitment agency doesn’t cost them a thing; it is the client who pays an agency to help them recruit and select the most qualified candidates. At no cost to you, recruitment agencies can be a very useful avenue to finding a great job.