It can be hard to find a job even under the best of circumstances, and 2020 has been anything but the best. Whether you are unexpectedly unemployed or searching for your next position, job boards can feel like a black hole, while referrals may send you to positions you don’t want or aren’t qualified to hold. It can even be hard to know how best to update your resume since the internet is packed with conflicting advice. Fortunately, you do have another option.
Here’s why it’s worth trying a staffing agency instead.
Staffing agencies offer their services at no cost to job searchers. From helping you build your resume to coaching you on interview strategies, your recruiter is there to make sure you look good to potential employers. And once you get an offer, your recruiter will assist through negotiations and even onboarding.
A thorough job search takes time and energy. If you’re currently working, taking care of your family, or going to school, you may have trouble finding enough hours in the day.
At a staffing agency, matching candidates with positions is the full-time focus. Your recruiters know which jobs are open and how to get the right candidate to each employer. Rather than trying to carve out the time to do it all yourself, you can trust your staffing agency to take care of the legwork.
Tapping Into a Massive Network
No matter how big your existing network is, your staffing agency’s is larger. A huge part of any recruiter’s job is networking. You will have access to that entire network, along with someone who is working hard to get you into just the right position.
Quite a few available positions are filled before they ever make it to a public-facing job board. Staffing agencies know of these opportunities and how to get you in front of the people making the hiring decisions. Increasing your pool of available opportunities greatly increases the likelihood of getting a position that is truly right for you.
In addition, you will stay on your recruiter’s radar if the first match doesn’t work out. You can be confident in the knowledge that the first interview doesn’t have to be the last, since your resume will continue to surface when a good prospect becomes available.