Should I Consider Working With a Staffing Agency?

Staffing companies like Controller’s Group aren’t the flashiest businesses out there; you may never have heard of one before today. There’s a very good reason for that – they aren’t the focus of a staffing company: you are! Companies like ours take your resume and your interests and place you with companies who are looking for talented people like you, with your specific set of skills. We take care of the contract details with the company, leaving you free to do what you do best.

 

Due to the intense competition in the financial field, there is a growing trend in this job sector to work more exclusively with recruiting agencies to fill their openings. Finance can be a high-paying career and so many want to get in. A staffing agency, also known as a recruiting agency or job agency, can give you the edge to get your foot in the door. While school ties and networking can help, the agency gives you the experience and network of the recruiter. This is a great advantage when coming into a city where you might not know anyone yet!

 

Before You Choose a Staffing Company

Just as you would check out a company you were thinking of working for, do your research on the staffing company. Are they reputable? What is their placement rate? Other fields, like nursing and academic administration, use staffing companies; usually the recruiting agency focuses on one field where they can know the area and the needs of companies in that area.

 

Make sure the staffing company places people for the length and type of job you are looking for. Are you looking for a short-term assignment? A long term one that is nonetheless temporary? A permanent position? The recruiter and you need to know this to get the best fit of job to you.