Congratulations to the graduating class of 2021! As part of the second class to graduate during COVID (and the first class to have spent their entire senior year dealing with the virus), you’ve certainly had to learn how to be flexible, adjust your expectations, and keep moving forward when things are hard.
These are all lessons that will help you so much in your job search as you look for a job after graduation.
Because, while the news is very clear that it’s a job seeker’s market, with more open jobs than employees to fill them, good entry-level professional jobs are still very competitive and can be harder to find than, say, seasonal retail or restaurant work at this time.
If you’re just starting your job search and aren’t sure where to turn for a job after graduation, remember that staffing agencies like South Shore Staffing can be an extremely helpful resource for recent graduates. Since all we do is place people in jobs, we’re always looking for great talent at every stage, from entry-level candidates to seasoned professionals.
And while our focus is primarily on accounting, engineering, and admin jobs (including marketing, HR, and training), there are specialized staffing agencies out there that work in areas like healthcare, manufacturing, and IT too. There are also big national/international agencies that will screen you for opportunities on the other side of the country or even the other side of the world, and ones like South Shore Staffing that are focused on a specific region.
Have you considered talking to a staffing agency? If not, here are a few reasons to give us a call:
1. We can help you get a foot in the door
Instead of trying to “cold call” companies or sending your resume off into a “black hole” online, we use our extensive network of contacts to open the doors to great local companies and find opportunities that aren’t published on job boards or company websites.
And once we’ve met you and learned about your skills and interests, we can consider you for a whole multitude of jobs, not just the one that may have caught your eye on our jobs board.
2. Get placed in a job closer to home
Our focus on jobs in the South Shore allows you to do more with your free time than lose hours on a commute. With your extra time, you could continue your studies with online or evening courses at a local college. Maybe volunteer for an organization or nurture a hobby.
You’ll also appreciate the extra time to see friends or family, while also enjoying all the South Shore has to offer in the hours you are not spending fighting traffic going to and from Boston.
3. Gain valuable interview experience
At a time when just getting a simple interview can seem like an insurmountable hurdle, we’ll always make time to talk to applicants with relevant skills. Meeting with us and with our clients will help sharpen your interview skills (including your virtual interview skills!).
We can also make suggestions on how to polish up your resume and help you explore jobs you may have never considered before.
4. We can consider you for both permanent and temporary roles
We understand why finding a great permanent position is considered the “ideal” for college graduates: It helps you feel settled after a period of uncertainty once college is complete.
But, don’t discount a temporary role to bridge the gap between college and permanent employment. A temp job will put real-world experience on your resume, help you grow your network of industry contacts, and teach you adaptability as you adjust to new offices. Temp work can give you valuable experience that other college grads may not have, setting you apart in future job searches. Plus, unlike an unpaid internship, temp jobs will give you a much-needed paycheck!
Temp work may also help to validate your chosen career path or may convince you to tweak the direction in which you are headed. You may find that you prefer small offices over big corporate spaces, or one area of focus over another.
5. Our help is free (for you)
If you’re worried that our services will cost you money, don’t be. Our services are 100% free for job seekers. If we place you in a temporary role, we pay you and we bill our clients for your time spent working for them. If you’re hired directly into a perm role, again, it’s our clients who pay the fee, not you.
We would love to speak with you further about how we can be a valuable resource in your job search. Submit your resume and let’s see what we can do to get you started on your post-college career path.