Finding a job can be a daunting task. Whether your resume needs a revamp, you don’t know where to start applying, or you are just looking for some additional help, utilizing a recruiter may be a step in the right direction. Recruiters, especially at staffing firms like 24 Seven, are industry-specific, so they know exactly what companies want and what candidates need and have offices across the globe to help you find the perfect company and role. With the rise in the number of staffing agencies nationally, it may be difficult to find the right one for you. Several things can determine the final reason you want to work with a staffing agency, but one thing we know is that working with a local recruiter will have a direct impact on your job search. Here are a few reasons why:
They can get to know you
When working with a local recruiter you can go into the recruitment office and have an interview in person. This provides an opportunity to develop a relationship with your recruiter beyond just your resume. The recruiter will come to understand your career aspirations, personality and skill set (both hard and soft). All of this together will help them seek out the best position for you, and on the flip side be able to pitch you to the brands they work with.
They’ve been there
One of the benefits of working with a local staffing agency, especially one with multiple locations, is that they know the companies they hire for from the inside out. They have been to their offices, they understand the office culture, and could explain to you what everything looks like from parking to what people have on their desks. Your job search is as much about finding a company that wants to hire you as it is finding someplace where you want to work.
They want you to fit in
Company culture is only becoming more important in the hiring process, and with recruiters who have been to the office, they have met the teams that are hiring, and understand their personalities and the overall culture of the office. They will be able to prepare for what to expect whether that is snacks or other office perks to tips on what to wear to avoid the dilemma of your outfit choice on the first day. All these insights are available to you when you work with local recruiters, giving you the best role options and companies to work with.