For professionals today, charting a career path can be a complicated endeavor. The employment market is experiencing dramatic changes due in part to historic levels of employment but also changes in employment models (contract employment, remote workers) and technology. So, how does a professional plan ahead and accelerate their careers in such an evolving landscape?
Staffing Firms: A Professional’s Compass for Growth
To grow and succeed in today’s business world it’s crucial for a professional to have a long-term relationship with a staffing firm. The benefits of this relationship can be a real game-changer for any professional looking to push their careers to the next level.
Career Benefits of Working With a Staffing Firm
Recruiters at staffing firms, know the pulse of the job market. With their connections and relationships, they are knowledgeable regarding current market conditions. For candidates, this market savvy is invaluable and can be the difference between landing their dream job or waiting for the phone to ring. Recruiters are well versed in everything from general role requirements to compensation packages. When a candidate works with a recruiter, they can be assured that they will be submitted for the right position, at the right price.
More and more companies are turning to outside staffing firms. This has become the norm primarily because it has become too expensive and time-consuming to have an in-house recruitment team. Companies also realized that external staffing firms have the industry connections necessary to find diverse candidates compared to in-house recruiters whose networks were more limited.
It is these industry connections that can provide the most benefit to a candidate who works with a staffing firm. Since the shift away from in-house recruiters, many job postings go unposted on online job boards. Instead, they go straight to recruiters at staffing firms. Thus, if a candidate isn’t working with a staffing firm, they may miss out on roles that never go public.
Professional Advice and Guidance
Recruiters can be a valuable source of advice and guidance for professionals. A recruiter can provide information on items such as certifications, training and further educational experiences a candidate should consider. They can also offer guidance on relocation issues and even interview preparation. The wealth of information a recruiter has can enhance a candidate’s approach to their careers and personal branding.
Partnering With a Staffing Firm
For professionals looking to accelerate their careers, a long-term relationship with a staffing firm is essential for success. At New Era HR Solutions, we have the experience and connections to help place our candidates in roles that will bring their careers to the next level. Connect with one of our staffing specialists today!