Job seeking in 2020 can be a challenge, particularly with high unemployment numbers. A staffing firm is your key to getting hired quickly and for the job you really want.
The job market is in terrible shape right now. The latest numbers are grim; 31 million Americans are drawing unemployment benefits right now. That’s about one in six workers that want to work but can’t find a job. In this climate, you need a partner to help you find work. That’s where a staffing agency can help.
Don’t Go it Alone—Partner with a Staffing Agency.
The good news is that you don’t have to go it alone on your job search. Carpet bombing your resume out to a bunch of ads on LinkedIn or Glassdoor will not get you noticed when this many people are out of work. It’s terribly stressful and time-consuming to send out a resume and cover letter after resume and cover letter only to never hear back from anyone at all. Yet this frustrating scenario is happening to very well qualified candidates all over the country right now. There simply aren’t enough jobs to go around.
In this climate, it’s time for you to work smarter. What if you didn’t have to go it alone on your job search? The truth is, you don’t have to conduct your job search in a silo. Staffing agencies can be your partner during this troubling time to help you find meaningful work.
How Can Staffing Agencies Help You Find a Job?
Staffing agencies are a free service to the candidate. Employers hire these professional firms to help them find top talent. The agency becomes the representative of the company, posting jobs, screening candidates, and hiring employees. All you have to do is make the connection and the recruiting firm represents you to the employer.
Some benefits of working with a staffing agency include:
- A recruiting firm can find you a temporary job that keeps you employed while you’re looking for full-time employment. It’s always easier to find a job if you have a job, so working with a recruiting firm in a contract position can keep revenue coming in until a full-time role opens.
- Temp jobs also have the benefit of potential going full-time down the road. Some companies choose contracting temporary workers as a way to select out the best candidates for a full-time position.
- Recruiting firms often know about jobs before they’re placed into a “cattle call” advertisement. If you partner with a recruiter, they are your career representative and can alert you to job opportunities at leading companies well before an ad is placed. This gives you a leg up on all the other candidates sending resumes in response to an online advertisement.
- A staffing agency may have a faster turnaround on time-to-hire than the traditional response to an online advertisement. Staffing agencies are hired when a company feels an urgent need to bring in more workers. Many times, one of the measurements for success is how quickly the recruiter can bring great candidates to the employer. This is an incentive for both the company and the recruiting firm to work as quickly as possible to define the right candidate and make them an offer.
You are not in this alone. A.C.Coy wants to be your employment partner. Talk with our team today to find out what opportunities are available in your area.