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Choosing Your Recruitment Agency – The First Step in a Successful Career Move

No matter what stage you are at within your legal career, when you are using a recruitment agency it is important to choose wisely and know exactly what your recruitment consultant should be doing for you. Ultimately your recruitment agency is going to help you secure the next step in your career and so it is vital that they are acting with your career being their key focus and giving you detailed information on the current legal market, within your specialist field and location. 

SaccoMann have specialist divisions to help you no matter what stage you are at in your career, such as specialist: Paralegal, Chartered Legal Executive, Solicitor, Intellectual Property and In-House divisions. The blog below notes a list of imperative elements your recruitment consultant, no matter what level you are at in your career, should be doing for you. 

Understanding Your Needs
Most importantly when first speaking with a legal recruiter you should be listened to. The full extent of your career and technical skills should be fully understood. Sacco Mann consultants will invest our time into listening to your criteria and truly understanding your motivations for seeking a new opportunity. Sacco Mann as a company policy do not headhunt. You are therefore approaching our consultants to help you only once you have decided that it is time for a change in your career. With these ethical values at the forefront of our principles we truly are an agency that is looking to understand your needs. Further to this, if convenient for you and locality permitting, our consultants will always try to meet you in person. Ultimately, we want to build a professional relationship with you that could go on to span over many years to come. 

Market Information 

Following a detailed initial registration to understand your needs, your legal consultant should confidently be able to provide you with an excellent standard of market information. The amount of information you should be able to obtain from your consultant is extensive and could range from salary advice and information, benefits, to specific detailed information around the firms you are considering and their legal teams. Sacco Mann consultants are experts within the legal marketplace, with each consultant regularly meeting with our clients to discover accurate, first-hand information from Partners and Heads of Departments. This is evidenced with the fact that 97.6% of our successfully placed candidates stating we have an excellent knowledge of the marketplace. Without having this vital market information during the recruitment process, you will be putting yourself at a significant disadvantage and therefore you should be choosing a market leading agency within your sector. 

Good Management of the Moving Process 

Deciding to make any move in your career can often be a stressful and unnerving time. Therefore, by choosing to work with a quality recruitment consultant, the process will be managed in a highly proficient manner and therefore make the whole process easier for you.  Examples of this can vary from things such as organising multiple interviews on the same day for you and therefore minimising your time off work, to managing multiple offers on your behalf without you feeling pressured into making a decision immediately. All these factors therefore help you to have the time to make an informed decision that will ultimately benefit your long-term career. 

The legal sector is highly competitive and very close-knit market and so when seeking a new opportunity, you need to put yourself in the best possible position by using a legal recruitment agency that is at hand to help you through every step of the process. Having such specialist and focused divisions at SaccoMann we are in the best possible place to advise you from the early stages of your career through to the very end. 

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