Tips for Working with a Staffing Agency

Tired of trying to find temp jobs yourself? Consider a staffing agency. A staffing agency takes all the hard work out of finding temp jobs, so you have opportunities ready whenever you need them.

Here are 3 tips for getting the most out of your relationship with a staffing agency.

1. Know Your Goals

Before getting started with a staffing agency, it’s important to be clear about your goals. What type of job are you looking for? What kind of job do you want to avoid? What kind of salary are you expecting? The more information you provide, the better your staffing agency can match you with the right job.

If you don’t know exactly what you want - that’s another reason to work with a staffing agency. They can match your experience and skills with open positions that are a good fit for you.

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2. Prepare Your Resume and Paperwork

Your staffing agency will help you with all the necessary paperwork to get started, but it’s a good idea to get your resume started before you start applying for jobs. 

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While you’re also working on your resume, collect any other paperwork you might need so you’re ready to go. Typically, you’ll need a social security card or a work visa to apply for jobs.

3. Be Patient - But Ready to Go

Finding the right job can take time and it’s important to be patient. Remember that your staffing agency is working hard to find the right job for you. Don’t be afraid to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

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Often, when an opportunity comes they’ll want someone ready to start immediately. The other benefit of working with a staffing agency is if the timing isn’t right, you can say “no” but still be offered other opportunities. 

Working with a staffing agency can be a great way to find the job you’re looking for. Instead of doing all the hard work yourself, tap into the expertise of a staffing agency to find your next temp job.

Find Your Next Job with Strom

With 60 years of experience in labor staffing and almost 30 years of experience providing strike staffing solutions, Strom has the experience and network to match you with your next position.

If you need more help in your search for your next position, send us your resume so you can be added to our database, and you’ll be on your way to finding the position that’s right for you.

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Strom Engineering is a national staffing and recruitment agency, with a particular focus on manufacturing, engineering, assembly, and other trade positions. We match skilled candidates to temporary or project staffing positions. Learn more about how it works and check out our case studies for more information.