Searching for a new job can be stressful, time-consuming, confusing, and at times, frustrating.
With January now upon us, jobseekers also face a lot of competition. That’s because studies have shown that one in three (33%) Americans are planning on looking for a new job this year. And of those, 90% say they’ll be looking in the first three months of the year.
The good news is, when it comes to finding that next great job, you don’t have to go it alone.
Leveraging a professional staffing firm for your job search can help eliminate that emotional stress. Staffing companies are in the trenches on a daily basis with job candidates and employers. They have an excellent understanding of the current marketplace, can give honest feedback about how your background fits (or doesn’t), and where the opportunities lie.
The following five examples explain some of the many benefits that working with a staffing company can offer.
5 Reasons A Staffing Firm Can Help Your Career
1. You’re a Person, Not a Resume
A good staffing firm will set up an interview (via phone or in-person) to gain a better understanding of your background and what you’re looking for in your next position. They’ll also take the time to review your resume, ask questions, offer feedback, and coach you through the hiring process. Remember: if your search is successful, so are they.
2. Industry Expertise
Staffing organizations are skilled in various recruitment practices. They’re experts in finding the most talented and qualified workers and placing them in the right positions. A recruiter should understand the trends in the marketplace, the requirements for the job, the company’s culture, and a competitive salary in your industry.
3. Finding Those “Hidden” Opportunities
One of the most important aspects of a search firm or recruiter is that they can find opportunities job seekers wouldn’t be able to locate themselves. Not only is that because staffing professionals are skilled at knowing which jobs might be the right fit, but because they are privy to opportunities that job seekers wouldn’t usually know about.
4. Fast Track your Successful Search
When companies hire a staffing agency, they’re usually looking for a position to be filled quickly. Since the staffing agency has contracted with the company, their goal is to fill the position promptly. While it may take weeks to even hear back about an interview when responding on your own to a job opportunity, hiring agencies are motivated to get positions filled much more quickly – and know how to keep the ball rolling.
5. Full-Time and Part-Time
Even if you’re looking for a permanent, full-time job, a hiring firm may also be able to provide temporary or contract work. These positions could help you get experience in a new field, enhance your skills, or get your foot in the door at a new company.
Summing It Up
There are many benefits to working with a staffing firm. A knowledgeable professional can help navigate a job seeker through the market changes and provide new opportunities that might not appear on job boards – while alleviating stress and potentially saving time.
Lanmark Staffing offers over 40 years of combined experience in human resources, recruiting, temporary placement services, temp-to-hire services, sales, and management. Our team of experienced professionals is friendly, helpful, effective, and eager to meet your employment needs. Contact us today.