3 Benefits to Using a Staffing Firm in Your Job Search

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Source: CareerBuilder.com

Three key advantages of using a staffing firm are experience, insights and confidential opportunities.

Sometimes a job search can feel isolating. You’re spending hours upon hours searching for opportunities, working on your resume and applying to job openings, often without having any outside feedback about what you’re doing right or wrong. That isolation can add a lot of emotional stress to an already nerve-wracking experience.

What you may not realize is that you don’t have to go it alone. “Psychologists tell us that next to death of a spouse, death of a child and death of a parent, the fourth most emotional experience we have, coupled with divorce, is searching for a job. It is emotionally stressful,” says Tony Beshara, owner and president of Babich & Associates, the oldest placement and recruitment service in Texas. “A professional staffing firm can help eliminate that emotional stress. Staffing firms are in the trenches on a daily basis with candidates and employers.”

Beshara says the three key advantages of using a staffing firm are experience, insights and confidential opportunities. Read on to learn more about these benefits and how staffing firms can play a crucial role in helping you find your next career:

1. Experience
According to Beshara, the average U.S. professional changes jobs every two and a half to three years. So that means a worker may go a long stretch of time before needing to engage in a job search. Staffing firm recruiters, on the other hand, live and breathe the job-search process daily.

Beshara points out that within the period of time between job searches, the job market can change – sometimes drastically. “The staffing professional is current on exactly what is going on in the immediate market. They have a unique perspective that the job seeker will not have. The market for a particular skill or experience is never the same as it was three years ago. It isn’t likely any job candidate is going to be aware of that change. So, the ‘new’ candidate may think that finding a job is going to be like ‘last time,’ but it’s not.”

A knowledgeable staffing professional can help navigate a job seeker through the market changes, so the job seeker is less likely to encounter any surprises or challenges along the way. “The experienced staffing pro doesn’t give theoretical or abstract advice, but practical ‘this is the way it is … this is what you should expect … this is what we should do’ advice,” Beshara says.

2. Insights
One of the often frustrating parts about job searching is not getting any feedback from employers as to why you aren’t the right fit for a role. When working with a staffing firm, you get access to that kind of information, which can help improve your search now and down the line.

“Staffing professionals have insights that candidates can’t get anywhere else,” Beshara says. “Since the majority of us work the same clients and the same hiring mangers over many years, we know what they like and how they like it, what they will hire and what they won’t. Since we get to know them personally, we not only understand the job they are trying to fill but we know their personalities and personal likes and dislikes. We give those insights to our candidates to be sure both parties have the best chance of success not in just getting a job, but [in having] a long, solid employment relationship.”

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The Job Shop Holiday Party

The Job Shop had our annual holiday party last night, and as usual it was a lovely evening, filled with good food, good drinks, and great company. There was light and laughter, and wonderful conversations, and our joy filled the room. Here’s some pics of the wonderful event!

Tell Us About Your Holiday Traditions!

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The holidays are a special time of year, and here at The Job Shop we want to hear all about the wonderful traditions that fill you with joy! Holiday cookies, tree lightings, decorations, we love it all. Post your own special tradition on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram before the end of December then tag us or use the hashtag #specialholidaytradition, and there’s a chance we’ll give you a special gift showing our appreciation!

We can’t wait to hear all about them!

Win an Amazon Gift Card from The Job Shop!

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We’re excited to announce that The Job Shop will be running not just one, but three fantastic new contests, with multiple prizes and chances to win!

From today, September 6th, until the end of the month, September 30th, you can enter any of the contests for a chance to win one of three $150 Amazon Gift Cards!

1) Leave us a Google Review
2) Tell the world what you love about working with The Job Shop on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter along with the hashtag #TheJobShopRocks
3) Send a testimonial we can use on our upcoming new website to Jobs@JobShopSF.com

That’s it. Feel free to enter only one, or all three contests as you like! We can’t wait to hear from you!

National Hire A Veteran Day

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The Job Shop is proud to support the members of our national forces by participating in National Hire A Veteran Day! Are you a veteran in the San Francisco Bay Area looking for work? Do you have friends or family who served in the armed forces and are looking for work in the Bay Area? We have tons of opportunities and would love to help! Send a resume to jobs@jobshopsf.com, or give us a call at 415-227-8610. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Profiling Success: Tyler Hosac

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The box of cookies we send to all our successfully placed candidates.

Here at The Job Shop we work hard to place you in a great job, and it is always wonderful when we have a success story to share. The Job Shop was started with a unique concept in mind – provide our clients and our candidates with the respect that they deserve. We offer guarantees on every placement that we make, to ensure satisfaction both for our candidates and our clients, and Walter is a great example of how that benefits everyone!

 

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Weekend Planner: June 30

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You’ve worked hard all week, and now Friday’s here again! It’s time to start planning your weekend!  Welcome to Weekend Planner, your weekend update on fun.

Every Friday we put together a list of the weekend events we think look most interesting and provide them here. Keep in mind there is always a lot more going on, and all it takes is a little digging to find something that will be the perfect activity for you.

Click on any of the event titles for a link to the event.

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