Finding a new job is exciting, but it’s also a major undertaking. Navigating all of the job listings, submitting slews of applications, and waiting for responses from hiring managers if often draining. It’s particularly difficult if you’re managing your own job search while also working, as the time required can significantly hinder your work-life balance.
Fortunately, there’s a better way. By partnering with a staffing agency, you can find a job you’ll love in less time and with less effort. If you’re wondering why working with a recruiter is a smart move, here’s what you need to know about how staffing firms help you find a job you love.
Submit an Application
As with most job searches, the easiest way to begin your journey with a staffing agency is to submit an application. Typically, you can do this online, either by completing a basic application or by applying to a specific opening available through the recruitment firm. However, you can also contact the staffing firm directly and arrange to apply in person in some cases.
Once you submit your application, a recruiter will review the information and begin planning for the next steps. Typically, the next part of the journey involves an interview, which is discussed below.
Speak with a Recruiter
Participating in an interview with a recruiter at the staffing firm allows the recruitment agency to learn more about your capabilities. Often, the bulk of the process isn’t wholly unlike interviewing for positions at other companies, though the questions may not focus on one specific role.
Additionally, your recruiter will spend time learning about your needs and preferences. This portion of the meeting differs from traditional interviews, as the goal is to find out enough details to determine which opportunities are the best possible fit.
During this process, being honest is critical. The recruiter isn’t necessarily making a typical hiring decision at this point. Instead, they want to learn more about what you’re after when it comes to advancing your career. That helps them identify open positions and local employers that are the ideal match for your capabilities and preferences.
After the interview, the recruiter will compare your experience, skills, and needs to available positions. They’ll contact you when they find potential matches to discuss the opportunity. At that point, you can ask questions about the role to further assess whether it’s a fit in your eyes. Additionally, you can learn about critical details, such as whether the job is temporary, temp-to-hire, or permanent.
You aren’t required to take an opportunity that’s offered. Instead, take a moment to evaluate the opportunity and decide if you’d like to pursue it. If you do, your recruiter will forward your application to the hiring manager, arrange an interview, and keep the process moving.
When you find a match, your recruiter may also offer crucial guidance. For example, they may assist with resume targeting to ensure the hiring manager views you as a strong match. They can also conduct practice interviews to help you prepare or provide valuable insights that make targeting interview answers easier.
Throughout the hiring process, your recruiter also keeps you updated about how the hiring process is progressing. They’ll also deliver feedback about your performance, allowing you to learn from each experience as you work toward a new job.
Accept a Position
After interviewing successfully, your recruiter will let you know if a job offer is on the table. They’ll review the details of the assignment, including pay rates, work schedules, and similar information. You can accept the role at that point, allowing you to begin in the new position.
Connect With Our Team!
Ultimately, working with a staffing firm gives you an ally who can help find suitable matches and offer support, allowing you to advance your career in less time. If you’re ready to begin your journey with a recruiter, TekCom wants to hear from you. Contact us today.