New in Your Career? Why You Should Only Work With a Recruiting Firm That Does THESE Things

by Nov 22, 2017

When you’re just starting out in your career, a recruiter can be an invaluable resource to help you take the first steps. However, you want to make sure you are working with a recruiter who will help get your career started on the right foot. If you are looking for an employment agency in Boston, make sure to choose a firm that does these things.

Focus on True Matching

Some staffing agencies in Boston are only focused on filling orders for their clients. When choosing a recruiting firm, find a team that is focused on making strong matches between employees and employers, even for short-term positions. You can assess a recruiter’s focus on matching by how much time they spend with you during the interview and screening process. Recruiters who are genuinely interested in your goals, your work preferences and your values are looking make a true match.

An Understanding of the Boston Job Market

There are lots of national companies that set up shop in cities across the county. They have name recognition, but they don’t always understand the nuances of the markets they work in. If you’re looking for jobs in Boston, choose a company that has strong roots in the local business community. You want to find a partner that has real relationships with Boston businesses, understands the unique ups and downs of the Boston economy and can anticipate local employer’s needs.

The Ability to Provide a Living Wage
The money you earn at the start of your career will have a direct impact on your lifetime earning potential.  Some grads think they have to settle for less than a living wage at the start of their career just to get things moving, especially when looking for jobs in Boston for liberal arts degrees. This is not true, however. When choosing a recruiting firm, talk to them about wages. No, you probably won’t earn six figures right out of the gate, but choose a company that is committed to helping you achieve your goals by offering a fair wage.

Opportunities for Permanent Placement

Contract assignments and temp jobs in Boston can be a great way to get your foot in the door with your ideal employers. However, not all temporary assignments are equal.  When evaluating a potential recruiting firm, find out how many of their placements result in full-time jobs, and ask whether they think they can help you achieve that goal through their services. Also ask questions about the relationships they have with their clients to determine whether they have long-standing, strong relationships with clients or if they have a revolving door. Clients that come back to the firm again and again are happy. A revolving door should be taken as a red flag.

If you are looking to start your career in Boston, partner with Contemporaries, Inc. Our recruiters have a 98 percent success rate for placement and 90 percent of our placements turn into permanent positions. Contact us today to accelerate your search.

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