As we head into the new year, many of us are probably guarded based upon the happenings of last year. We know that many people have found themselves unemployed (6.7% of the US working population at the end of November) due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The good news is that if you’re looking for a job, Matlen Silver and our expert recruiters can help.

Many candidates don’t realize the value that staffing firms and recruiters can add to not only their job search efforts but also their careers. Everyone should consider finding a recruiting partner, even if you’re not looking for a job right now – you never know when you may need a new job, or want a new job. 

Why should you partner with a staffing firm as a job-seeker?

 

The hidden job market

Did you know that not all jobs are posted on job boards and career sites for you to find and apply to? Business Insider states that up to 80% of jobs are never posted. Instead, they are filled directly by recruiters, internal candidates, and/or referrals. Wouldn’t it be great to be one of the select few to be notified of a new job by an actual human that you trust to have your best interests in mind?

Recruiters have your best interests in mind, as well as the client’s

Speaking of having your best interests in mind, recruiters are paid based upon you working (whether you’re a consultant or a permanent employee). This means that they want to ensure the candidate they place in a role is the perfect match. The candidate needs to excel at their job to meet the client’s requirements and they need to be happy so the client needs to be a great employer. Staffing firms (especially Matlen Silver) only work with top-tier clients.

Top talent gets the top jobs

Recruiters like to partner with candidates who are great employees. They have new and fresh ideas, they have relevant work experience, they come highly recommended by previous employers, and who have a passion for the job that they do. Recruiters are more likely to recommend someone in their network for a job before trying to source unknown candidates.

Direct link to the hiring manager

Have you ever applied for a job (or in many cases lots of jobs) and it seems that your application goes into a black hole somewhere and you never receive any sort of follow-up – not even an automated email message? That is a horrible feeling. By partnering with a recruiter, you know that your application gets personally delivered (via email, phone, or even by hand) to the hiring manager who will be making the final decision in the hiring process! 

Engage with a human!

One of the most important reasons as to why you should partner with a staffing firm and a recruiter today is to be treated like a human by a human. You shouldn’t have to submit endless applications and hope to receive some type of automated email either of rejection or something even more disappointing – some type of personality assessment, video interview, or even an automated phone interview – all of these things occur without ever talking to an actual human. How can a company make hiring decisions without any human connection? It doesn’t make sense to us and that’s one of our differentiators. We promise to treat all of our candidates and consultants with humans. We will have real conversations with you.

Bonus: Our recruiters are here to help you. We can provide career coaching, resume help, or just be a friendly voice of hope.

 

Let’s partner together today!

Contact us today to find out how we can partner with you to find the perfect job. If you aren’t looking for a job now, we would still love to chat to see what may entice you to make a move in the future.