Common Questions About Staffing Agencies Answered
If you’ve never worked with a staffing agency before, you might have a long list of questions. Here at Dunhill, we’ve worked with thousands of candidates (and clients) over the course of the 50+ years we’ve been operating. We’re used to hearing and answering candidates’ questions…and we’d love to share our insight with you too! If you’re unsure if you should work with a staffing agency in Charleston SC to help you find a job, look no further. We’ve addressed the questions that candidates tend to ask below.
1. Why should I work with a staffing agency in Charleston SC to get a job?
Looking for a new job is a full-time job in itself—it takes plenty of time and effort to find the opportunities that are right for you. As for recruiters, it’s our full-time job to find you a job. Whether you’re looking for an administration or engineering job, we have a plethora of contacts. Since we’re always in touch with our clients, we know exactly what they’re looking for in candidates. This knowledge allows us to find and match candidates to their ideal jobs quickly (usually before the jobs are even posted online)
To this last point, we’re always up-to-date on the latest job openings, whether they’re advertised publicly or not. Job seekers usually don’t know about a new opportunity if it’s listed on a website or job board, but we have this insider information. When you work with a staffing agency, you get access to all the perks that come with it. You’ll work with a professional recruiter who knows the ins and outs of the industry and works hard to place you in your dream job.
2. What types of jobs can you get with a staffing agency?
Staffing agencies usually specialize in specific industries. At Dunhill, we focus on placing candidates in industries such as engineering, manufacturing, insurance, customer service and administration. If you’re looking for a job in a particular industry, you should work with an agency that focuses on that field.
Secondly, you can always find a variety of role types at staffing agencies. You might see temporary, full-time contract or direct hire roles—no matter what you’re interested in, there are plenty of opportunities for you.
3. What does “direct hire” mean?
With the different types of roles that staffing agencies advertise, it can be a little confusing to remember what they all refer to. A “direct hire” position means that the company wants to hire the candidate on a permanent basis. Since there are various types of roles you might encounter during your job hunt, we outlined what they refer to here:
- Temporary Position: this type of position is intended to last for a certain period of time. It could be for a few days, weeks or months.
- Temp-to-Hire Position: this type of position is where candidates start off as a temp employee. They have the opportunity to move into a permanent position with the company, which is dependent on their performance and other factors.
- Full–time contract Position: this type of position is where candidates work for a company as a contractor on a full-time basis. The position could last for a few months, one year or more.
Dunhill offers several temporary and direct hire positions. Browse through our current opportunities here.
4. What services do staffing agencies provide?
While recruiters prioritize finding you a job, that’s not the only thing we do. Since we want to see you succeed, we’re here to help you in all aspects of job searching and interview preparation. If you want to gain new skills or refresh your current ones, we provide skill evaluation tests and training to help you achieve your goals.
We also can polish your resume to ensure that it’s professional and properly written and formatted to impress employers. Since we’re pros when it comes to anything related to jobs, we have plenty of insight to share. Do you need advice on how to answer certain interview questions better? Not sure what you should wear to an interview? Just ask us—we’ve got the answers.
5. Will it take a long time to find a job?
While we can’t guarantee how long it’ll take to find you a job, we definitely expedite the process. We get your resume seen and in the right hands. Since we have direct contact with employers and hiring managers, we are always in-the-know when it comes to the jobs they’re looking to fill. We devote our entire workday (oftentimes longer) matching candidates to jobs. As a result, it’s safe to say we can find you a job faster than you would if you did your job search alone!
Ready to find your dream job with a staffing agency in Charleston SC?
We hope we’ve addressed some or all of the questions you had about staffing agencies. If there’s anything else you’d like to know, don’t hesitate to contact us. Remember, we’re here to help you every step of the way of your job hunt.
Do you want to know what our current opportunities are? Click here to view them.