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When you’re want to launch a job search, the road ahead can seem daunting. Scouring job boards, refreshing your resume, and communicating with your network can be time-consuming undertakings. Additionally, the journey to a new opportunity can often be long and, at times, frustrating. You may not hear back from hiring managers after you apply, or could only discover well into the hiring process that the role was misrepresented.  

Luckily, many of those issues can be avoided. By working with a recruitment firm, you gain a job search ally who can expedite the process and improve your results. If you are wondering why working with a recruiter at a temp agency is a smart move, here’s a look at what they have to offer.  

Saving You Time  

When you partner with a recruiter, you are handing part of your job search workload over to a professional. After they learn more about what you bring to the table and what you want to find, the recruiter can handle much of the legwork, including identifying viable opportunities, submitting your resume, and initiating contact with hiring managers on your behalf. This removes much of the burden from your plate, allowing you to focus your energy elsewhere.  

Plus, recruiters are often highly aware of opportunities in your area. This may shorten the length of your search, allowing you to move into a new role faster.  

Increasing Your Reach  

Recruiters at temp agencies maintain vast networks. They are well connected in their local communities and, at times, are the sole source of candidates for leading companies in the area. Plus, they stay in contact with company decisionmakers, allowing them to market candidates with exceptional skillsets, even if there isn’t a current opening.  

By working with a recruiter, you benefit from their reach. This could give you access to positions that otherwise wouldn’t end up on your radar, including unadvertised openings that aren’t accessible without an existing connection.  

Building Your Value  

When you work with a recruiter, their priority is to help you land your ideal role. Thanks to their expertise, they know where you would stand as a candidate. If they believe that some skill development is necessary for you to land your dream job, they can connect you to short-term opportunities to help you get it.  

While many candidates fear that contract positions would hinder their career, that isn’t the case. They can serve as excellent opportunities for enhancing your capabilities, allowing you to boost your skillset while earning an income. You can then take your newly acquired skills with you, making you a better candidate for your ideal role.  

Ultimately, working with a recruiter saves you time, increases your reach, and can boost your value. It’s a smart move in many cases, allowing you to increase your potential as a candidate and streamline your job search process.  

Open The Door To New Possibilities 

If you’d like to learn more about the benefits of working with a recruiter, the staff at Alpha Consulting wants to hear from you. Contact us to speak with a member of our team today and see how our recruitment services can take your career to the next level.  

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