How Staffing Firms Can Help Candidates Find Jobs

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By Lisa Hutchinson

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How_Staffing_Firms_Can_Help_Candidates_Find_Jobs.jpgEven the most skilled, talented, and experienced job seekers can have a difficult time finding employment. Everyone’s fighting for the best jobs and landing the perfect job can seem nearly impossible in today’s job market.

You’re not an employment expert so it’s understandable that you wouldn’t have all of the skills, experience, and contacts needed to expertly navigate the job market and find something perfect in the blink of an eye. But that doesn’t mean that you should just continue on your job search blindly. The smartest job seekers request the help of staffing firms to find jobs. They know that employing a middle man in the job search can make the process easier, simpler, and more efficient.

Working with a staffing firm can help you find the job of your dreams. Here’s how.

They Know Where the Jobs Are

Most candidates look for employment in one place—online job boards. Though it’s certainly more convenient to do so, this isn’t the most effective way to find jobs. Many of the best job opportunities aren’t posted online, so you’ll never hear about them if you don’t expand your horizons.

Some employers work with staffing firms exclusively for their hiring needs. They don’t post online or anywhere else. So the only way you’ll hear about these jobs is to work with staffing firms. Your recruiter will be like your personal search engine—he’ll know exactly where to look and who to contact to find jobs that match your interests. All you have to do is ask.

They Offer Free Assistance

Staffing firms get paid by employers that come to them to find candidates. Naturally, then, recruiters want to offer the best candidates that match their hiring needs. They want to impress their clients. So they’ll do anything they can to help you shine during the hiring process. They’ll offer you resume-writing assistance and easy resume fixes so your application can stand out. They’ll offer interview coaching before you’re sent off to the interview to help you make a great impression. Some will even offer training to improve your skills.

And staffing firms provide these services to candidates all for free because they know if the candidates look good, they look good.

They Know What It Takes to Get Hired

Recruiters know exactly what their clients are looking for. They also know who your competition is for any given position. They know precisely what you should do or say to win over the hiring managers in order to get the job. You can leverage this knowledge and experience to your favour to set yourself apart from other candidates.

They Have the Time Needed to Find Jobs

You’re busy. You can’t focus on your job search all day every day when you have a family and other responsibilities to deal with. But staffing firms are ready and able to focus their attention on finding jobs for you. It’s what they do all day, so you’ll get hired quicker.

The Best Opportunities for You

Recruiters are experts in employment. They know how to match candidates with job opportunities and employers. They’ll consider your interests, skills, personality traits, and experience when matching you with open positions. They’ll be selective in the jobs they offer you in order to not only find you a job, but find one that you actually love and will want to work at for a long time. You won’t have to settle for less—you’ll be able to make your dream job a reality.

In today’s economy, it can be difficult to find jobs on your own. It makes good sense to partner with a staffing agency for help. It’ll make your job search simple and easy and it will ensure you get hired faster.

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Lisa Hutchinson

I started with Liberty Staffing in 2004 as the Regional Business Manager of the London office. I have over 20 years of experience in the customer service and retail sectors, as well as leadership experience including Store Management, People Development and Recruiting. In 2016, our London location moved to a larger office in order to accommodate growth of our business, which included adding a Clerical Division.

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