Fighting the taboo of recruitment – #loveyouragency


Recruiters don’t have the best reputation right?

Well, a recent survey carried out by StandOut CV, the UK’s Leading CV Writing Service, indicates how a whopping 67% of job seekers are unhappy with the service they get from recruiters. And to be honest, we don’t blame them, when 76% of candidates are rarely contacted again or given feedback if they’re unsuccessful at interview.

Finding the time and motivation to find a new job isn’t easy at the best of times, with the survey showing that the average job seeker spends almost a whole working day, 6.5 hours, a week looking for a new job. Totaljobs has also found that 65% of jobseekers are finding their current job search much harder than their last, having to apply to 27 jobs just to get one interview!

So where does the recruiter come into all of this? Well, we’re meant to be here to make your life easier; we know the market, have all the right contacts and are well versed in our specialist desks. Recruiters are consultants, they are supposed to consultant and advise, so why when a candidate is unsuccessful, do many recruiters fail to feedback as to why they were unsuccessful and what route would be best to take next?

Well here at Connect2Staff, it is in our value proposition that all our recruiters provide feedback and consult each and every candidate throughout the complete recruitment journey; including rejection. So we thought it would be refreshing to spread some positivity within the world of recruitment and share with you some of what our clients and candidates have to say about us. Happy reading!


Candidate testimonial on Lisa – One of our Senior Business Support Consultants

I have joined many agencies over these last 2 weeks and I have either never heard from them again after registration, or if I have been unsuccessful in an interview or could not attend the interview at the time I was offered, I never heard back. But Lisa has never been like that with me, she has always kept in contact and even after being unsuccessful in the last 2 interviews which she has arranged, she still carried on looking and … believing in me.

Lisa has been with us at Connect2Staff for 10 months; however has 23 years’ experience within high street and private recruitment businesses.  She specialises in recruiting for Business Support vacancies across a variety of sectors including office support, sales, call centre, marketing, HR and finance. Roles she typically recruits for include Customer Service Advisors, Branch Managers, PAs, Call Centre Advisors, HR Professionals and Administrators.


Contact Lisa on 01622 236631 or at for a confidential discussion and check out her top tips on following up after a job interview here.


Candidate testimonial on Lucy – One of our Education Consultants

The staff have kept me up to date with all relevant training…and I'm always greeted with courteous, friendly and professional staff whether on the phone or via email.  I have not looked back since registering with Connect2Staff and would not hesitate in recommending this company to other professionals.

Lucy works on one of our Education desks and has worked at Connect2Staff for 3 years. She recruits for Permanent, Supply, TA, SEN and PRU education professionals across a variety of institutes including primary schools, secondary schools, nurseries, colleges and universities.


Contact Lucy on 01622 237016 or at to discuss opportunities. 


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