Employment advertising in the Bay Area isn’t hard to come by, but getting a job in return can be harder to accomplish. Whether it is a few skills you are missing, a resume that doesn’t get noticed, or simply not having the means of getting your way into a competitive market, it can be hard to successfully find a job on your own. If this is the case and you decide to work with a recruitment agency, here’s what to consider in making your agency choice:
Many agencies are specialized in a certain area or field, which allows them to be very industry-specialized and know lots about certain industries or workplaces. This is ideal if that is the industry you are looking to get a job in or where you are hoping to be employed, but is less ideal if you are hoping to find employment in a less specialized area. If you know you have a specialization where you want to work, find a recruitment agency that focuses on that accordingly. If not, look for an option that caters to a broader range of job prospects.
When it comes to finding a job, you know yourself that it takes a certain knack and that you need to be skilled in knowing how to talk to the right people and ask the right questions. For agencies and their employees, this comes with time and experience. Finding a recruitment agency that has experienced agents who are up to par on industry standards, know the current trends and applicable information within the area where you are looking to be employed, and those who are familiar overall with the job application track, are the ones you want to try to find when you are choosing an agency.
Consider Track Record
Once you start to get serious about the agency, start looking into what they have done in the past. A reputable agency should be able to give evidence of who they have found employment for or statistics about their success rates. Look for reviews and testimonials about the agency you have chosen, and speak to others in the industry who may be able to give you some insight.
Finding a job takes more effort and time than simply responding to the “Help Wanted” advertising you see in Bay Area windows. And while much of it you can do yourself, seeking out the experience and expertise of a professional in the field and choosing a recruitment agency to work with will go a long way in getting you the results you are hoping for.