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Learn how you can work with a recruiter to find great career opportunities.

How to Work With a Recruiter to Find a Temporary Job

If you are ready to find work, you can maximize your job search when you work with a recruiter at your local staffing agency. As you embark on your search for employment, your knowledgeable recruiter will help you find the best jobs for your skills and career goals. To maintain a positive and effective relationship with your recruiter, take the following actions. 

Research Appealing Jobs In Your Field

Failing to do research and self-reflection during your job search will only lead to disappointment with what you find. Half of the battle in finding a new job is knowing what you’re looking for, to begin with. To build a relationship with your recruiter, it is essential to come to them with knowledge of what jobs appeal to you. This means identifying opportunities that fit your qualifications but also consist of work you can imagine yourself enjoying. This will then help your recruiter find the best position for your interests and goals. 

Learn About Target Employers Through Your Recruiter

When you work with a recruiter, you can learn more about their clients through them. The recruiter works for companies in various industries, and they have lots of insight into what these companies are looking for. This means that the recruiter can tell right away whether you may be a good fit for a specific company or industry that they have a connection to. 

Maintain Contact

Staying in regular contact with your job recruiter by phone or email will increase your odds of landing more work. This includes checking in every week to provide an update on your search and learn about new opportunities. Regular communication also gives you a chance to receive valuable feedback, as your recruiter can help guide you through improving your application materials. 

Trust the Staffing Process

You gain nothing in your job search when you waste your time or your recruiter’s time. If you are going to work with a staffing recruiter, you should be serious about landing that job. This means committing to the application and interviewing process, as well as communicating with your recruiter in a timely manner. You should also follow your recruiter’s advice when they provide it. After all, their insight and experience are why you want to work with a recruiter in the first place.

Stay In Communication 

Your recruiter is your biggest ally in helping you meet both short- and long-term career goals. Even after you land that job, you should make an effort to stay in touch. As you grow your career, you may be looking for new opportunities in a few years. Staying in contact with your recruiter may even make you aware of high-paying jobs and exciting opportunities you can apply to in the future. 

Let First Team Staffing Be Your Employment Solution

First Team Staffing, located in Baltimore, MD, specializes in the recruitment and placement of professional and temporary workers. The company, founded in 1982, is now a national leader in our industry. In our 35+ years of business, First Team has remained hands-on, relationship-based, and dedicated to partnerships we forge with our clients. We are proud to help our clients achieve their goals by providing them with a flexible and qualified workforce while providing genuine career opportunities to candidates. First Team Staffing has offices in Baltimore, Aberdeen, White Marsh, Columbia, Bowie, and Sparrows Point, MD. We have recently opened offices in Tennessee, located in Nashville, La Vergne, and Mount Juliet. Visit us online or in-person today to start your job or employee search, or reach us by phone at 410-719-0404. Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter for employment advice and company updates.