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Questions to Ask When Looking for Employment
Searching for employment can be lengthy process. If you are looking for a new opportunity to move forward in your career, there are many ways to go about the search. An employment agency can be a way to shorten the job search process. Posting your resume on job boards increases the possibility of being noticed by a recruiter. The following are questions to ask yourself when you are looking for employment opportunities.
What kind of career interests me?
When you are searching for a new job opportunity, the first place you should start is to find a position that falls in line with your desired career path. Look for local companies that you may be able to work for and see if there is a vacancy in which you meet the qualifications.
What skills do I have?
An important asset to any job search is to have a resume that stands out from the crowd. It may be competitive for an entry level position depending on the career path you choose. You can post your resume on recruiting websites to have access to more jobs.
Is there any type of work I dislike?
If you need a job immediately, you might have to find a position that doesn't match your desired career. You should try to avoid any specific role or job type that you dislike, if possible. You may have to settle for a position, but it doesn't have to be a role that you despise. An employment agency will ask you what types of work you are willing to do.
EMPLOYMENT-AGENCIES-AND-PLACEMENT-SERVICES IN/NEAR PORTLAND
An employment agency, at any level, is essentially a broker. Most commonly, they have a database of employees and when an opportunity opens up; contact those they find most suited. They may also supply the client with a short list of resumes.
Employment agencies commonly assign workers on a temporary basis. Assignments may be as short as a few hours or may last for several years. In some cases, a temporary assignment may turn into a permanent position. Some agencies have offices all over the country, but offices generally handle things at a local level.
The majority find workers for entry level positions, often at the lower levels. Data entry and retail are common. However, some agencies specialize in specific industries, specific jobs, or high level head hunting.
Agencies hire human resource professionals. They conduct interviews, assess skills and then match resumes to clients. When a client presents an opportunity, they have the task of finding the right worker to fill the vacancy. In many cases, clients contract with an agency in order to outsource the job recruitment process. Agencies may also provide career support to their workers, teaching new computer software or advising on the job search in general. It is not uncommon for agencies to recruit support staff, such as receptionists, from their pool of potential employees.
Agents may also search the internet and job sites for posted resumes suitable for a specific opportunity. They handle human resource issues such as tax and benefits. When dealing with high level headhunting, they may be involved in complicated negotiations and national searches.
Employment agencies are, if anything, increasing in importance in the current job climate.