The IT industry in New Zealand is in the middle of an unprecedented growth spurt. This growth is due to a steady stream of innovative IT talent joining the sector. IT occupations in the wider economy have grown by over 24,000 roles between 2006-20161.
Finding a role that suits your skill set, lifestyle and personality isn't easy. So it makes sense to use a recruiter to land your dream IT job in New Zealand. See the three reasons a recruitment agency will help.
IT occupations in the wider economy have grown by over 24,000 roles between 2006-2016.
1. Unavailable roles
Using an IT recruitment agency to find a job seems obvious when you look at the net that recruiters can cast. Eighty five per cent of respondents to a recent survey found their current position through networking or other means2. It's easy to assume everything's online, but it's not the case when it comes to opportunities.
Limiting yourself to online job searches can cut off excellent employment opportunities. Many businesses don't advertise on the web. They might outsource recruitment to an agency. They might have a preferred supplier arrangement. Or they might prefer a targeted search style of talent hunting. It makes no sense to deny yourself opportunities that you couldn't find otherwise. So it's worth calling a specialist recruitment agency in your field.
2. Flexibility in employment
Employers nowadays talk about the 'gig economy'. More workers are chasing ongoing short term contracts instead of full time roles. If this is a lifestyle option that suits you, using a consultant to help you look for roles with specific working hour requirements will be vital.
If you find you work better with unorthodox hours, an agency can be invaluable. Consultant can find you digital technology employment that suits these hours. If you have other commitments, working from home or part time options may fit your schedule better. Using a quality recruiter gives you an advantage when searching for the perfect role – particularly if it's a role with specific requirements.
3. Industry insight
The value of an IT recruitment agency comes down to the knowledge the consultants have. Recruitment agents are in regular contact with all kinds of digital technology employers. They know the market. They understanding the roles that are available. And they're fluent in the reputation of employers and businesses nationwide. All this knowledge translates to great advice when planning your next career move.
Having insight into the industry is vital in helping you make choices about your career. It can save you a costly move, or encourage you to take an opportunity you mightn't have otherwise.
A quality recruitment agent can be the difference between a great next move and a big mistake.
Put your best foot forward when searching for a new role by using a recruiter who knows your industry – contact 920 Career Agents today.
1– Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment IT Sector report.
2– Lou Adler's, of Performance Based-Hiring Learning Systems, employment survey.