What is Rec2Rec?
A rec2rec is a recruitment agency specialising in placing candidates in positions within the recruitment industry. The term rec2rec (or sometimes R2R) is short for recruitment to recruitment, and it refers to the process of matching an experienced recruiter with a suitable vacancy.
Typically a rec2rec agency such as ours has a comprehensive database of available positions and will work closely with clients and candidates to identify the best match for the candidate and role. In addition, a good rec2rec should provide valuable advice and guidance throughout the recruitment process, helping to ensure a successful outcome for all parties involved. Navado's Manchester rec2rec Ellie, points out, "If you're a graduate looking to start your recruitment career, it's very easy to just take the first role you're offered without actually taking the time to look at all the opportunities available to you! By working alongside a rec2rec, you can get a balanced insight into a range of companies to, ultimately, see which one suits you best." And we fully agree with her!
The benefits of using a Rec2Rec
For anyone looking to get into the recruitment industry, it's crucial to have a good variety of tools at your disposal to help you find the best role for your skills. As a rec2rec, we consider ourselves one of those invaluable 'tools' that will help land you the best job to meet your needs. While it may seem like an extra step, using a rec2rec can save you a lot of time and energy in the long run. By connecting you with the recruitment companies we think would work for your location and personality, you can avoid having to wade through a sea of companies yourself. In addition, we rec2recs often have access to unadvertised jobs that clients might want to keep in the hush, so you're more likely to find that perfect match.
Our CEO Rebecca says: "The benefit of a candidate using a rec2rec is that you get a broad and accurate overview of the whole market. This includes advice and guidance on the best companies to work for and who's offering the best commission and benefits package."
How to find the right Rec2Rec for your needs
When it comes to finding the right Rec2Rec agency, there are a few factors to keep in mind. Choosing one that understands you and has your best interests at heart is essential. Here are some things to look for when selecting a rec2rec:
1) A relevant location: Consider the location of the company or the areas they recruit in. At Navado Talent we now have separate divisions covering Manchester, London and Bristol and the surrounding areas, so if you're looking for a recruitment job in Bristol, we suggest making sure you use a Bristol rec2rec such as ourselves.
2) A strong track presence: Look at the agency's track record and see how successful it has been in placing candidates. It would help if you asked for recommendations or looked at previous testimonials. Take a look at their company website, google reviews page, social media and Linkedin pages. You will get a good picture of the rec2rec from those channels. By considering these factors, you can be sure to find an agency that will be a good fit for your needs.
3) A personalised service: Look for an agency that offers a personalised service and takes the time to get to know you and what you want from your recruitment career. They should be willing to support and help you throughout the job hunt and interview processes. You will get a feel for this on the initial phone call.
4) A dedication to quality: Look for an agency dedicated to quality that takes the time to explain the process, the steps, the companies and the roles on offer. Make sure strong communication is a high priority for whichever rec2rec you choose.
Rec2Rec companies can be beneficial when finding a new job in the recruitment industry. They should have a vast network of contacts and know what employers and candidates alike are looking for. If you're thinking about moving within recruitment or just starting your recruitment career, get in touch with a Rec2Rec company like us today. And like Ellie says, "By us working together, we can work out what you want out of your future employer and then go over multiple options to make sure you make the right move in your career ✔"