Coronavirus cases are on the decline, and many industries are beginning to open back up again. This means that people who have not been working are preparing to apply for jobs and enter the workforce again. If you are looking for a job, you may be getting ready to do what most people do and start looking for jobs online. However, there may be a better choice.
Working with a staffing company may help you find a job that you are better suited for and land a job faster than randomly applying for work online. Here are a few of the benefits of working with a staffing company.
A Staffing Company Can Help You to Tailor Your Resume and Cover Letter
One of the benefits of working with a staffing company is that they can help you with your resume and cover letter. Many people do not realize that when you apply for jobs online, most employers use software that scans your resume for keywords. If your resume does not contain certain keywords, it may never get seen by the hiring personnel. A staffing company can help you to tailor your resume and cover letter for the industry or type of jobs you are looking for, helping to increase the chances of getting past computer software and getting your hands into the hiring staff.
A Staffing Company Can Help With Testing and Certifications
Another benefit to working with a staffing company is that they can help you with testing and certifications. For example, you may think you are fast at typing, but writing :fast typing" as a skill on a resume doesn't mean much. However, if you take a typing test at a staffing agency and can state you type 80 words per minute and include a typing certificate, that means something to those hiring. A staffing company can work with you to complete various tests and certifications, so you can readily show potential employers what you can offer them if they hire you.
A Staffing Company Can Give You Job Leads Before They Are Posted Online
The final benefit to working with a staffing company versus randomly applying for jobs online is that the staffing company can help you to get job leads prior to them being posted online. Once a job is posted online, the employer may be bombarded with resumes and applications. Some positions get hundreds of applications submitted. A staffing agency works with employers who have positions to fill. They can give you a heads-up about positions that are available and allow you to get your resume submitted before the job is posted online, which may help you to get your foot in the door.
Are you looking to get back to work? Do you want a job that allows you to utilize the skills you already possess? Here at PRT Staffing, we help both employers and employees find the help or position they are looking for. Reach out to us today to learn more about us and how we can help you get back to work.