Searching for a job can be a job in itself, especially in the world we live in currently. Maybe you are out of work from an industry hit hard from the pandemic and don’t know how to communicate those skills into a new industry or maybe you have been out of the workforce for years and don’t know where to begin. First, take a deep breath and know you are not alone! Job searching can be confusing, time-consuming, competitive and can take a toll on your confidence. What may start off as a motivating process can end up leaving you feeling overwhelmed and defeated. Now, what if I told you there was a place that would work for you to find a position that aligns with your goals, schedule and skills? But wait there’s more, it’s at no cost to you! Look no further than a staffing agency! We work on behalf of companies to find motivated top talent individuals to fill their open positions immediately. Consider us job matchmakers or bridge between top companies and top talent. The golden ticket to employment if you will, and here’s why:
Staffing Agencies Have Connections
Most agencies have deep roots in the local community and a large network of contacts and clients in many different industries. In fact, there are some companies who solely rely on staffing for their hiring needs, meaning the only way to work at the company is to go through the agency. We don’t just put your resume into software, we make phone calls, send emails and have face to face meetings with managers who have the ability to hire you. Many times, agencies even have access to positions that have not even been posted on job sites yet, giving you first dibs. If you want to have the most opportunity, access and a variety of options, work smarter not harder and partner with a staffing agency!
You Can Bring in Money While Searching for a Permanent Position
It takes time to job hunt and even when you find a permanent position it could take weeks to get through the entire hiring process. For many job seekers, generating income is necessary to pay rent, utilities, groceries, etc. With an agency turnaround time is extremely quick, most get you out to work within 1-2 days and they may even pay daily or weekly! A temporary job may not be your life’s purpose, but it can help you earn money while continuing the search for your dream job. This is a great strategy for city and state-level jobs, positions in education or health care – these can sometimes have a lengthy hiring process. In addition, because agencies are flexible, they may be able to work with you on schedule to ensure you are available for interviews.
It Could Lead to a Permanent Position
Companies don’t just hire staffing agencies for temporary positions. Many times, they use staffing agencies as a way to “try-out” the employee before hiring them permanently, much like a probationary period. It is important to have the mindset that you are already an employee: show up on time, have a team player attitude and stay motivated. If you are temping at a place you would like to work for permanently, share this with your agency, they will be able to communicate your interest with the employer. I’ve had multiple instances where the company only needed help temporarily but after seeing the work ethic and attitude of the individual, they decided to create a permanent role for them.
It Opens Doors for Networking
Facebook groups, industry-related meetups and LinkedIn are great but there’s no better way to network than working with someone. Working temporarily can give you the opportunity to make connections in many different industries. During your time with a staffing agency, you may be placed at various different worksites and work alongside individuals. Use this time to get to know others and develop rapport. When someone can attest and vet your reliability, work ethic and strengths, they can be used as a valuable professional reference. They may also be able to help you with future positions or share industry insights. Use your time wisely and network like a pro!
You Can Explore Different Work Environments
While on various assignments you will be able to explore a variety of positions and try out more jobs in a shorter period of time. This is a great opportunity for someone who may not know what their next career step to clarify and pinpoint what they enjoy and what they do not enjoy. I’ve had many individuals think they may love an office environment but after being in the setting, now see they want something livelier where they can move around all day. Use this experience as an opportunity to learn and grow! Plus, exposure to many different environments will look great on your resume, it demonstrates to employers you are able to adapt and learn quickly.
We Never Send You in Blind
Going to an interview can be nerve-racking: what to say, what to wear, who to ask for, or even where to park. When working with StaffEase you can rest assured we will never send you in blind. We work with you on resume prep, interview prep and make sure you have all the information to go into your interview or first day confident and set up for success. Once you are placed at a position, we schedule a set-up orientation with you to review the dress code, breaks, tips and on your first day we meet you at the warehouse to help get you set up!
If you are out of work and on the hunt for your next job I encourage you to take a leap of faith and partner with your local staffing agency. You may be surprised what skills you will acquire, the people you will meet or what doors will open!