As you know from my previous posts that I have taken all your advice on board and decided to look for better opportunities elsewhere along with trying to raise my profile internally for the appraisals, I now have some other dilemma..
which option is better, directly applying to the companies through their websites or going through recruitment consultants?
Reason to ask this is
1. I generally get a positive response for my CV from direct HR of companies whenever I apply for matching profiles without being too ambitious (i.e. not the MBB but the other technology consulting firms etc)
2. Does it add more weight if we go through recruitment consultants as
a. They may help you prepare your application/CV
b. They will help with the process and explain key responses etc.
c. They may have better connections with the HR where by they can push for you against other direct candidates?
Facing this dilemma also because I have got a call directly from one of the top tech. consultancy firms for the same position for which one recruitment consultant wanted to send my CV to and I had discussed with him that I will go through him. He has not yet sent my CV to them.
My previous experience with some other recruitment agency has been good throughout the process except for the fact that they convinced me to take a low offer and at much lower grade than my then one.