There is a lot of misinformation about working with staffing agencies. Some people suggest you won’t get paid as much. Others think that staffing agencies want to build up a database and not help people find jobs. Neither of these is true. A staffing agency has a vested interest in finding you the best position for the best pay rate. So why should you use a staffing agency to help you find a job? Here are just a few of the advantages.
It’s Another Tool in Your Tool Belt
It pays to diversify. That’s why augmenting your job search by applying to a local staffing agency can help you increase your chances of finding a great job. Recruiters are trained to match candidate qualifications with open positions, giving them a chance to see what they can do for you.
Consider Temporary Work
While you’re looking for your next career move, a staffing agency can also help you with short-term work. Temporary assignments can help you keep your skills fresh, reduce any gaps on your resume, and allow you to make extra money. You may also have the added benefit of networking and getting to know a company that may want to keep you around.
Access to More Employers
Some local companies reach out to staffing agencies before they post open jobs through other avenues. That means, when you’ve applied with an agency, you may hear about positions before your competition. Recruiters have a vast network of client companies, which may include your next employer, who wasn’t even on your radar before.
Your Recruiter is Your Advocate
When you apply for a job on your own, you have to hope that your application, resume, and cover letter are enough to grab the hiring manager’s attention. With a staffing agency, you have one more advantage. Your recruiter is your advocate. They not only present your resume to potential employers, but they tell hiring managers why you are going to be a good fit for them.
Support While Working
Your relationship with your recruiter doesn’t have to end just because you accepted a job. They are there to provide support while working temporary or temp-to-hire opportunities. They will also continue to be a resource if you find yourself out of a job at any time in the future. And you never know, someday you may become a decision-maker in your company and be able to call on the staffing agency for help finding talent for you.
Are you looking for a new opportunity? Contact the team at ProStaff to learn more today.