June 5, 2017, Comment off

How Partnering with a Recruiting Firm Can Benefit Your Job Search

It’s no secret – job searches are often a long and frustrating process. This is particularly true if you are in a competitive market and looking for work in Chicago. Don’t do it alone. Instead, why not take advantage of all the resources and support that a local recruiting firm can offer you? Here’s a rundown of the reasons you can find job search success by partnering with a Chicago staffing firm.

1. Greater access to careers with Chicago area companies

The number one reason to get signed on with a staffing firm is to get access to all those great jobs that go unadvertised elsewhere. Companies most often turn to staffing firms first before they will take the time to recruit using paid ads, referrals, and other methods. Put yourself in the right place at the right time, and get placed sooner through a quality staffing agency.

2. Direct support with career related questions and tasks

Searching for a job alone can get old. Why not tap into the great resources that are available through a staffing firm? These can include support with writing a professional resume, interviewing skills development, and more.

3. Opportunity to prove your skills and experience

As a registered candidate of a job search firm, you will also be able to take skills assessments that prove your abilities to area employers. This is something that many companies want to see before they will interview job seekers.

4. Insider information about the companies in your target industry

Recruiters at Chicago staffing firms know the area well and they have many extensive local and regional networks. This means they know a lot about the companies in the area and can share tips that can help achieve success in your job search.

5. Promotion and referrals as a candidate to leading companies

One of the most effective ways to get a job is by word of mouth and referrals. If you are a strong candidate, a staffing firm can help you to look great to hiring managers at the best companies. They will act as “cheerleaders” for you, promoting and marketing you to area companies.

6. Earn a paycheck while looking for the perfect job

Why sit around being unproductive when you could be earning money and learning new skills at the same time? During the time period in which you are searching for the right full-time job for your skills and personality, a staffing firm can help you stay employed and earning a paycheck with short term and temp positions.

To partner with a two-time recipient of Inavero’s Best of Staffing® Client Award, contact Arlington Resources today and find out how a staffing agency can help in your job search – locally, regionally and nationally.