Tips For Working With an Employment Agency to Help Your Job Search

Tips For Working With an Employment Agency to Help Your Job Search

Looking for a job on your own can be stressful. An employment agency like Employment Specialists can help ease the process by helping you connect with like-minded employers who are looking for your skillsets in and around Vancouver. Employment agencies work as a link between companies and job seekers and often have the internal knowledge necessary to recommend candidates for jobs that aren’t even advertised yet. 

B.C.’s latest Labour Market Outlook (LMO) forecasts more than one million job openings into the next decade.  However, finding a job that meets your expectations and needs requires a little bit of effort on your part too. Read on for our top tips on how to work with an employment specialist to land your dream job.


  • Get in Touch


Employment agencies aren’t going to know that you are looking for a job until you tell them. Get in touch with an employment agency to let them know that you are in the market for a job. In fact, it can be a good idea to get in touch with one even if you aren’t actively looking for a job but feel like you may want a change soon. This way they will keep an eye out for you and let you know when an appealing position becomes available.


  • Communicate Your Needs and Expectations Clearly


It can be tempting to say yes to anything that comes your way, especially if you are in a crunch. While this may seem fine temporarily, it will only lead to discontent in the long run. Be honest about your career goals, your availability, and your expectations from your job. For example, don’t say you are fine with working on weekends if you aren’t. If you are looking for a permanent position, let your employment agency know. Very often they have job openings that transition from temporary contracts to permanent ones depending on performance. 


  • Be Professional


Staffing agencies like to know that the people they place are competent. Very often, they will conduct an in-house interview to screen candidates and to get to know them better. It’s a good idea to take these interviews seriously. Treat a staffing agency interview like you would a job interview. Dress well, carry copies of your CV, and be prepared to answer questions about your previous work experience and skills. Be honest about any gaps in employment you may have had.


  • Listen to Their Advice


It is in the best interests of yourself and the staffing agency to show your skillsets in the best possible light. When a recruitment agency looks over your resume and suggests edits – make them. After all, they know what employers are looking for. They may also call you for a mock interview to help you prepare for an interview. Listen to the advice they give – it can mean the difference between rejection and the job you’ve always wanted.


  • Follow Up


When a staffing agency sends you for an interview, make sure you keep in touch with them. A short thank you email letting them know how the interview went for you is a nice gesture. You can also follow up about the status of an interview after a week or two. 


  • Keep in Touch


Keep in touch with your employment agency even after you have landed your job. Let them know about any promotions you have received or any major updates in your professional career. You never know, you may want to use their services again – either to help you find staff of your own or to look for a new opportunity as you move up the career ladder.

Employment Specialists is a staffing agency that has a variety of daily opportunities in different industries. Whether you are seeking permanent or temporary jobs, our recruiters at the staffing agency do the searching for you and find placements that align with your goals. Apply online for your next dream job today.