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March 27th, 2018

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Reasons You Should Let A Staffing Agency Help

It’s a Tough Job Market

Searching for and applying to jobs has become a much easier process for the applicant thanks to the rise of online job boards and applications. I mean, can you imagine actually having to walk into a building and hand in a paper application for every job?

However, the online application process benefits the employer as well. They are able to use applicant tracking systems that automatically reject up to 75% of applications based on specific keywords they have been trained to find. It saves companies tons of time, but unfortunately runs the risk of skipping over people that could have been great employees had they not missed some essential keywords in their resume.

Even if you do make it past the applicant tracking system, employers are more selective than ever before when hiring. They are less likely to train a quality candidate that lacks some experience and favor people that have a full background that “proves” they will be able to hit the ground running.

Combine these two factors, and you have one tough time finding a job without knowing somebody who already works at the company. The solution? Work with a staffing agency!

Find Your Next Job with SourcePoint Staffing

Below are the top ways that working with a recruiter can be beneficial in your quest for a job:

  1. Get your foot in the door.
    Perhaps most importantly, the relationships we have with hiring managers ensures your resume doesn’t get captured by the applicant tracking system. This gives you a one-up on someone who may technically have more experience.
  2. The companies trust us.
    We have worked for years with the companies we recruit for to build strong relationships. They trust our judgement and expect us to send them strong, qualified candidates. That trust transfers right to you, so all you have to do is prove yourself in the interview. After all, having your foot in the door gets you nowhere if the company doesn’t trust the referrer.
  3. We have jobs… lots of them.
    We have a pulse on the job market and a steady influx of companies looking for their next employee. This means you’ll be the first to know when a job comes in that matches your background. You aren’t looking at one opportunity at a time, you are accessing hundreds of them!
  4. We’ll assist with your resume and cover letter.
    We’ve seen the good, the bad, and the downright ugly. We know the best practices employers are expecting when it comes to layout, content, and design, and we will help your resume and cover letter be better than good. Much better.
  5. Teammate through the ups and downs.
    We’ll be there through the nerves. We’ll be there through the roadblocks. And we’ll be there to celebrate when you find a job that you love, matches your skillset, and pays the bills, because nobody knows better than us that it is no small feat!
  6. The SourcePoint “Interview.”
    During our first meeting together, we are going to ask you a lot questions. We dig deep upfront because with questions come important answers about your experiences and personality. Not only will you polish your interview skills through this process, but you’ll reveal a lot of insight for us along the way. Our goal is to match your personality and skillset with a company where you’ll fit right in.
  7. Comprehensive Analysis Over Resume.
    With every resume and application we submit, we include a comprehensive analysis of your work history based on our conversations with you. Whether you are well experienced or have little relevant work history, the companies we work with value the candid feedback. They will get a chance to know you much better than what a resume would tell them… and you have the benefit of the words coming from someone else rather than writing it yourself!
  8. Personal Interview Coach.
    Our recruiting team has walked through employer facilities, visited break rooms, talked to current employees, and knows our clients’ businesses inside and out. Not all staffing agencies can say that. With our knowledge, of course we’ll train you on the big things like how to answer the dreaded “Why should I hire you” question and what questions you should ask the interviewer in return, but we’ll also train you on the little things. Even simple steps to show you are an active listener during your interview can make a huge difference. And, when you get the job? We’ll walk you through the counteroffer and negotiation process.
  9. Your First Day Will Feel Less… First.
    We don’t end our relationship just because you got the job. We’ll give you some time to celebrate, then get right back to work preparing you for your first day on the new job! Being the “new kid” is hard enough as it is; we want to make sure you know what to expect and feel ready to take on this new journey.

When you choose to work with a staffing agency, you already have your foot in the door for hundreds of job opportunities. But why stop there? Contact us today because SourcePoint Staffing will get your whole body in the door… taking your first steps in getting the job perfect for you.