How an Employment Agency Can Find the Best Job for You
Finding a job can be a full-time job, and it takes months of effort and disappointment before you find the employment that fits your skills and needs. A shortcut through this unpleasant process is to use an employment agency to do the majority of the hard work for you. An agency can match your profile to a range of employers and industries and find a job match for you; you won’t pay any fees and you likely will have access to a much wider range of employment options since many of these positions are not advertised.
Employment agencies generally hire you as their own staff, which means your paycheck is signed by the agency and they also provide any additional benefits you may receive, such as health insurance. The agency then sends you to work for a company for a limited amount of time, from a few weeks to several months. At the end of this term, the agency will place you with another company, and the process begins again.
The benefits to this work arrangement are many. First, you have steady work without having to look for it, and you are earning pay while exploring your options. You also have the opportunity to explore a range of jobs and companies without needing to commit to any of them permanently. You have the potential to learn new skills and be exposed to careers you may not have known about before, and network with people in those fields.
Many companies deliberately hire temporary workers through an employment agency as a means of testing out new employees for permanent positions without having to commit to hiring them immediately. If you are placed at a company for a temporary assignment and you like your work there, you have a good chance of being asked to joining that company as a permanent, full-time employee.
These are jobs you would never have a chance at finding on your own while job-hunting. Both you and your employer can develop a positive relationship and you avoid the initial stress of a new, uncertain job in an unfamiliar environment.
If your job search is at a standstill, don’t overlook the opportunities available from employment agencies. If you are receiving unemployment benefits, temporary work can extend the amount of time you could be eligible for the benefit, which can give you more time to keep looking for that perfect job. Getting back into the workforce right away can relieve the stress and isolation of the job search. To learn more about permanent job placement in North Texas, visit this website.
Ellen has years of experience in Human Resources and Job Placement. You can find her thoughts at employment advice blog on Blogspot.
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