Many people feel they have less chance of getting a new position if they go with an agency. However, that couldn’t be any further away from the truth. There are many benefits of using an agency to help you obtain your next position.
The recruitment agency may be working with the airline for a very long time and have built a very strong relationship with the recruitment team and operations department in the airline. They know exactly what the airline is looking for and they also know what the airline has to offer you and whether you would be a good fit for the airline. They will be in constant contact with the airline and will be able to update you on the status of your application and find out anything needed from the airline. Overall, this makes the process easier for you.
The recruitment agency can highlight all the benefits of hiring you to their airline client better than you could yourself. The recruiters can talk to the airlines and can push to get your CV through faster than if you apply directly. They will ensure all your documents are in order prior to sending them to the airline, which also means that there will be less back and forth about documents. They can also be a great help when filling out complicated application forms.
By having a strong relationship with the airline, the agency can share information with you regarding the airline’s recruitment process. They will be able to give you details about what to expect from each stage, meaning you will be better prepared. If you are nervous or worried about the interview the recruitment team will be able to help you get through it with tips and tricks, which will help keep you cool, calm and collected. This is key to being successful at the interview.
When applying for a position, you may have lots of questions. After your initial call, and after reviewing the terms and conditions, you may have questions regarding salary, culture and roster. Some of these questions you may not feel right asking the airline, but you can ask your recruiter! If they don’t know the answer, they can ask the airline as they have a working relationship with them.
The recruitment agency will ensure that its team is briefed on what is going on in the market. The recruiters spend 90% their time speaking to people within different aviation sectors from around the world and they learn what is going on in the industry in real time. They are trained professionals who research constantly what’s happening in the market. They will be able to tell you what airlines are doing well for you to apply to and what ones to avoid!
The recruitment agency will manage your applications from start to finish and offer support in different areas such as picking the right job for you, interview prep, contract questions, medical questions, etc. Should you be on a contract position you will have a dedicated member of staff to contact during your time on contract. The recruitment agency is there as a support system for you and is cheering you on every step of the way, even after you get the position.
If you are looking to apply for a position through a recruitment agency check out our article of working with your recruitment consultant which will give you all the tips to ensure you get the most out of using the service.
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