Agile is a technical recruiting firm, and so we believe that most candidates will have greater success finding the right job working with us instead of on their own. We help skilled IT professionals earn better compensation, avoid common job search headaches, and find opportunities that aren’t publicly available.
If you’re asking, “Should I use a headhunter?” chances are good that you’re thinking about the potential downsides as well as the advantages. So, let’s look at the biggest concerns you may have and address them. While we can’t speak for all recruiting firms, this is how Agile works, and this is why job seekers rely on us.
Job seekers do not pay fees of any type to use Agile’s services. Instead, employers compensate us for providing them with candidates.
Also, working with Agile’s IT recruiters won’t decrease your salary. The employers we support are looking for the best talent — not the cheapest. Agile has represented thousands of professionals over the years, and we’ve consistently helped them increase their overall compensation. We can assist you by:
Maybe you’re asking, “Why should I use a headhunter?” when you could just apply to a company on your own. One big reason is that not every open position is listed publicly.
Agile frequently fills jobs for employers that don’t post their positions. When we have a long-standing relationship with the employer, its hiring manager may ask us to refer candidates instead of conducting a massive search. When this happens, working with a recruiter can be extremely valuable to a job seeker.
You should be in control of your job search. When you partner with Agile, here’s how we ensure it:
Among the reasons that employers hire Agile is that we value long-term relationships. Delivering the resumes of ill-qualified candidates or candidates that aren’t interested in a position wouldn’t serve that purpose, and dealing in bad faith just isn’t in our IT staffing firm’s DNA.
When you’re trying to decide if you should use a headhunter, it helps to put things in context.
Whether you apply to a position directly or are represented by a firm like Agile, there will be filters between you and getting an interview. For example, if you apply directly, you might be removed from consideration because of:
In each case, you could be qualified for a position but never get proper consideration.
Personal attention is a major reason why you should consider using a headhunter. Agile refers a limited number of carefully reviewed candidates for each position — typically two to three. Companies want us to identify the professionals we believe best fit the job. If your goal is a senior-level position, we’re not going to waste your time or an employer’s submitting you for a more junior role. (Explore our article on how to become a senior software engineer)
By sharing your resume in a limited field, we can help you stand out from the mass of applicants that might apply directly. We’ll also do everything we can to help you get the most from your job offer. Advocating for job seekers and guiding businesses has been a major reason for Agile’s success throughout its years in business.