How To Use A Staffing Agency To Help With Your Career

trcIt’s not always just what you know, but who you know when it comes to advancing your career. If you’re ready for a new job opportunity, but not sure where to start, you might want to consider working with recruiters and a staffing firm.

Staffing firms can help you land a job quicker. That’s because they do one thing: match job seekers with employment opportunities at client companies. And for you, the services are free.

Follow these steps for making the most of your relationship with a staffing firm.

  1. Find the right staffing agency. Research agencies before reaching out, to make sure their expertise matches the types of jobs and industries you’re interested in. Also, consider the type of position you’re looking for. Are you looking for a permanent job, a project-based position, or a temp-to-hire opportunity? Make sure the agency you choose places candidates in those types of jobs.
  1. Be prepared. Make sure you’ve honed in on exactly what you’re looking for in your next job opportunity. Be able to describe your short- and long-term goals. Have your resume and cover letter ready. Make sure your LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or other social media profiles present an image of you that you wouldn’t mind a potential employer seeing. Review common interview questions and rehearse your answers. Be familiar with salary and performance expectations for the opportunities you’re after. A recruiter at a staffing agency can help you fine-tune these things, but recruiters appreciate you being prepared and can better assist you if you’ve done your homework.
  1. Make the first move, and follow up. Reach out to the staffing agency you’ve chosen. Upload your resume to the firm’s website, then reach out to let a recruiter know you’ve done so. If you don’t hear anything after a while, follow up. If you see any jobs that interest you, apply and let your contact know you’ve done so. Showing polite persistence as appropriate will get the attention of recruiters.
  1. Listen. Take the advice of your recruiter. A good recruiter will guide you, providing invaluable advice and presenting opportunities that help make good career choices and get you closer to your dream job.

Ready to find a great career opportunity? Contact TRC Staffing Services today to get started.

About TRC Staffing Services, Inc.

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