New Grads: Why work with a Staffing Agency
You did it. You’ve completed your undergraduate degree with the assistance of lots of coffee, all-night cramming sessions and hopefully a care package or two. Now that you’ve been thrust into the “real world” you may feel at a loss of where to start your job search. If you are unsure of what career path you will take post-graduation, connecting with a staffing agency may be a great opportunity for you. Here’s a few reasons why:
It’s a free resource: That’s right! Signing up with a staffing agency is a free resource for you as you begin your job search. When you sign up with us here at NW Staffing, you’ll likely start the process by filling out an online application through our website. Once that is completed a recruiter will look over your profile and give you a call if they think we have positions that would be a good fit for you. After their phone conversation with you, they’ll likely ask you to come into our office for an in-person interview, where they’ll go over your skills, desired position and answer all of your questions about working with a staffing agency.
Variety in positions: Because staffing agencies work with multiple companies, you’ll also have the ability to work with multiple companies throughout your time work with an agency. If you are interested in testing the waters and getting to know the cultures of various companies, working temporary or contract assignments with a staffing agency may be an ideal option for you to gain experience and get a feel for the culture that suites you best.
Grow your network: When you work with an agency, you’ll have many more resources at networks at your fingertips. Your agency will likely know about new positions before you do—and many of these positions may not be posted elsewhere. You’ll likely come into contact with some amazing companies you otherwise wouldn’t know about.
Feedback: You’ll gain invaluable feedback from your team of recruiters on your resume, assignments and more. They are looking at numerous resumes a day and are experts on what hiring managers will want to see, and what they won’t. Use your recruiters as a resource for crafting the perfect resume as you continue your job search.
Industry specific: Many staffing agencies specialize in placing candidate within specific industries. Here at Northwest Staffing, we are proud to offer in addition to our various administrative and light industrial positions, our Dental, Legal and Food Processing Divisions. Each of these branches have specific, well verses Recruiters and Account Managers that understand the industry and would be more than happy to assist you in your job search.
As you celebrate your achievement and bask in all of your success, consider giving us a call at NW Staffing when you’re ready to take you next career steps.