Looking for a new job can be a stressful time in anyone’s life. Whether you decide to go-it alone and job search independently or if you decide to go with a staffing agency, it is important that every candidate know their options prior to starting their job search.

Stop me if you’ve heard this before:

“I found a job that I would be great at! I sent my cover letter and resume over. It’s been a few days and I haven’t heard anything back.”

OR

“I have an interview with this company, and I have read about them on their website but I am still nervous about how the interview is going to go.”

OR

“I think the interview went well. It’s been a couple days and I haven’t heard anything back. I would love to get some feedback.”

I think most of us can say that we have all been in one, if not all of those situations before. This is precisely why job seekers should consider working with staffing agencies. Working with recruiters who are specialized in the field you are in can offer benefits that the average job seeker wouldn’t receive.

Some of those benefits include:

Great Opportunity – Did you know that some of the biggest companies utilize staffing agencies to fill their highly sought after positions? Often these positions are not listed on their company website. Working with recruiters at staffing agencies can open up the door to positions with companies you have only dreamt about being a part of.

Resume Content and Formatting – Some people think they are the master at resume writing while others do not give it a thought. Staffing agencies know what their clients are looking for. The right combination of buzz words and experience will make it strong, while distracting content will detract. Having a professional look at your resume can make a real difference in whether or not you are chosen for an interview.

Interview Prep – Staffing agencies work closely with corporate recruiters and managers at their client’s office. They spend extensive time collecting all kinds of pertinent information about their client’s needs and what candidates should expect. Recruiters will spend time with each of their candidates to ensure they are more than prepared for their interview.

Feedback – Did the company go with another candidate? Staffing agencies are able to speak with the hiring managers and get feedback which will be useful going forward in your job search. Since most independent job seekers are unable to get critical feedback about their interview, it is hard for a candidate to know what they need to change and what is working well for them.

Salary Negotiation – Salary negotiation can be tricky and uncomfortable. As a candidate you may be uneasy in this department. Through building trusting relationships with recruiters, hard topics like these become more transparent. Recruiters negotiate salary for a living and they know the market. Allow them for work on your behalf. Don’t miss out on the salary you deserve.

Brine Group Staffing Solutions specializes in permanent placements in the technology and healthcare fields. If you are a candidate that is looking to kick start your job search but are unsure if working with a staffing agency is right for you, please don’t hesitate to give us a call for more information. One of our recruiters would be happy to go over your job search with you. You are under no obligation to move forward with us and there is no cost to you. Don’t let your dream job pass you by, call Brine Group!