How These 5 Myths About Working With a Recruiting Agency Could Be Holding Up Your Job Search

November 7th, 2018 Written by: Molly Masterson

The most common ways job seekers look for employment is through online job boards, social media, and word of mouth. They rely on their own networking and research to find employment opportunities that help meet their career aspirations.

But what if we told you this could be dragging out your job search or holding your career back?

Instead of doing all of the heavy lifting yourself, working with a recruiting agency like Masterson Staffing Solutions can expose you to more opportunities and help get you hired. By working closely with you to understand your career goals, skills, and work experience, recruiting agencies are experts at helping you connect with relevant job opportunities and leading employers.

Unfortunately, too many job seekers believe common recruiting agency myths and misconceptions, causing them to miss out on the best job openings. Below, we clear up what those myths are and why they’re holding you back.

Myth #1 – Job placements aren’t permanent.

Truth: We fill both direct-to-hire and flex-to-hire positions.

If you’ve been told or think that recruiting agencies only fill part-time or temporary positions, it’s time to think again. As a recruiting agency, we’re all about helping you find what you are looking for. So, if you want a permanent position, we want to help you find it. For example, we have both direct-to-hire and flex-to-hire positions available with some of the nation’s leading companies so that we can give you the permanent role you’re looking for.

Myth #2 – They don’t care which job I get placed in.

Truth: We aren’t satisfied unless you are.

And as such, we care very deeply about the job you end up with. We want you to be happy with everything from job duties to benefits to the people you work with. And if at any point you aren’t happy with a job placement or simply something else for yourself, we want to help you with that. Throughout the recruiting process, we want you to feel supported by us and feel as though we’ve listened to your wants and needs. Your success is our success.

Myth #3 – They don’t have the jobs I want.

Truth: We work with companies in all industries, looking for all types of professionals.

Many job seekers in niche industries or fields of work, assume that recruiting agencies don’t have the types of jobs they’re looking for. However, the fact of the matter is that we have job openings that could satisfy any type of job seeker. When it comes to the types of jobs we have available at Masterson Staffing, we have openings for mortgage professionals, medical assemblers, administrative assistants, sales managers, engineers, and a whole lot more.

Myth #4 – It costs me money.

Truth: Working with a recruitment agency is 100% free for job seekers.

In addition to job seekers, our clients are the companies looking for quality talent like yourself. And because we’re the bridge helping our client companies connect with top talent, they’re the ones who pay the bill, not you.

We want to help connect job seekers with meaningful and rewarding employment, and if you feel we haven’t provided that, we want to make it right and help you find your perfect job fit.

Myth #5 – I’ll make less money if I go through a staffing agency.

Truth: You’ll earn the same pay with or without a staffing agency.

A common misconception about recruiting agencies is that they take a commission or a “cut” from your salary. That’s simply not the case. Our job openings are of the same quality that you’ll find on your own and offer the same hourly rates or salary ranges.

Staffing agencies will never touch your paycheck. In fact, at Masterson Staffing we have over 50 years of experience in a variety of industries, giving us insider knowledge that can help you earn the salary you deserve for your skills and experience level.

The Dream Team

Contrary to popular belief, recruiting agencies don’t cost a dime and can help you find the job you want. Together, with your skills and expertise and the agency’s network of available jobs, you’ll be able to find the next step in your career path.

However, keep in mind that while we can help you get your foot in the door, you’ll still have to go through the interview process and impress employers. So, make sure your resume has relevant experience and prepare as much as you can for those vital job interviews. And if you need help with either of those steps, we can advise you on what to write on your resume and walk you through the do’s and don’ts of interviewing.

For all of the reasons listed above and more, you should work with a recruiter to find your next position. What are those other reasons? View our job seeker services to learn more.  

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