In any area of business, be it event jobs or any other sector, it can be hard to gain a competitive advantage against all the other people who are applying for similar jobs.
It is not unusual for many jobs currently to typically have up to 40 people applying per vacancy, and so having your application standout, when looking for event jobs, can be difficult at best. With this in mind, extra help is definitely needed here.
One of the best ways of helping to push your applications to the top of the pile is by using the services of a recruitment agency who specialises in your industry. This can have a number of advantages over traditional methods of job-seeking.
Many agencies give you the opportunity to submit a CV, either electronically or through interview with the agency themselves, and they will often provide you with help in maximising the potential of your CV and showcasing your qualifications, training, skills and experience in the best possible light.
Agencies often work with large and small employers throughout the country in filling vacancies in a whole range of different areas, and agencies will often scour their own database of workers in order to find the most ideal candidate. Therefore, being registered with them gives you an added advantage over those who are not.
Agencies will also often have access to vacancies which are not advertised publicly, and are therefore only available to a smaller pool of candidates, of which you could be one.
A specialised recruitment agency is also a very good source of career advice and job-seeker tips, giving advice on how to fill out applications and also how to further your career, with links and information with regards to training opportunities and courses etc. They may even be able to offer career advancement courses of their own.
Whether you are looking for full time permanent work, or for something short-term or part time, registering with an agency can be an excellent way of gaining work to build up your CV with more experience.
About the Author: Emily Inglis is a writer and supporter of event jobs