5 Tips for Working With a Staffing Firm in Boston to Land a Job

by Jun 20, 2018

Landing your first job out of college can be a stressful and disheartening experience. This is where a Boston staffing firm can help. Working with a staffing firm allows you to find opportunities you wouldn’t uncover on your own, and a good recruiter will provide you with feedback, help and guidance throughout the hiring process. If you’re thinking about working with a staffing firm in Boston to land a job, follow these five tips to get the most from your experience.

One: Choose the Right Firm

There is no shortage of options when it comes to staffing firms in Boston. But for the best results, work with recruiters who are truly committed to helping you achieve your goals. Look for a team that builds real relationships with candidates and takes a team approach to matching candidates with opportunities.

It’s wise to ask any potential recruiting firm about their relationships with clients, as well. You want to find a partner with deep roots in the Boston market and long-standing relationships with clients. Why? Long-term relationships indicate that clients trust that team, which means when you’re recommended for a role, you have a much better chance of landing the job.

Two: Be Honest

If you want your recruiter to find opportunities that are truly right for you, you must be honest about who you are as a person and what you’re ultimately looking for out of your search. Don’t exaggerate your skill set, and be very clear about your priorities, preferences and goals.

Three: Be Patient but Proactive

An effective staffing firm can find great opportunities, but it might take some time. It is acceptable to ask the recruiter how long they think it realistically might take; however, there is no way to guarantee a timeframe. However, this estimate will help you manage your expectations. It is also acceptable to check in with your recruiter while you wait to reinforce your interest in finding a job.

Four: Be Responsive

Communication is the key to success when working with a recruiter, so answer the phone, return calls promptly and check in immediately after any interviews to debrief and discuss how things went. Time is of the essence when you’re on a job search and it pays to be responsive, so you don’t miss out on a great opportunity.

Five: Be Open to New Paths

As a recent graduate, your ultimate goal is a full-time job at a great company in a field you love. However, there are many different paths you can take to get there. Temporary assignments can be a great way to get your foot in the door of a great company, and many talented people are able to turn a temporary assignment into a permanent opportunity. By opening yourself up to temporary assignments, you are laying a solid foundation for your career.

Are You Looking for a Job in Boston?

If you are a recent graduate looking to get your career off the ground, the recruiters at Contemporaries, Inc. want to hear from you. We have a 98 percent success rate for placement and 90 percent of our temporary placements turn into permanent positions. Contact us today to learn how we can help you achieve your goals.

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