Finding your next job is probably not something you should be tackling on your own. The job-search process can be exhausting and frustrating. Rejections can eat at your self-confidence and your self-image. After a few months of searching, it can feel as if there are simply no jobs out there for you.
An experienced staffing firm has all the right tools to help you find a job that fits. They become your partner in the job search, so you’re no longer trudging through the job market by yourself. Here are some of the key advantages of having a staffing agency on your side:
You can take on a temporary job while you’re looking
The temporary position might not be in the field you’re hoping to settle into, but it will provide you with experience, income, and a chance to make a name for yourself, all without committing to a full-time employer. If you inform the staffing firm you prefer jobs for shorter terms, you will have more time to commit to the application process.
You might get a full-time position from the temporary job
Some companies use temporary workers as a way of scrutinizing them before offering them full-time positions. Other companies use staffing agencies to fill full-time openings from the start.
Be aware, however, temporary assignments don’t always result in full-time offers. If you think you would like to work full-time for a company at which you’re temping, let them know early in the assignment. Then, do everything you can to show them you would be a terrific addition to their team.
You’ll get lots of experience
Temporary jobs can be an invaluable source for gaining skills and experience while improving your resume. The skills you can acquire in only a few months may help you land a full-time job. With a bit of research, you can find out which agencies specialize in the skill set you want to develop.
Working with a staffing firm can get you exposure to a variety of jobs and industries in a relatively short time. This exposure can help refine and direct your job application process. And during job interviews, you can speak from experience about why you’ve chosen that particular industry.
You’ll be on the job quickly
When a company contacts a staffing agency, there is a good chance they’re looking for somebody to start immediately. And the agency’s goal is to help them fill the opening as soon as possible. So, while you could wait weeks to hear if your application has resulted in an interview, you could be working in a few days if you’ve teamed up with a staffing firm.
Contact Select Staff today to learn more about how we can help you with your job search.