Being out of work can be scary. It represents one of the most stressful events a person can face. However, it is also a time of opportunity, when your life can evolve into something better than you ever imagined before.
But how do you get to that point? What is the best way to turn the daunting fact of unemployment into the bright opportunity for a better life?
A staffing agency can be the bridge. Here are three ways a staffing agency can help jump-start your career:
Allow You to Explore Options
It's fairly common for products to come with money-back guarantees. Sign up for a streaming service, you're likely to get the first week free. Buy some new clothes online, and you've got at least a few days to decide if they fit.
Most jobs aren't like that. Oftentimes, you come in once for an interview and if that goes well, you’ll have to decide whether to accept the job. There's not a lot of information to go on. It's like having to get engaged after a first date.
Staffing companies can help eliminate some of this risk. People are often aware of this, but assume it only works in favor of the company. In fact, the benefit goes both ways. A company can try you out and you can try out the company.
Find the Right Fit for You
Picking a permanent job is like getting engaged. And staffing companies allow you to "date" a company a little before making a decision. Let's take the analogy a little further (don't worry, we won't take it too far).
Like dating, finding the right company has more to do with the relationship than the individual people involved. You can go out with someone, have no connection, then watch happily as that same person ends up marrying your best friend. The person wasn't right for you, but they were right for someone.
The same is true about a job. A position might seem right from the outside, but even little things (like location, the work environment or the schedule) might be a little off.
Staffing agencies help you narrow down the list of potential workplaces. They have professional associates dedicated to finding the best situation for both you and the company involved.
This makes them career matchmakers – the Match.coms of the professional world.
Build A Resume And Learn New Skills
Having a diverse skill set is crucial to career development. It can be difficult to get the opportunity to try new tasks and learn the latest must-have competencies.
Staffing firms provide the opportunity to step into different roles and earn fresh experiences. They allow you to build out the "skills" portion of your resume in an on-the-job setting. Staffing agencies can also allow you to try out potential jobs you would have never thought of before.
Find The Right Staffing Agency For You!
Those are the general benefits of letting a staffing agency help you find a job. One of the strengths of these companies is customizing their search to your skills. For details about how an agency can help with your specific case, contact us today or search our open positions!