Job Searching 101: Why You Should Use a Staffing Agency

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Job-Searching-101-Why-You-Should-Use-a-Staffing-AgencyJob searching can stress out even the most qualified and level-headed job seekers. The constant rejection, the patience it takes to wait for replies, the amount of time and effort it takes to find great opportunities—it all takes its toll. It’s strange, then, that many job seekers don’t employ the services of a staffing agency to help them while job searching. Common misconceptions and myths about the staffing industry probably have something to do with it, but a lot of people don’t engage a staffing agency simply because they don’t understand the benefits of doing so.

Today, we’re going to detail some the benefits you can get from working with a staffing firm for your employment needs. Once you read through them, we’re sure you’re going to be convinced that it’s worth a shot.

They Do the Legwork

Job searching takes a lot of legwork. From searching through endless web pages of employment opportunities on job boards to contacting employers directly to try to get a leg up from the other just-as-qualified candidates that are applying, it’s exhausting and frustrating. But when you work with a staffing agency, you have professionals doing this work for you. They’ll find you the job opportunities that you’re qualified for and they’ll start the process of getting you an interview for the position. You just have to sit back and wait for their hard work to pay off.

Hidden Job Markets

Staffing agencies can get you jobs that you never even knew existed. They have access to the hidden job markets that are filled with great opportunities that you wouldn’t be able to get on your own. They have relationships with employers who don’t advertise their open positions. They also have a lot of contacts in their respective industries, so they have some pull when it comes to getting you work with certain companies that you’ve had your eye on.

Millions of Companies Use Them

You probably don’t realize just how many companies use staffing agencies to fill their open positions—from temp and part-time roles to full-time positions—because you’ve just never even considered it. But there are tons of job opportunities out there; they’re just being filled through staffing agencies.

That’s because companies know the benefit of hiring through a firm. They know they’ll get professional, qualified employees to do the work performed efficiently because agencies know how to recruit top talent. Plus, they’ll save time and money when they hire through an agency. More and more companies are now seeing the benefits of using staffing firms for their hiring needs, and you don’t want to miss out on a great job offer because you didn’t apply through an agency.

They Have Your Best Interest at Heart

If you look bad, your agency looks bad. That’s why you know that your agency will do its absolute best to get you into positions that you’re suited for, and that you’re well coached and trained for the jobs so you can succeed to the best of your ability. They won’t just throw you to the wolves—they’ll work with you so you can impress your new employer. Your agency will be there if you have any questions or concerns about your new placement, so you’ll always feel comfortable and prepared to take on your role. You’ll never go in blind.

Though staffing agencies might not be right for everyone, they help millions of people who are job searching find employment opportunities that fit their skills, experience, and employment goals. If you’re a job seeker, consider engaging the services of a staffing agency.

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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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