There’s a stigma surrounding temporary jobs that tends to shade the employment status in a less than favorable light. But many financial professionals turn to temp work for their immediate placement opportunities — as well as the staffing and recruiting agencies that can help get them there.
Staffing firms give job seekers access to exclusive interim roles and simplify the search process, so candidates get hired and start earning faster.
1. GET NOTICED BY THE RIGHT PEOPLE
Once candidates submit their resume or job application, it seems to fall into a black box — never to see the light of day. But with staffing agencies, your resume gets in front of the right people, and you’re introduced to opportunities that may not be posted elsewhere. There’s no guarantee job seekers will land a position, but you’re one step closer than before.
“We become familiar with a candidate’s background,” says Chantel LeBoff Greene, Century Group’s Director of Recruiting. “As new roles open up, we can quickly make a match with additional opportunities that are an even better fit.”
2. GAIN PERSONAL SUPPORT
We’re living in an automated world. But we still find ourselves longing for the ways of the past — especially when it comes to securing a job. The staffing industry provides personal support throughout the entire process, ensuring candidates’ individual needs and goals are met. Some firms even offer candidates additional services, including interview prep, resume revisions and coaching.
“As seasoned recruiters, we have good insight to provide when preparing candidates for interviews,” Greene explains. “If we’ve placed candidates with the company or hiring manager before, we’re able to paint a picture of what to expect and what the hiring manager is looking for.”
3. EARN GOOD PAY
One of the biggest myths that plagues temp work: low pay. Many temporary jobs offer compensation that’s on par with salary wages — even more if the professional’s skills are in demand. Employers usually aim to sweeten the deal for temp workers by presenting attractive compensation plans that offset full-time employee benefits. After all, those roles need to be filled.
4. BUILD YOUR PROFESSIONAL NETWORK
Contract work is also a great way to grow your network — both with other temps or full-time employees, explains Greene. “Networking is key to a successful career.”
5. CONNECT TO COMPANIES THAT ARE HIRING
They say it’s not what you know, but who you know when it comes to the job search. And lucky for you, staffing and recruiting agencies are connected to various clients that are looking to hire. The recruiter matches you with positions you’re most qualified for, so job seekers don’t have to spend as much time searching and sending resumes.
“There have been multiple instances where my candidates started in temporary roles, but proved their capabilities and obtained offers,” Greene says. “We’ve also had clients call to bring back our consultants for additional projects, or to offer them a permanent position. It’s a great way to ‘audition.'”
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