Searching for a job can take a long time and certainly can take effort. A recruitment agency can help you with this task, and it can save you time. Having a full time job already likely to take up much of your time, and doing a job search on top of that can be exhausting so why not let someone else do the work for you?
In reality, doing a job search is a tedious affair. Many of the advertised jobs have already been filled or are unsuitable. In addition to this many of the jobs that you really want are not advertised online. Once you add together all the time that you spend searching for a job, and the time applying for a job, then you will probably find that you are effectively working as a recruitment agent! A recruitment agent has many advantages over someone who just occasionally searches for work. For one thing, they are the professionals so they are used to finding people work and they know exactly where to look. Finding work is a full time occupation for them and they only get paid if they manage to find you work so it is a top priority. In addition to this, they have the contacts with industry insiders to get the vacancies before anyone else. If you are looking for part time work this can be especially useful because they will be the first port of call for many companies looking for holiday coverage or maternity coverage. As soon as you make your interest known and if your skills are suitable, they will contact you to fill these positions. This beats calling around yourself to find work.