Your career is serious business, so it’s important to approach each aspect of your job search with thought and care. One thing to consider as you’re looking for work is whether or not to partner with a staffing firm – if you’re not familiar with them, you may not be aware of what they have to offer. While this is not an exhaustive list, here are a few great reasons to consider working with one:

You’re going through a career transition.

Maybe you’re re-entering the workforce after an extended period away from it, or you’ve just graduated and you’re trying to land your first job. It can be helpful to partner with staffing firms during transitions like these, because they are experts on the local labor market and have extensive relationships with companies that are actively hiring. They can help make the transition smoother for you by helping you get a sense of what is available, as well as helping you navigate the hiring process.

You’re looking for temporary work. 

You’re only available for a certain window of time, and you know that it will be a challenge to secure employment, because companies often don’t want to take the time to train someone who won’t be around for the long haul. Whether you’re moving, going back to school, or your regular job will be picking back up soon, a staffing firm can help you with your seasonal employment needs. In addition to filling long term, temp to hire, and permanent openings, staffing firms also frequently work with companies that seek help with short term projects, vacation coverage, and other temporary needs within their organizations.  

You’re trying to get your foot in the door at a highly competitive company.

Staffing firms like Manpower are successful at what they do because they know how to build relationships, both with their associates and the companies they partner with. They are connected to a vast network of companies, big and small, and they often include some of the most reputable companies in their respective industries. If you’ve got your eye on a really competitive company, but haven’t quite been able to get your foot in the door yet, a staffing firm may be able to help you bridge that gap. A company may be more willing to take a chance on you with a temp to hire opportunity, which allows you to prove your skills before they make the commitment to bring you on permanently.   

You want to make things easier for yourself by partnering with a pro.

Life is busy – we totally get it. One of the benefits of working with a staffing firm like Manpower is that one resume opens you up to a world of possibilities! By submitting an application, you can be considered for numerous positions that are available. Recruiters have their fingers on the pulse of the local job market, and when something becomes available that fits your experience and what you’re looking for, they present you with the information so that you can decide if the opportunity is something you’d like to pursue. They’ll help guide you through the interview and hiring process so that even when life is a little crazy, you know that your career goals are right on track.  

You’re not getting the results you want. 

If the job search you’ve been conducting on your own isn’t yielding the results you’re looking for, you could benefit from partnering with a staffing firm. In addition to helping you navigate the hiring process, recruiters can provide you with valuable feedback to help you improve as a candidate. From resume tweaks to interviewing advice, you can trust that they have your career goals at heart, and will do what they can to help make the right match and prepare you to secure an opportunity that you will be successful in. 

If your job search could benefit from the help of a staffing firm, we hope that you will consider partnering with Manpower. To get started, contact your local branch today by clicking here