Finding a new job can be stressful, but that stress can be minimized with the help of a staffing company. They’re experts on matching the right candidate to the right job and have access to new opportunities you can’t find on your own. They coach you through the whole experience and give you the best advice and feedback. Here’s what you can do to get a staffing company to take your career to the next level.
Make sure you’re clear on how the process works, and if you have a question, ask. Your recruiter will probably review how to submit resumes, how to set up interviews, and how to follow up, but the more informed you are, the better. Once you’re courting companies, if you have a question about the employer or the procedure or feel uncomfortable about something, again, ask. When you have knowledge and information, you’re more likely to be successful.
Take the Interview Seriously
Treat your interview with your recruiter as you would a real job interview. Be on time, dress nicely and bring copies of your resume and any other paperwork your recruiter asks for. It’s good practice and it gives your recruiter the chance to give you feedback based on what they see.
The more candid and thorough you are about what you want in a job, the better equipped they’ll be to find a good match for you. And be honest about your employment history, so any problems or gaps aren’t discovered later in a background or reference check. This way, you can explain yourself and the recruiter can help advocate for you.
Don’t Be Afraid to Say No
Be open-minded about jobs, even if it’s not what you had in mind. Contract positions and temporary opportunities can sometimes turn into permanent jobs. But at the same time, don’t be afraid to say no to something you know isn’t a good fit. Just make sure you explain to your recruiter why you’re declining, so they better understand your needs and wants in your job search.
Keep Your Options Open
As you navigate your job search, don’t stop searching on your own. A recruiter can be your best advocate; however, keep up the efforts on your end as well. Maintain an open line of communication with your recruiter if you apply to any jobs directly, so they don’t apply for the same role on your behalf. Double submissions might get you disqualified.
Check In Regularly
Check in with your recruiter weekly, so you can stay at the top-of-mind. Don’t overdo it, or they may find you annoying, and use the mode of communication – text, phone or email – they prefer. Be patient and trust they’re working in your best interest.
The Extreme Staffing team has six offices across Idaho and Utah to offer a personal approach to your job search. Take the first step towards your next opportunity and contact us today.