6 Reasons Employment Agencies Can Help Ignite Your Career
March 23rd, 2017 Written by: Molly Masterson
If your job hunt is fizzling and you could build a bonfire with rejection letters, don’t despair. Instead, join the ranks of more than 16 million Americans who have landed a job through an employment or staffing agency.
According to the American Staffing Association, 9 out of 10 of will tell you that their agency helped make them more employable. Even better, positions available through employment agencies are up nearly 5% from last year.
With that said, below are six reasons why an employment agency like Masterson Staffing Solutions can help you ignite your career by connecting you with a position that fits your unique skills and needs.
1. Employment isn’t limited to an occupation or industry.
From executives to assembly and food service workers, full-service employment agencies are usually looking for candidates to fill a variety of positions across an array of industries. This means they can connect you with a position that matches your unique skills.
2. Services are free to those seeking employment.
Reputable employment agencies don’t charge people seeking employment. Instead, they’re compensated by companies who want to find quality candidates like you. It’s like having someone do the job hunting for you for free, which gives you more time to prepare for the rest of the hiring process.
To give you some insight, over the past 49 years, we’ve placed thousands of employees across a spectrum of industries, making us more than what many job seekers would call a “temp agency.”
3. Employment can be flexible.
Employment agencies work to align you with the positions that are most suited to your experience, abilities and goals. As a result, you can often choose when, where, and how you want to work, whether that’s:
- Part-time or full-time
- First-, second- or third-shift
- Flex, permanent or seasonal
- In an office, retail, or factory setting, or out in the field
4. Employment agencies can help you get your foot in the door of a great company.
The job search is a full-time job in itself, and you’ll likely be facing stiff competition from other job seekers. Since employment agencies are working with companies to find the best talent, they can help remove barriers and move your resume toward the top of the application pile.
Furthermore, an employment agency often has access to jobs that aren’t advertised publically, opening you up to exclusive opportunities.
5. You can receive health and lifestyle benefits.
Most job seekers like yourself are looking to work for a company that offers quality benefits. The good news is that the best staffing agencies often offer benefits and perks to eligible employees.
For example, qualified Masterson employees are eligible for medical and dental insurance, holiday pay, vacation pay, and many other health and lifestyle benefits.
6. You’ll get training and professional development support.
A good employment agency will give you the professional development and support you need to succeed, from presenting yourself well to excelling on the job. At Masterson, this includes:
- Resume and interviewing advice
- Networking and social media coaching
- Orientation and training
- Support in skills development such as computer training and applied technology
Still trying to determine if an employment agency is the right fit? Learn more about how employment agencies work and how they get you hired.
If you’re ready to extinguish the rejection and fire up your job hunt by getting the fuel you need to land the perfect position? Get in touch with us today.