Why Staffing Companies Could Be A Job Searcher’s Best Friend

  • Why Staffing Companies Could Be A Job Searcher’s Best Friend

    OKLAHOMA CITY - March 13, 2020

     

    For many job seekers, the process of finding a new job can be daunting and surprisingly lonely. You may not know where to start, how to put together a resume, or even how to list your experience and skills. 3-13-2020 Why Staffing Companies Could Be A Job Searcher's Best Friend

    But what if you didn't have to face the job hunt alone? What if you had a partner that was ready to help and had connections around your city and community with local employers? It's time to learn more about staffing companies and the role they can play in your career.

    One Application. Multiple Employers.

    Working with a staffing company for your job search means your application and resume go further. Instead of spending time filling out multiple online applications and emailing resumes to dozens of recruiters or HR professionals, you work with one resource who has connections to employers around your city.

    Staffing companies support businesses in a variety of industries to fill job openings for everything from an entry-level warehouse worker to an accountant to graphic designer to senior-level leadership positions. That experience, knowledge, and connection with a variety of companies and hiring managers is your advantage in the job search. You don't have to go through the process alone, and even better, you can partner with someone who has strong relationships with people who make hiring decisions. 

    Career Advocate

    The one-on-one communication you receive with a recruiter is another advantage to working with a staffing company.

    Their motivation is to help you not just find a job, but find the right job. And because of that focus, you should expect your recruiter to take the time to ask you questions that help them find out what you're looking for in your next job. What do you want to do? What are you good at? What do you want to avoid in your next job? What type of work environment do you want to be a part of?

    These types of questions let you know the recruiter is focused on the right fit for you and your answers will help them know which of the employers they work with will help you succeed. Once they know more about you and the work you want to do, they can make a case to potential employers for why you need to be added to their team.

    Learning Opportunities

    The most effective way to learn is to do. Working with staffing companies gives you the chance to learn new skills and increase your knowledge through on-the-job training. Maybe you've been doing one type of job for years and want to try something new to see if it should be in your future. Adding new skills and experiences does nothing but strengthen your resume with future employers. 

    Because of the variety of industries staffing companies work with and the job types they fill, you could have the opportunity to add skills you may have never considered.

    At Express Employment Professionals, we're in the business of people. From job seekers to client companies, Express helps people thrive and businesses grow. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, OK, our international network of franchises offers localized staffing solutions to the communities they serve, employing more than 552,000 people across North America in 2019.

    Express also offers a free educational video series on selecting a career path and succeeding in that role. To access this resource, visit YouTube and search Job Genius or visit ExpressPros.com/JobGenius. And check out the Job Spotlight series on our job seekers blog, Job Journey , to learn about pay rates and qualifications about specific positions.