Today on the Assemble blog we wanted to showcase the benefits of working with a true recruitment specialist in the Commercial Property industry, an industry often synonymous with ‘one degree of separation’ where everyone seems to know everyone.
We will also explore some tips for making sure you get the most out of the relationship you form with your trusted recruitment advisor, after all, you are making life-changing decisions when you explore the prospect of changing your job.
The Benefits of Working with a Specialist Recruiter
As specialists in Commercial Property, the Assemble consultants have an in-depth understanding of the nuance, current trends and skill requirements of the industry, and, access to a large percentage of the employment opportunities available at any one time. This enables us to match the right candidate to the right role, even if it’s not immediately obvious.
Access to exclusive opportunities:
Sometimes the best opportunities aren’t advertised on the usual channels, and you may never hear about them. As specialist recruiters we are constantly in touch with a wide network of industry contacts and employers and might just have an opportunity that’s right for you, as the saying goes, it pays to have someone on the inside.
There’s only so much a position description can tell you about a role. Working closely with someone who can provide unique insights into a business, a role and uniquely prepare you for an interview can make the difference. Think about how confident you’d be going into a test where you know the questions vs. one you don’t.
Navigating salary negotiations and benefit discussions can be challenging. Recruiters are skilled negotiators who can help you set your expectations accurately and advocate on your behalf adding a layer of support for when the time comes. Working with Assemble, you’ll also find we like to have this conversation at the start of a process, rather than it impacting a process when it counts the most.
Get the most out of the partnership with your recruiter
Clear communication & honesty:
Being as comprehensive as possible is ideal, paint a picture of your skills, experience, goals, and career to date. Be open about your expectations, reasons why, and the little things that matter to you, no matter how insignificant they seem. It’s amazing what comes up in negotiations and sometimes having this information out in the open can make all the difference.
Responsive collaboration & feedback:
Your recruiter should set an example with this, and your commitment to communication should mirror theirs. Not only does this help show your commitment to a process, but it also allows the recruitment process to flow with good momentum. Feedback is one of the most important parts of this. Be open and honest with your feedback and provide constructive thoughts and questions for your recruiter to work with when they speak with their clients.
Trust the process:
Here at Assemble, we know this industry is small and building and maintaining good relationships is key to doing business successfully, we ensure that your best interests are at the forefront of our minds. After all, we want you to have long successful careers, and for us to continue providing solutions for clients and candidates alike.
The commercial property market can be tricky to navigate for so many reasons. The timing of your next career move sometimes doesn’t wait for you and the direction isn’t always obvious at the start. Partnering with one of Assembles Commercial Property Recruitment Specialists offers a strategic advantage, ensuring you’re well-connected, well-prepared, and well-matched for success. We hope that these thoughts and tips give you the confidence to reach out and forge a productive partnership with us, who knows where it might lead.