So you’ve been on the job hunt for a few months now, and nothing new seems to be turning up. It might be time to consider working with a staffing firm to find your next position. For those of you who aren’t familiar with staffing firms, they are a great source of employment for job seekers. Staffing firms are often advocates for job seekers, representing the applicant’s credentials to employers. Staffing firms have recruiters who work exclusively for companies, finding them the best person for the job. Our team at Atlas Consulting has compiled a few tips for working with a staffing firm to find your next position.
Tip #1 – When meeting with a staffing agency for the first time don’t be afraid to ask questions about the process. Starting a new method of job seeking can be exciting, but it’s important that you know what you’re getting into. Ask questions about the methods the agency will use to help you find employment, and most importantly ask what is expected of you.
Tip #2 – Leverage your recruiter. Your recruiter can help you with a variety of tasks, including practice interviewing, reviewing your resume and answering any questions you have throughout the process. Take advantage of the services the staffing firm has to offer.
Tip #3 – Stay connected with your recruiter throughout the process. Keep in contact and be top-of-mind; if you’ve left a great impression with your recruiter, your name will likely spring to mind when they receive a new job order that is a perfect fit for you. Establishing a strong relationship with your recruiter is a great first step.
Tip #4 – Have realistic expectations. In order for a recruiter to help you, you must help them. Provide more information than is needed and be available when your recruiter reaches out or schedules an interview. It’s important to understand that you may not be the best fit for every job, and your recruiter will work to find the best-fit opportunity for you.
Tip #5 – Be open to feedback. Recruiters will often give you advice on your cover letter, resume, and interviewing. Take their advice; after all, they know their clients the best.
Tip #6 – Utilize social media platforms like LinkedIn to find a staffing firm in your area. LinkedIn is great because you may come across recommendations from others who have successfully used their services. Take advantage of the abundance of resources available on the Internet, from social media to a simple Google search to help you find the right staffing company for your job search.
Working with a staffing firm can be extremely beneficial to your job search. If you’re ready to partner with a staffing firm to find your next career opportunity or if you have questions about working with a recruiter, contact our staffing experts at Atlas Consulting Group today!