Have You Hit the Job Search Dead End?

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Only the lucky few will tell you that a good job search is an easy undertaking. Most people have to work pretty hard to make the connections and identify the best opportunities on the market in order to even have the chance to apply. In a competitive market that may seem more or less inevitable. But what if we told you there was a better, easier way? Would you believe us? Here’s why you should.

Finding Real Support for Your Job Search

When you feel like you have hit a dead end with your job search, it can seem like there is no one there to support you or provide you with the type of feedback you need to improve. If something clearly isn’t working, but you’re not sure what, it might be worth considering working with a recruiter or staffing firm. They are your best bet when it comes to finding the right job for your needs and skills. It’s amazing how having someone with industry and recruiting experience can help set you on your feet, and make sure you are prepared and ready when the next opportunity comes your way. They can provide the networking and application skills you need to stand out from the crowd. And better yet, you know they are rooting for your success at every opportunity.

Access to a Wider Professional Network

Today’s job market might seem more connected with access to the Internet, but really the identification and application process has become much more complicated than submitting a simple resume and cover letter. Just navigating the hundreds of job boards and websites currently available can take up vast amounts of time and energy. Then once you do identify a good opportunity, you have to make it past the bots that are only looking for specific key words and titles you may not have included in your resume. It’s hard work to find a job. But a recruiter can make it that much easier.

The process of the job hunt, particularly if you have a limited professional network, is tricky in its own right, which is why working with a recruiter can be a real game changer. Staffing firms like ACS Professional Staffing help by giving you access to their industry-specific and up-to-date professional network. Their clients are actively looking for talent like yours, and a recruiter’s job is to find a perfect match between employer and candidate. Their network becomes your network, and by working with a staffing firm, you are that much more likely to make a connection with an employer quickly and effectively.

Access to Instant Industry Expertise

Employers are looking for high-quality talent on a regular basis, but if you don’t know the ins and outs of the industry you are looking to work in, you can be at a real disadvantage. Staffing firms are experienced in recruiting and hiring, and they know their industry perhaps even better than you do. Asking for help finding the employers with the perfect openings for your skill set can save a lot of wasted effort. To jump-start your job search, work with an experienced Portland recruiter at ACS Professional Staffing who can use their industry expertise to help you find exactly what you are looking for.

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