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3 Benefits of Building a Relationship With a Recruitment Firm

There are many reasons why a recruitment firm is a good way to go when you are seeking employment. Let’s face it, job hunting can be overwhelming. If you are already employed and looking for new opportunities, you are faced with juggling the demands of your current employer with job searches, applications, interviews, the list goes on.

For those not already employed, your need for job placement maybe a little more urgent. Many people are using job fairs, job boards, and even social media to find jobs.

With all these choices, it is easy to dismiss a recruitment firm as a job search tool, but you shouldn’t. Here’s why.

Learn More about the Industry/Market

Recruitment firms and staffing agencies have information about all kinds of employment opportunities. You can search by the type of job you want and the industry you prefer. There you will find details about the job, such as insights into the position, as well as the company’s expectations and values. These extra pieces of information aren’t always available through other job listings.

Find a Job That’s The Right Fit for You

While a job applicant will focus on one job opportunity at a time, recruitment firms have many positions to fill. The agency can consider the person looking for a job for many open positions at once, using the information they have to find the best match for employer/employee relationships. Many recruitment firms offer temporary, contract, or temp-to-hire jobs. This allows the applicant to try a job out to see if it is a good fit for them.

Recruitment agencies put a lot of effort into understanding what both the job seeker and employer want. That is the heart and soul of their business, and it is in their best interest to find the best match for the job. Making sure candidates are in a position to succeed benefits everyone; applicants, employers, and the staffing agency.

Discuss Career Goals and Future Opportunities

As well as background and qualifications, your interviewer will want to know your plans for the future. They may ask these questions in different ways: Where do you see yourself in five years? What are your future goals with this company? Your answers to these types of questions will help recruiters understand if your job goals are a match with the job posted. Answer honestly and explain how the job fits into your long-term life goals.

Of course, your must first define your career goals and think about the next five or ten years ahead. Ask yourself these questions before your interview: What am I good at? What do I want to be good at? What do I enjoy doing most? What opportunities might be available in the next few years?

Work With the Bradley Group to Find Your Next Job

Now that you have some of the reasons a recruitment firm can be helpful during your job search, join The Bradley Group to find your next career opportunity. The Bradley Group is all about exceeding the expectations of both job seekers and employers. Our passion for connecting employers and talent makes us the premier staffing firm in North Carolina. Contact us and start your new career search today!

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