If you’re looking for a new job, you might wonder whether a staffing firm can help. Staffing firms are matchmakers between job seekers and employers, ensuring that businesses find just the right talent and job seekers find just the right company.
Here are five reasons to partner with a staffing firm throughout your job search.
The job market is changing and evolving rapidly, and job-hunting techniques that worked even five years ago may not be the best strategies today. Staffing agencies are in the employment market full time, so they are always up to date on the latest ways to get you hired.
In addition, staffing agencies tend to specialize in certain industries. They know what’s changing in your profession, what new skills you might need, and where you can find the right “fit.” If you’re making a career switch, your staffing firm can help you navigate an unfamiliar industry.
Your recruiters want you to succeed. They know what clients are looking for and how to package you in a way that shines. From resume polishing to interview tips, having a recruiter is like having a coach on your side. Never hesitate to ask for help, and be sure to implement whatever advice you receive.
Searching for jobs in the modern world can feel a lot like throwing spaghetti at the wall to see if it sticks. No matter what combination of keywords you use, you may quickly become overwhelmed by the sheer number of search results. Then you send your resume off into a black hole, never to be seen again.
Staffing firms remove the guesswork from the process by matching hand picked candidates with hand picked open positions. You will learn a lot about each company before ever applying, and your resume will receive serious consideration. You may even have access to open positions before they are ever submitted to public job boards.
Recruiters tend to develop ongoing relationships with their candidates. From helping you onboard in your new position to guiding you through your next career change, your recruiters are there for you over the long term.
Not every position is going to be the right match, and you might go through a few rounds of applying and interviewing before settling on the right job for you. Each person you interview with, though, is a potentially valuable contact. Rather than sending out your resumes in a vacuum, you can use the job-hunting process to strengthen your network. You never know when your dream job will open up at a company you previously interviewed and that interviewer could decide to call you back then.