In a previous blog post, we presented “Questions to Ask Before Working with a Staffing Firm.” If you’re still “on the fence” about using a staffing firm, we’re back with another post that might fully convince you to do so.
As we mentioned in that previous post, one of the questions we posed was “What value does the firm offer?” Value is the bottom line, and the fact of the matter is that value is the main reason a job seeker would use a staffing firm to help them find a position.
Let’s explore that value a bit more in depth. Below are five things that a staffing firm can do for a job seeker . . . namely YOU:
They already have relationships with employers. Staffing firms work with companies all the time to meet their hiring needs. Consequently, not only do they have job openings, but their managers also know the tendencies and preferences of the companies that have the openings. Armed with this information, they could provide you with important tips that might lead to an employment opportunity that excites you.
They know the job market. A staffing firm’s knowledge doesn’t stop with companies, though. If the firm has been around long enough (another question we posed in our previous blog post), then its officials will be experienced enough to help you navigate the “ins and outs” of what can sometimes be a very tricky job market. When you align yourself with a staffing firm, you put that experience to work for you and your job search.
They can help with resume and interviewing skills. Okay, this is the nitty-gritty of your search. You want to land a job. The staffing firm wants you to land a job. As such, its employees will help you to polish whichever aspect of your search needs polished. Even if you don’t get a particular job, you’ll be better positioned for the next opportunity that comes along.
They have access to many different types of jobs. Staffing firms have more than just temp jobs. Sometimes they have temp-to-hire jobs, and they even have full-time positions available from time to time. Remember, too, that every temp job can turn into a full-time position. With a temp job, you have the opportunity to impress your employer and convince them to keep you around for the long haul.
They can find more than one job for you. Even if a job is temporary, a staffing firm can find another suitable position for you. In fact, if they’ve placed you once, they’ll be more likely to place you again, especially if the first job was a positive experience for everybody involved. Whereas the first job was temp, the next job might be temp-to-hire. When you increase your options, you increase your opportunities.
Are you ready to work with a staffing firm? If so, Time Staffing can help you!
Click here to find out more about Time Staffing’s services for job seekers. And if you’re currently looking for a new job, don’t forget to look through our jobs and apply for one online today!
Time Staffing Inc.