Every recruitment consultant loves an honest candidate. Being honest and transparent gives your recruitment consultant a better idea of how they can assist you with your job search. Tell them the real reasons why you are leaving your current job or why you left your previous job. Share what you are looking for and what you liked or did not like about your job. Remember that consultants do not judge. They are only there to help with the hiring process but are not the decision makers.
At the end of the day, it still boils down to how you perform at the interview. Describe your requirements and preferences with regards to your preferred salary, relocation, etc. For example, if you are not keen on relocating, make sure to mention it to your consultant so that they do not match you to a job that requires you to do so.
Violet Sha, manager, supply chain and quality, Robert Walters Talent Consulting Ltd Suzhou:
“I cannot emphasise enough how important it is for candidates to be honest with us. For example, whenever I interview candidates, I will always ask why they want to leave their current job. The aim is not to scrutinise their reasons but to better understand how we can help. If for instance, you are not happy about working for a certain kind of boss then tell us. We’ll be sure not to match you with organisations with bosses that have a similar personality.”