Resources & FAQs
Why should I use a staffing agency to help me find a job?
Partnering with a staffing agency means that you complete one application, have one interview with a staffing specialist and get considered for many positions. Rather than having to search for jobs, apply for each, follow-up on each application, then complete interviews with the hiring company, you have someone else doing the leg work for you.
When you are placed through a staffing agency you have the opportunity to work in a position and make sure it is the right fit for you. Similarly, the hiring company has the chance to see if you are the right candidate for their business. You have the opportunity to gain experience and skills while making sure the company you are working for has the right environment and culture for you.
Staffing agencies represent multiple companies and most cover multiple industries. This means that with one application you have access to a wider variety and number of positions that you could potentially be a fit for. It’s common for staffing agencies to send candidates for multiple interviews. The more interviews you have the better your chances of landing your next job. Even if they don’t have the right position for you at the time, their inventory of jobs is constantly changing. The position you are looking for may come available tomorrow and you will be at the top of the list to be considered for it.
Recruiters at staffing agencies have their fingers on the pulse of the job market all the time. They know who is hiring and what the positions hold in terms of future growth. The reputable agencies will only work with those businesses that they know to be good employers as well. Just as they have vetted their candidates, they have also vetted their client businesses. You can have peace of mind knowing that you have someone advocating for you and on your side.
When you register with an agency, you may be offered multiple positions and you can choose which position is the best fit for you. If you interview with a business and don’t feel good about the position it is easier to communicate that with your staffing specialist, who can help you refine your search.
It is the recruiters job to place candidates and fill open positions. Because they work for both the candidates and the businesses, they are highly motivated to meet the needs of both. Their goal is to make the right placement the first time for their clients (or at least it should be). They will be working to put you in front of the best businesses that match your job search goals.
Direct connections to the hiring managers at various companies, people you might have never been able to get in though with.
Businesses hire staffing agencies to find them the right candidates and do the leg work for them. They will work with the agencies that they trust and have confidence in. Because of this rapport they have built with businesses and hiring managers, they can successfully advocate for you and get you in front of the right person, something you couldn’t have done on your own. They have the ear of the right people that are making the hiring decisions.