If you are looking to move ahead in your career and are looking at new job opportunities to do it, using a staffing agency may not have occurred to you. But it is an option you should consider because there are a number of advantages. Here are a few of the ways your career will benefit.
1. The recruiting agency is working for you and representing you.
The recruiting agency is actively helping you to find a job that fits your skills and background. A recruiter will first talk to you about your background – learning about your particular skills, knowledge and experience. They will want to find out as much as possible about you.
A recruiter can be a big help in the job search process because they have a great deal of expertise in matching candidates to jobs, especially in your desired location. They will know a lot about how to best present a resume, and will go over with you in detail your skills and work history to see if you are omitting anything that may be relevant.
They will discuss the positions you are looking for. Often, a recruiter will have more information about positions than has been advertised. Companies give them more information because they trust recruiters after years of working together.
The recruiter can be a good source information also about companies and jobs. They may be able to give you valuable information about particular companies that they deal with, their good and bad points. This is first-hand information gleaned from dealing with people who work at the company.
2. The recruiting agency has access to job openings that are not advertised.
Agencies have extensive networks among employers built up over time. Because of this, they often learn about available positions that have yet to be advertised. Moreover, they may know of available positions that are not advertised because many companies use recruiting agencies to fill the company’s positions.
3. The recruiting agency knows the job market
Again, because of their networks, recruiting agencies are able to get a more reliable gauge of what the job market is like, who is hiring and where, and what they are looking for. They can help you with information about the hiring process.
And the recruiter, acting as your representative, is also a conduit between you and the employer. They can pass along questions or concerns you may have to the employer.
So, if you are planning a move in your career, take advantage of all that a top-notch recruiting firm has to offer and contact Arrow Staffing today. Arrow Staffing will work with you every step of the way to find a job that is right for you.