Job searching is not the really the most fun you can have. It can be tortuous, long, and just plain morale crushing. You might feel like you are doing the same thing day in and day out experiencing little to no results. You also might feel or even worse not even know that you are doing it all wrong, because there is no one to offer you feedback on the process. But alone no more!
Have you considered employing a staffing/talent agency to assist with your search?
There are three main reasons that staffing agencies come out on top in the job search process: insights, knowledge, and in-the-know.
1. Candidate and Company Insights
Searching for a job often means a lot of searching and no finding. And companies simply aren’t interested in letting you know why they didn’t choose you for the position. Staffing agencies though have these insights. They have also developed relationships with a variety of companies through the years and thus have insider knowledge of exactly what the position is calling for (e.g. skills, experience, background, etc.).
This is not just you the job seeker being thrown to the job wolves with no rhyme or reason. These sorts of insights help facilitate the candidate and company because the party in charge of this meeting knows where each side is coming from and spends more time producing a quality match.
2. Working Knowledge
Most people don’t seek out a new job each and every day. Talent managers, on the other hand, do. This is their bread and butter, or pen and paper, or tablet and phone—you get the picture. Because many job seekers go long periods of time in between searches, it becomes a pretty daunting task to do.
Additionally, just as job seekers keep up-to-date on skills within their industry for their current job, so too do staffing agencies—the kind of trends going on within the job market. This means that candidates who falsely believe that getting a new job will be just like the previous one won’t waste valuable time. Another benefit of working with a specific talent managing agency is that they want to fill the position with the right person just as much as you want to be that right person. So, in order to do that, they will offer you real advice and tips, immediately applicable information.
Probably the most important reason to work with a staffing agency is the fact that they are in-the-know when it comes to jobs. So many career advancements take place all because of who you know. And talent companies do indeed have access to open positions that would otherwise be out of reach to many candidates if they were going it alone.
Beyond jobs that might be listed privately or more exclusively, working with a staffing agency opens you up to jobs that you might not have even previously considered applying for. Talent managers look at the whole picture of you and understand how to match you to possibilities. Going even further, candidates can get matched with companies before positions might be available. But because of the relationship that these hiring managers have with the staffing agency, potential employees have a shot because everything about them makes them a perfect fit. This means that sometimes the person comes first and then the company creates the opening.
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It’s closer than you think. Tap into the right network to connect with the key decision makers in the hiring process. Creative Talent Management is your source for expert talent managers. With firsthand knowledge of the fashion, beauty and advertising industries, CTM can get you to your next position faster. Get started today by calling one of our experienced recruiters at 800.338.4327.