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Why use an agency for your job search?

Why use an agency for your job search?

In an age where more and more companies are advertising themselves, what are the advantages of working with an agency rather than simply applying directly?


  1. A targeted search

When relying on job searching yourself, often it can end up meaning applying to endless job ads that potentially match your skill set and hoping for the best. When working with us, we can use the additional information that we know to tell you about jobs that really do match your requirements.

When we register you, we will spend time getting to know not only what you are looking for in a new role, but also who you are and what makes you tick.

At Oakleaf, we want to build a long-lasting relationship with you throughout your career; we want to help you find a role that excites you and that you can see yourself staying in longer-term.


  1. Confidentiality and insider information

When going directly to a company, it is often hard to know what their expectations are for the role. If you’re lucky you might get access to a job description and salary band but mostly, you are relying on what you have seen on the job ad before you are sending your CV out to be considered.

When working with us, not only will you see a job description and know where you stand with salary, but you will also get access to insider information such as culture, team size, reason for the vacancy, what the hiring manager is like etc.

All of this information can be vital when making a decision as to whether you want your details out there and can help with maintaining a confidential search.


  1. Interview preparation

So you have applied for a job and been invited for an interview – well done! Now here comes the hard part. How to prepare for the interview?

We can help you walk into your interview feeling fully prepared and equipped with all the required information. We can run through key interview questions and help enhance your technique to hopefully increase your chances of getting the job.


  1. Reduce stress!

Ultimately, we are here to help. We know that looking for a new job can be stressful - we make it our mission to help reduce that.


If you are interested in having a confidential discussion about your own career within payroll, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at 0207 337 7628 or

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