Job Seekers: Tips For Working With A Staffing Company

Job Seekers: Tips For Working With A Staffing Company

If you are looking to advance your construction career or switch to a different industry, a staffing company can help. A staffing company will review your resume, conduct interviews, and match you with an employer who can utilize your skills. A staffing company can get your application in front of the right employers so that you can gain a position that will benefit both you and the company that hires you. Before you can get to the hiring stage, you must first submit your resume and other information to the right staffing company and work with them so they can get to know you both as a person and as a worker. Here are some things to know before you work with a staffing company.

What To Do When Joining A Staffing Company

Find A Staffing Company In Your Field
Many staffing agencies specialize in a specific field. If you are looking for a construction career, ensure that you have found a construction staffing company and that it works within the construction industry you are interested in. Although this may take some research, it should be fairly evident what fields each staffing company works with, as the different industries and sectors are often displayed on a page on the website.

Be Prepared
When you join a staffing company they will ask for a copy of your resume and cover letter, and perhaps ask you to complete a skill test. Before you submit all of your information, ensure that everything is up to date. Have a list of references ready, preferably with both an email and phone number for each. You will also be asked some initial questions about your previous work experience, so ensure you have all of your dates and facts available.

Be Honest
A staffing company works to place workers in positions where they will thrive, as this benefits both the employee and the company. To achieve this, you need to be honest about the type of work you are looking for. If you are interested in being a permanent employee, don’t tell the staffing company that you’re ok with temp work. Or if you’re unsure if you’d like a temp-to-hire position, for example, discuss your reservations with the staffing company to get their recommendations. Also be honest about the type of work you want to do, the hours you want to work, your expectations for company insurance, and more. The staffing agency doesn’t want you to answer yes to every question or to give the easy answer; they want to get to know you so they can find the best position for you.

Interact In A Professional Manner
A staffing company does want to get to know you and your needs, but they also want to see you as a competent worker. If you have an in-person or video interview with the staffing company, treat it the same as an interview with the hiring company, since that’s what it is but through an intermediary. While the staffing agency does want to place workers with companies, they will not place a worker if they don’t seem qualified or professional. For the interview, ensure that you dress well, are on time, are prepared to answer questions, are prepared to ask questions, have all of your documents in order, and are essentially a reliable and professional worker.

Partner With The Right Staffing Company

Preparing yourself for working with a staffing company is vital to finding the right position, but first, you have to partner with a high-quality staffing company. At Wide Effect, our staffing company will work with you to place you with a reputable company in a position you will thrive in. By partnering candidates with employers that suit their needs and skills, Wide Effect ensures that both you and the hiring company will be pleased with the placement. To join the Wide Effect talent roster or if you have any questions, contact Wide Effect at 1-262-298-0026 or fill in the online contact form.



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