In your quest to find a new job, you have a number of options to help you with your search. Perhaps you check sites such as Monster or Indeed every day, or you’ve found ones that focus specifically on your field. Maybe you’ve teamed up with your school’s alumni website online to see if anyone in your chosen area can speak with you. You could also attend local networking events or job fairs to see what might happen. Here’s one more suggestion: Work with a staffing agency.
And what will this cost you, someone who may already have themselves on a shoestring budget due to lack of funds?
Nothing. As a candidate, when you work with a staffing agency, they get paid by the companies they work. There is no fee for candidates at all!
Looking at it another way, it can cost you more than money by not working with a staffing agency — they function solely to match up candidates (you) with employers. They have leads on positions that aren’t on any website or in any classified section, and they have contacts they can connect you with. Some even help train you for positions and have information on their websites about resume writing and interview tips (just go to our resources page, for example).
You can also work with a staffing agency to figure out the best career plan for you, whether it involves using your skills in a new way or planning a flexible schedule that fits your life. Many staffing agencies also have a range of positions, from temporary to contract to permanent, for you to choose from. The flexibility also involves looking at various companies within your chosen industry, often getting a more detailed perspective from the staffing firm as to what might fit you best.
So if you’re looking for work due to a layoff or because you want to leave your current position, consider using a staffing agency for your next job search. Work with professionals who will demonstrate to you that you don’t have to do it alone.
If you’re ready to partner with a staffing agency that can help you set and meet your career goals, reach out to the experienced team at Creative Staffing today!