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Mar162016

Will you get a lower salary if you apply for a job through a recruitment agency?

salary If you are new to using a recruitment agency, you may be wondering if you would receive a lower salary when using a recruiter. The answer is no.

The reality is that when using the services of a specialist recruiter like Cobalt, you would be liaising with a consultant who will have a better idea of the market rate that you will be able to command.

We speak to construction and property companies every day about their recruitment so we can advise both yourself and the employer on salary benchmarking. In some instances, we manage employer’s expectations surrounding the right salary for a role as they are not paying enough to fill a role.

To offer an assessment of your market rate based purely from your CV is not a wise move. It is best to ask about your market rate once you have had a phone conversation with your recruiter. That way we can assess this based on your technical expertise, education and qualifications, as well as the competition you are up against.

Just to put your mind at rest, you can be sure that recruiters will work with you to be paid the correct market rate and any conversations you have with any of our consultants will remain confidential.

Contact Cobalt Recruitment to find out your market rate

Facts you may be also be interested in:

  • According to the Estates Gazette Salary Survey 2015, using a “Commercial Property Recruitment Consultant” was the top method used by jobseekers when looking for a new role. 
  • Cobalt Recruitment has been helping professionals with their career moves since 2001 
  • Our teams recruit from 14 locations across the UK, Europe, Middle East, Asia & New Zealand

This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 16th 2016 and is filed under Employment. You can subscribe to our RSS 2.0 news feed here.

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