2020-03-26

8 Recruitment Myths for Job Seekers That May Surprise You

Drake Editorial Team

Finding a job isn’t always easy. There are a lot of myths around the recruitment industry that have spread like wildfire online. It makes it increasingly difficult to figure out facts from fiction. At Drake New Zealand, we’re here to debunk some myths that you may have heard during you job search.

Read on to see 8 recruitment myths that may surprise you!   

Myth #1 - You pay a recruiter to find you a job

At Drake New Zealand, our recruitment agencies are COMPLETELY FREE to join as a candidate.

We don’t charge you a joining fee, like your local gym. We encourage you to come into your local Drake New Zealand branch and our friendly consultants will help you find a job.   

Myth #2 - Recruiters take a percentage of your pay

Some recruitment companies may take a percentage of your pay but NOT here at Drake New Zealand.

If we say your hourly rate is $20, we MEAN you get $20 (before tax). 

Myth #3 - Flexible workers are employed by the client

It’s a common myth for job seekers to think when they land a temporary job, they’re employed under the client.

In fact, you are still employed under Drake New Zealand. If you have any issues, it makes it a lot easier for you to come to us and we can deal directly with the client.

If you become a permanent employee, you will then be employed by the client.

Myth #4 - The most skilled applicant gets the role.

Not necessarily! The best thing you can ever bring to your workplace is a good attitude and a willingness to learn and work.

Remember – you can teach someone skills, but you can’t teach someone to have a good attitude.

Myth #5 - You don’t get holiday pay if you’re a temp

If you’ve been employed at Drake New Zealand for more than 6 months, you start to accumulate annual leave so you can take time off work and take that trip you’ve been wanting to for a while!

Myth #6 – You don’t get sick leave if you’re a temp

You get sick leave after 6 months of being employed at Drake New Zealand.

In saying that – if you are feeling sick and you’ve just started your new job, please don’t hesitate to call us and let us know that you’re unable to come in. We understand!

Myth #7 - You NEED a degree to get a job

This isn’t always true. University isn’t something you should rush into straight after high school just because everyone else is heading to Uni.

At Drake New Zealand, we have jobs that cater for all levels of experience. If you’re willing to learn and have a good attitude, you’re 99% of the way there!  

Myth #8 - You need to supply your own gear if you’re a temp

You don’t need to go out of your way to buy anything for your job if you’re working with Drake. We make it easy and supply you with everything you need for the job. At the end of your assignment, you just need to give the gear back – easy as that!

Let’s recap:

There are a few misconceptions about recruitment agencies, the biggest being:

Myth #1 - You pay a recruiter to find you a job

Myth #2 - Recruiters take a percentage of your pay

Myth #3 - Temp workers are employed by the client

Myth #4 - The most skilled applicant gets the role

Myth #5 - You don’t get holiday pay if you’re a temp

Myth #6 – You don’t get sick leave if you’re a temp

Myth #7 - You NEED a degree to get a job

Myth #8 - You need to supply your own gear if you’re a temp

Finding a job is difficult, and we are here to help you! Contact your local Drake New Zealand branch today to speak to one of our friendly consultants.

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