10 Reasons to Use a Staffing Agency to Find A job
Whether you're having career change or stepping fresh out of college, job hunting doesn't get easier. You have to filter through job posting website after website. You send 100+ resumes and only get 5 phone calls and 2 interviews. That can put stress on anyone.
When working with a staffing agency, we take some of that stress off of you. Whether you’re looking for contract work, contract-to-hire, or a direct hire position with a company, staffing agencies work as your advocate to help you find the right fit. As a company that was founded right here in East Tennessee, M Force’s goal is to grow and nurture relationships that will help our community grow stronger. We’re here for you. Here are 10 great reasons to use a staffing agency to find a job.
1. Lean More About the Job Market
Talking with a staffing agency is a good way to get a read on the job market. Most recruiters know which employers are hiring, even if they aren’t working with that company directly. If you’re looking to relocate for a job, staffing companies often times have connections to realtors or will at least give you suggestions on which areas to look for housing based on your budget.
2. Many Jobs Aren't Listed on Job Sites
Not every job is listed online. There are some good job sites, like Indeed, but they’re only as good as the websites they pull jobs from. Staffing agencies work directly with employers to find and place candidates. This means many times jobs aren’t posted on traditional websites, especially pay-to-post job boards like CareerBuilder and Monster.
3. Avoid the Online Job Board "Black Hole"
Job boards like CareerBuilder can be very valuable. Many staffing agencies use these boards (including M Force!). However, they can also lead to the dreaded application “black hole.” Hundreds of unqualified people may apply to a single job on these sites, leaving your resume under a pile that will never see the light of day.
4. Get Help with your Resume
A good recruiter can look at your resume and give you suggestions for tailoring it for the job you’re interested in apply for. Because the recruiter knows the job and the person doing the hiring, he or she can be helpful in crafting an effective resume.
5. Have a Friend on the Inside
You've heard it a million times- it's who you know. Employers love recommendations because they prefer to hire someone they know they can trust. Using a staffing company is like having that friend on the inside who can get your resume to the top of the stack.
6. Prepare for Your Interview
Walking into an interview blind is always a bad idea. A good recruiter will typically prep you for your interview. This can include questions you can expect as well as how to dress and what to expect from the interview.
7. Ask Questions About the Company
Recruiters give job applicants a great opportunity to ask questions and gain information about a position and a company before they apply. Asking about a company’s culture, benefits and room for advancement before you apply can help you make a decision you are confident about.
8. More Flexibility
More and more, highly skilled workers are choosing to work as contractors rather than as traditional employees hired directly by a company. Contract workers generally command higher pay and have the flexibility to take the job they want. Staffing companies work as agents for contract employees, helping match them with companies looking to hire.
And don’t think that contract automatically means short term. Some contracts do last 6 months or less, but many can go on for years. Furthermore, M Force is unique by offering contractors benefits.
9. Get Faster Feedback from the Employer
Your recruiter can get feedback on your interview quickly because he or she has a relationship with the hiring manager at the company you interviewed with. This can speed up the hiring process drastically and help get you into your new job faster!
10. It’s Free!
Who doesn't love free? I know I do. Working with a staffing agency won’t cost you a dime. No hidden fees either. Free means free! Employers pay staffing companies when they need help finding a great new employee.