Why You Should Work With a Staffing Agency

By | | Career Tips

The job search process is exhausting and intimidating. And when you hit a few bumps in the road—a rejection or two, months of waiting for a callback, or some rocky interviews—it can crush your morale and set you back. But you don’t have to do this all by yourself! A staffing agency can help. They’ll work on your behalf, get to know your skills and job needs, advocate for you, and make sure you get hired in a job that’s suited for you.

Here’s why you should work with a staffing agency.

It’s free

Staffing agencies are paid by the companies that use them to find qualified candidates, so their services are free to you. They’ll get to know you, your skills, your experiences, and what you’re looking for in a job and find you a job that’s perfectly suited for you—at no charge.

Diverse opportunities abound

As hiring experts, staffing agencies can help you find a unique employment opportunity. They can set you up with a direct-hire or permanent position, a temporary or contract position, or temp-to-hire or contract-to-hire. The latter are great ways to gain experience and network while testing out new skills and companies.

They can fill your gaps

Staffing agencies are experts in your industry, so they know what it takes to get noticed and get hired by the leading companies. They can point you in the direction toward additional learning opportunities or temporary jobs where you can develop the necessary skills and gain experience. It’s like free career advice from someone with expertise and knowledge of your field.

They work faster

These agencies have a faster turnaround time than you would on your own. They’re trying to place people in positions as quickly as possible, and because they have access to databases with qualified candidates, they can find the right person for the job almost immediately. This means they can find a job that’s suited for you in no time and you won’t have to go without a salary for very long.

They know more

Staffing agencies and recruiters often know about job openings before they’re even posted, meaning that they know about open positions that you might never find out about on your own.

Client relationships

Recruiters have spent their careers building relationships with the hiring manager and other professionals at the top companies in your industries. So when they advocate for you, their recommendation has more weight than your application on its own. In other words, they have connections and their opinions matter.

For more advice on what a staffing agency can do for you and your career, contact our team today.