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    Is it always better to go to the actual offices of temp agencies and explain your skills and experience to them? Then call back at regular intervals to see what openings they have?

    I am just worried that if you just send them a cv via email there is no guarantee they will even look at it.
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    (Original post by James.Carnell)
    Is it always better to go to the actual offices of temp agencies and explain your skills and experience to them? Then call back at regular intervals to see what openings they have?

    I am just worried that if you just send them a cv via email there is no guarantee they will even look at it.
    I wouldn't go their offices. You would need to make an appointment with them nowadays as some Recruitment Consultants only specialise in one or 2 specific areas and also they may not be in the office because they could either be out visiting a client or attending a meeting.

    This is the usual 'procedure' for all agencies.
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    (Original post by James.Carnell)
    Is it always better to go to the actual offices of temp agencies and explain your skills and experience to them? Then call back at regular intervals to see what openings they have?

    I am just worried that if you just send them a cv via email there is no guarantee they will even look at it.
    Only if you get an invitation to meet them in person. Then yes, definitely go.
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    (Original post by James.Carnell)
    Is it always better to go to the actual offices of temp agencies and explain your skills and experience to them? Then call back at regular intervals to see what openings they have?

    I am just worried that if you just send them a cv via email there is no guarantee they will even look at it.
    I contacted a recruitment agency who then happily invited me for a discussion and talked through my CV. They also tested my writing skills, typing speed and competency in Excel. They were brilliant as they always called me regularly with information on job openings.

    So I would recommend calling an agency or email them if they don't have a number (although they should), and they should provide a time and date for you to meet them.
 
 
 
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