How a staffing agency can help you get a job interview

Looking for a job? Here’s why you should consider working with a staffing agency

If you’re in the market for a new job, you know the basic steps: Update your resume, network with everyone you know, scour Indeed’s job listings, submit resumes, and hopefully score an interview.

Rinse, repeat until you get a new job you love.

But did you know that working with a staffing agency may be one of the best things to add to your job search?

If you haven’t worked with a staffing agency before, you may have questions. Do you have to pay for their help? What services do they offer? And when it seems like every possible job is listed on the internet, why do you even need their help?

Once you’ve decided to work with a staffing agency, there’s still more questions. How do you decide which one to choose? Is there a difference in the types of jobs they place? Does a big international agency have more clout and better jobs? Or should you go to a local agency to find a job closer to home?

Staffing agencies are the experts

Placing people in jobs is what staffing agencies like South Shore Staffing do every day. We know the industry and region well, especially with regards to the accounting, engineering, and administration jobs we place. But we can even refer you to another agency should you be looking for a job in an industry we don’t serve, like a warehouse job, or are looking in an area outside of our coverage region.

We’ll share competitive compensation so you understand how much you can realistically expect when you are presented with an offer. We understand the commuting patterns in southeastern Massachusetts and will look for opportunities with a manageable commute.

If you’d like to boost your long-term earning potential, we can also advise you on any additional training, education, or experience you may need to boost your skills and achieve your goals.

Staffing agencies have the inside scoop

We know who is hiring and have long-standing relationships with hiring managers and other decision-makers in the region. We’ll give you a head’s up about a company’s working environment and culture, and we’ll coach you on your interview style. Sometimes we even know about jobs before they are posted and can help you get an interview at the very beginning of the search.

Once you are in our system and prescreened, you will be considered every time we get a job that meets your qualifications—no need for you to reapply! If we think you are a good fit, we’ll contact you to review the job with you.

Staffing agencies can give you feedback

At the beginning of the process, we’ll make sure you are ready to put your best foot forward when you meet the client. We’ll offer suggestions to polish your resume, advise you on how to dress for the company’s environment, and help you prep for the types of questions you may get asked. If you will be having a virtual interview, we will give you some tips to make sure this goes smoothly as well.

And if you don’t get a job you applied for, we’ll let you know why. On your own, you might never find out why the client hasn’t called you back but we strive to give every applicant some feedback so they know why they may have been passed over for the job.

Staffing agencies can give you options

Depending on your life circumstances or career goals, you may have needs or interests that are tough to approach employers with on your own. Staffing agencies have a wide variety of jobs and working options such as temporary, temp-to-hire, and direct hire jobs. Wemhave part-time and full-time options and may have jobs that allow you to work from home to some degree.

And if you want to use your skills in a new industry, we can help explain that to a prospective client who might normally pass over your resume.

Staffing agencies are free to you

Best of all? Staffing agencies are paid by the employers who hire us to fill open positions. Our services cost you nothing.

If you’d like to know more about how working with a staffing agency can make your job search easier, submit your resume to us at South Shore Staffing, and we will be happy to talk to you.