How to Find a Staffing Firm That Doesn’t Consider You “Just a Number”

September 18th, 2015

Any job candidate can attest to the fact that a job search can difficult and stressful. Rather than travel the journey alone though, you can partner with 1st Staffing Group, an Oklahoma City Staffing Firm, for help. Not only will we be able to connect you with job opportunities that are a good fit for you, but we’ll also be able to you help you with your resume, interview prep and negotiations once you do get the offer.

That said, not all staffing firms are created equal. How can you find one that won’t treat you like a number – one that truly has your best interest at heart? Here are some tips to help you:

Create a short list of staffing firms.

Network with your colleagues and friends to see if anyone has worked with a staffing firm in the past and if so, who they recommend and why. Schedule meetings with a few of the firms and prepare a list of questions to ask during your interview, including the kinds of positions they place and their track record of success.

Look for experience.

If you have a high-demand or specialized skill set, look for a staffing firm with experience in that area. You’ll have a better shot at finding jobs that are the right fit for you. The staffing firm will have stronger connections within the particular community you work in and will also have a clearer sense of how to market your skills.

Learn about their background.

Before you make a move and select a firm to work with, be sure to research each one you’re considering. Start by perusing their websites and blogs, looking for testimonials from other candidates. You can also check out their LinkedIn company profile and see if there are any reviews on sites like Glassdoor.

Focus on yourself.

Keep in mind, a staffing firm can’t successfully represent you if you don’t have a strong resume or present yourself well in interviews. So make sure you work with them to craft an effective resume and work on your interview skills so once the right opportunity comes along, you’re ready for it.

Would you like to learn more about how a staffing firm can help you in your job search?

Call 1st Staffing Group. As one of the leading staffing firms in Oklahoma City, we will work with you to find the companies and positions that will help you achieve your goals and enhance your skills. We also offer a wide variety of temporary, temporary-to-hire, and direct hire opportunities in a variety of positions.

Contact us today, or search our Oklahoma City jobs now. We’re here to help you!


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