4 Tips for Making the Most out of Job Recruitment Companies

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Recruiters are not only moving employed people. They can be highly valuable if you have retired but wish to continue working or for fresh grads. Learn how.

Whether you are newly graduated from high school, or you have recently retired and don’t want to stop working completely, there are some interesting employment opportunities available if you know where to look. You may be aware that temporary staffing companies offer many positions for those with the need for “outside of the box” professional roles.

Here are four tips that can help you make the most out of job recruiters if you are ready to team up with them.

1. Polish up your resume.

The most important thing you can do when it comes to landing the best temp. jobs with recruiters is to give your resume a good look. Make sure all positions you’ve held recently are listed, and that the dates, phone numbers and titles are correct. It’s smart to include some of the marketable skills that you learned from each role too—this can connect otherwise disparate jobs, making you more attractive to potential employers.

2. Put together a smart outfit.

It’s a good idea to have at least one nice outfit on hand for interviews with temp. recruiters—even if you haven’t called any yet. Dress sharp but modestly. For men, a pair of slacks, oxfords/loafers and a button down shirt should do the trick. For ladies, heels or oxfords, a knee-length skirt or dress pants and a blouse should look nice and maintain a professional appearance. If you start shopping (or pawing through your closet) before you have interviews actually scheduled, you’ll have plenty of time to find the right ensemble without feeling rushed.

3. List your wants/needs in a job.

One way to feel well prepared for a meeting with an agency representative is to make a list of what is important to you in a role. Jot down what you are looking for in a job; this could include industries you have experience in/would like to explore, an acceptable salary range, your hours/days of availability, etc. Although it is best to stay a little bit flexible in as many categories as possible when it comes to what you’re willing to accept, these criteria can also help staffers narrow down the positions to find your best fit.

4. Shop around for recruitment agencies.

Fortunately, there are a lot of employment recruiters out there. This means that you should do your research and find a few that seem to jive well with your fields of interest and goals. Looking in your local phone book and doing a web search can help you find local agencies to choose from. Also, be wary of those who require a fee for assistance; they may be scams.

 

This has been a Guukle guest post.

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