April 4, 2016    |    By

Staffing agencies have a stigma, we get it. A lot of people think staffing agencies are just for temporary work. That is not entirely true. Did you know how a staffing agency can help you find a job that’s long term or permanent? Yes, they do hire for temporary positions but most staffing agencies hire for long-term positions as well. There are many benefits to going through a staffing agency when looking for a job or looking to change careers.

Here are 5 ways a staffing agency can help you find a job:

1. Staffing Agencies have multiple businesses in multiple industries as clients.

Now you’ve got the pick of the litter! When you interview with a staffing agency you aren’t just interviewing for one job. You are being interviewed for your set of skills, your personality and the perfect job fit for you. Since they have different clients across different industries they can match you with the right job so you don’t have to settle.

2. If one job doesn’t work out, you are still in their system for when a job does come up that is perfect for you.

You may be placed on an assignment that isn’t the right fit for you or doesn’t work out. While your assignment may end, your employment with the staffing agency continues and you will be eligible for other placements. They can help you find another job that is a better fit.

3. You have an advocate with a staffing agency.

It’s always hard to brag about ourselves. When you go through a staffing agency you have a person who is advocating for you to get the job that would best suit your skills. They are speaking to the employer for you, helping them see how great you are. So don’t worry, they can brag about you!

4. Staffing agencies can keep you stay up-to-date on current market trends and skills needed.

Whether you’re looking for your first job or changing careers, a staffing agency can help you figure out what you need in order to get the job you want. They can educate you on skills you need to obtain or ways to get ahead in that industry or job market. Plus, once they match you with a potential job, they’ll do number 3 above, and advocate for you.

5. Staffing agencies save you time.

Looking for jobs can be frustrating and time consuming. When you go through a staffing agency, you interview with them and they match you with an employer that fits what you are looking for. They do the hard part for you. All you have to do is show up for the interview with the actual business and impress them. You don’t have to go door to door begging for a job.

Next time you need a job or are thinking about changing careers, consider going with a staffing agency. You’ll be glad you did!

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This blog post is intended for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. No attorney-client relationship is created between the author and reader of this blog post, and its content should not be relied upon as legal advice. Readers are urged to consult legal counsel when seeking legal advice.