If one of your resolutions for the new year is finding a full- or part-time job, changing jobs, or finding temporary work, interviewing with a staffing agency may be the best way to help expedite your search and improve your chances of finding a position that matches your career goals.
According to the American Staffing Association, more than 90 percent of U.S. companies use staffing agencies to help them find workers, therefore staffing agencies have access to a pipeline of open jobs that companies are actively trying to fill. This may sound fundamental, but it’s worth noting because online job portals and even corporate website job listings are often stale, filled, or “posted” when an internal candidate has already been identified. For anyone who has uploaded endless resumes and personalized cover letters to these portals, you can appreciate the frustration that comes with the almost universal “silence” you experience after these efforts. This can derail even the most determined job searcher.
Staffing agencies also add value by assisting with career or skills assessments, resume review, and interviewing skills, thereby greatly increasing the chances of you being hired. In addition, personal and immediate feedback will be available after your interviews.
Also a staffing agency provides a pathway to lots of varying industries and employers, giving you an opportunity to experiment and try different jobs without the risk and downtime of losing a paycheck.
So, with the new year upon us, there’s no better time than to launch a job search. Think about what a staffing agency can do for you to get you placed in the job you want.