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    Jobs: Agencies vs Direct Application

    Which route would you normally take any why?

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    I've always directly applied for any jobs. But i've had no luck for ages so will start trying agencies

    what kind/ level of job?

    i derctly applied for a job as 999 police call centre staff - got it - same day was offered a higher paid job through an agency...

    agency won

    arcangel111;7080924

    i derctly applied for a job as 999 police call centre staff - got it - … i derctly applied for a job as 999 police call centre staff - got it - same day was offered a higher paid job through an agency... agency won



    do both....i se agencies for short term contracts...but occassionally they always find me perm jobs although i always turn them down!

    Abz;7080966

    do both....i se agencies for short term contracts...but occassionally … do both....i se agencies for short term contracts...but occassionally they always find me perm jobs although i always turn them down!



    This was 5 years ago lol - happy where i am now - couldn't trawl through HUKD working for Police.. lmao

    Depends on the field. In my line (banking, asset manaegement) apart from a couple you can only apply through agencies.

    Graduates obviously apply direct though.

    I've had little luck with either so far, but the little luck I have had has been with an agency

    Agency wins..just

    arcangel111;7080979

    This was 5 years ago lol - happy where i am now - couldn't trawl … This was 5 years ago lol - happy where i am now - couldn't trawl through HUKD working for Police.. lmao



    lol.....what would work be like if you couldnt get on to HUKD

    I can only do short term contracts cause i get bored tooo easily in any job....now i am seriously contemplating a career change!!!!!

    if you are after any job agency as they will get you something normally quite quick etc

    but agencies normally pay quite low rates well thats what i have although i must say working for an agency can lead to a perm/contract with the employer direct

    Banned

    Abz;7081027

    I can only do short term contracts cause i get bored tooo easily in any … I can only do short term contracts cause i get bored tooo easily in any job....



    Thats a choice as opposed to you ONLY being able to do short term contracts

    Agency every time. My company just bins and direct approaches

    Abz;7081027

    lol.....what would work be like if you couldnt get on to HUKDI can only … lol.....what would work be like if you couldnt get on to HUKDI can only do short term contracts cause i get bored tooo easily in any job....now i am seriously contemplating a career change!!!!!



    OMG why would you even consider something like that !!!!!

    Ropster;7081075

    Agency every time. My company just bins and direct approaches



    Direct application could mean jobs advertised on the companies website too.

    As you said .. "cold applications" mostly get frowned upon.

    I'd go for both, agency there is more chance to haggle salary (dip into their cut).

    Contract work > agency
    permenant > direct applications

    Be careful with agencies.. some just take your cv, sit on it and revisit 6 months later.
    Plus.. they "try" to sell you training.

    Good luck!
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