At its core, the function of a staffing agency is to match job seekers with great new positions. Working with a search partner provides a number of benefits to companies that use them, such as payroll services and business coaching. But some of the best staffing agencies also provide a plethora of other services to the job seeker as well – take advantage of them to get the most out of your experience!
Are you on the lookout for a new job in the information technology sector? Working with a staffing agency can give you the edge against the competition that you need to land a great new tech gig – read on to get in the know.
One of the biggest obstacles in obtaining a tech job is standing out in the interview. Recruiters really are invested in your success, so lots of staffing agencies offer coaching to make sure you go into the interview prepared.
Depending on the specific role, you could be faced with multiple interviews, be asked to complete a technical test, or cite examples of recent tech problems you solved – every company has their different methods of hiring. Having some insider knowledge by working with a recruiter will improve your chances of acing it.
The best way to demonstrate your experience and qualifications will change depending on the particular job you are interviewing for. In general, entry level candidates may want to focus on education and soft skills; more advanced job seekers will have to carefully select their professional achievements and hard tech skills. There may even be information you want to leave out – it can be hard to know exactly what to say in order to present yourself in the most effective way.
Staffing agencies typically offer help with resume writing, so if you need help crafting the perfect document, they are there to help.
A Competitive Edge
Working with a recruiter can give you an edge against the competition – by being integrated into their network of search professionals and job opportunities, the likelihood of you finding a job will be higher than ever before.
It is also in the recruiter’s best interest to find you a job that you will love – fast. Around 50% of recruiters note the ‘time to hire’ as their number one success metric, a side effect which benefits all parties involved. And even if you don’t find a good match this time around, you will be a part of their talent pool moving forward, meaning you will be a front-runner candidate for any position your recruiter believes you to be a good fit for.
A Support System
Though not technically a monetized service, working with a staffing agency can provide you with a major support system that you didn’t even know you needed. Navigating a job search can be stressful, especially in a competitive field such as information technology. Having someone by your side that is experienced and knowledgeable about the industry can be really valuable, to field any questions you may have or to simply have someone to reach out to when the search gets tough.
Ready to dive into a new IT job search? Make Next Level Group your search partner – we would be more than happy to help. Head to our job board to see all of our current opportunities or email us directly to get started.