Deep connections and a good reputation
Staffing firms develop strong relationships with companies, so you’ll want to find one that is well-established and has a track record for success. That indicates that there is a deep sense of trust and reliability in the quality of the company and of its candidates. A recruiting firm’s reputation becomes your reputation; be sure it reflects who you are, both professionally and personally.
Resume help and interview assistance
A good recruiter will help you land an interview, but a great recruiter will help you nail it. They don’t just point you in the direction of an open position, they review your resume, help you craft a cover letter, guide you through possible questions and help you develop the right demeanor for an impressive, professional interview.
Understands your needs and goals
At some point in your job search, you might feel willing to accept any offer. But, deep down, you know that what you want isn’t just a job; you want a future. Maybe you are still trying to decide your path, and want to explore your options through contract and contingent work. Either way, a good recruiting firm listens to your needs and finds positions that will be a good fit for your goals.
A partner you can trust
You don’t have to go at this alone. Job consultants, employment recruiters and staffing agencies are all great resources to help you land your next job. These qualified professionals can help you with resume writing, interviewing and, most importantly, making connections. Because of their tight client relationships, staffing firms also have access to hidden opportunities.