There are myriad ways for employers and potential employees to find each other. Job websites, word of mouth, and social media are some of the top tracks. But staffing agencies have existed in one form or another since the early Roman Empire. Today, specialized staffing agencies serve multiple industries taking the heavy-lifting of hiring off employers’ shoulders. Working with a staffing agency can be your ticket into a new or better career. Best of all, it can be faster than waiting for the word to get around through your social media posts or great uncle Sal. Here are a few tips for working with a staffing agency and getting the results you hope for.

Staffing Agencies

When you are crafting your IT career, it is crucial to find a staffing agency with the right network of potential employers and a reputation for providing competent staff. A staffing agency is a recruiter for an employer, seeking new hires either through an open posting on the agency website or looking among their previous staffers. You should interact with the staffing agency the same way you would with the end-employer. A focused resume, interview prep, and the right skills for the job are just the beginning. A good agency will be a focusing lens to save you and the employer time by weeding-out candidates that don’t match the job description well. When the process works well, you find the career or temporary work you are looking for, and the employer finds who they need.

These tips for working with a staffing agency are just the beginning. Find your new hire, or start your new career with BCT. Enjoy the benefits of working with BCT, your staffing professionals.