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5 Facts You May Not Know About Job Recruiters
Are you stuck in an employment rut? Maybe you recently lost your job, or feel like your current role is a dead end. Well, if any of these scenarios are the case, you may want to consider working with IT staffing and other job recruiters for assistance.
Here are five facts you may not know about these agencies.
1) They Can Be Contacted Via Internet or Phone
Gone are the days when you had to look in the phone book to find a list of employment agencies. Now, you can search the Web for organizations that exist in your area, read reviews to see which ones you would like to work with and browse their employment listings before even picking up the phone. If you want more information, you can email for a prompt response, too.
2) The Larger Ones Typically Have Branches All Over the Country
One cool thing is that many of the largest agencies aren’t just located in one city or state. In fact, many of them have branches in all 50 states or even worldwide! This can be especially helpful when you are moving someplace far away and need a job in your field, or if you want to help out a friend who lives across the country and is looking for employment. There are a lot of possibilities and much assistance to be had when you need it.
3) You Can Search for Jobs Easily Online
It really couldn’t be easier to look for positions that fit your needs and experience. You can type in keywords such as IT jobs, search by the category of employment you want or look using your postal code. When you get a list of results, it should have the location of the job, the basic description of the role, whether it is full-time or part time, how far it is from your zip code and whether it is temporary or direct hire. Then you can select those you qualify for and save them or apply right away.
4) They Can Be Useful for Those Relocating or Looking to Gain Experience
Sometimes, when you are going across the country or to a different nation, it isn’t possible to be transferred within your current company. When that is the case, staffing organizations can be a good choice to help you get your foot in the door with similar businesses in your new area. Temp employment can also be a good way to gain experience in an entirely new field, or if you are starting out on a career path as a recent high school/college graduate.
5) They Have Many Kinds of Positions Available
It doesn’t really matter whether you are looking for IT careers or something in education – there are a lot of different kinds of sectors represented by the staffers. The number of jobs in each field does vary a lot depending on the area in which you are searching, but big companies typically have something for everyone in terms of field and skill level represented.
When José found himself in a job that wasn’t going anywhere or fulfilling his dreams, he quit and turned to a IT staffing agency to seek out new, more exciting and varied employment. He has since found his dream job, and hopes others will sign up with similar services and put themselves on the path to the careers they have always wanted.