Bridge Insights

Ask A Recruiter: 5 More Things You Should Know About Staffing Agencies

Mar 6, 2020

Have you ever wondered why you receive emails about job opportunities that don’t quite match what you’re looking for in your next job? You may have noticed those emails typically come from a recruiter working at a staffing agency.

Many job seekers love working with staffing agencies because of the added exposure and inside relationships they have with companies and their HR departments.

Before you send those emails to your trash, here are 5 more things we want you to know about staffing agencies:

1. Those Emails With “Bad” Opportunities Could Be a Sign You’re Not Presenting Yourself to Employers Correctly.

If you keep getting notifications of jobs that you’re not interested in, maybe there is something in your resume that is causing job matches to be a little left of center, and we can absolutely help you out with that!

Call, e-mail or even text us back! Once we speak with you and get a better feel for what you’re looking for, we can better assist you in tweaking your resume, and help you narrow down some opportunities that would be a good fit for you, all-around.

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2. We Can Help You Get Your Foot in the Door!

Have you ever tried applying to a larger company only to have your resume rejected immediately, or worse, received radio silence?

At Bridge, we work with a wide variety of corporate businesses –all of which we have strong relationships. We have been working with our clients for years, and they know first-hand what Bridge candidates can do.

In short, they trust we will find the candidates they are looking for.

3. With Staffing Agencies You Can Apply to Multiple Positions (with the Same Company) at the Same Time!

Working with a staffing agency is a great way to maximize your time!

When you take on the task of finding a new job on your own, every application you submit is for one job with one company. When you work with a recruiter, our initial interview with you isn’t done with a specific position in mind; instead, we go into interviews with candidates thinking about all our clients and all of their open positions.

If we identify a few different opportunities that would be a good match, we are going to make sure you are considered for all of them.

4. Our Top Priority Is Your Long-Term Career Success!

After the download with you, we will present all positions that match what you are looking for in your next job. We will never shoehorn someone into a position that isn’t right for them. Our thought is, if you’re not happy in a position, you’re going to find a job somewhere else.

Our success rate and the trust our clients have in our ability to match candidates is something we’ve built up over time. Our goal is to make as many successful and long-term connections between jobseekers and employers as possible, and shoehorning applicants into roles where they won’t be successful long-term flies in the face of that goal.

5. A Career Is a Journey and Jobs Are Stepping Stones Along the Way

If you are just starting your career or thinking about making a career change, it’s very easy to become overwhelmed with the options available to you.

If you know your dream job requires certain skills that you currently don’t have, having that experience on your resume is a great step toward achieving your long-term career goals, and we can help you get that experience.

Recruiters can help you create a career plan and help you map out the steps you need to take toward achieving your ultimate professional goal. We offer advice on interviewing, resume building and even professional development tips that you can carry with you –no matter where your professional journey takes you.

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Bringing It All Together

As a recruiter, my goal is to help you get your foot in the door at a company where you can build a career. We consider all our clients and positions when we speak to you.  Based on that conversation, we will present all the employment options we feel would be a good fit for both you and our client.

If we don’t have the right opportunity for you at the moment, we will keep you updated on future positions that will get you to where you want to be in your career.

Let us do the legwork and give you the tools you need to land a great opportunity and your dream job!