Regardless of the fact that 3 million people are employed by staffing companies each week, there are some pervasive myths about the staffing industry that have been circulating for years. Perhaps you’ve heard some of these myths and have hesitated to contact a staffing company to assist you in your job search. It’s time to put these myths to rest and learn why working with a staffing company can lead to that career opportunity you’ve been seeking.
Myth One: Staffing companies only have temporary work. If you’re in the market for a permanent job, you might be hesitant to contact a staffing company due to this persistent myth. While staffing companies do offer temporary assignments that can range in length, they also offer temp-to-hire and direct hire opportunities.
Myth Two: Staffing company jobs don’t pay well. Staffing companies offer many different types of positions. Some are entry-level and some require years of experience. Just like in most other employment situations, the pay you’re offered is commensurate with the demands of the job and your experience level.
Myth Three: Staffing agencies keep a portion of my paycheck. This is simply not the case. There are no fees for candidates to register with or be placed by staffing companies.
Myth Four: Working with a staffing company doesn’t look good on a resume. Actually, having large gaps in employment history doesn’t look impressive on a resume. Most hiring managers would much rather see that you worked some temporary assignments through a staffing company while seeking permanent employment than a two year employment hiatus. In addition, including a temp-to-perm or direct hire position on a resume is no different than the inclusion of any other permanent position.
Myth Five: Staffing companies are only interested in the satisfaction of their client companies. For a staffing company to be successful, they have to develop a rapport based on trust and integrity with client companies and candidates alike. They want you to feel valued and fulfilled in your position just as much as they want their client companies to be pleased with their recruiting efforts.
Now that we’ve successfully dispelled these staffing myths, it’s time to get you to work! Contact us to see what opportunities are just around the corner for you.