Tips for Job Seekers

Perhaps you have never considered looking for a job through a staffing service, but you should consider it.  Many people don’t realize there is no cost to them to get a job through a staffing agency and there are many advantages.

The fact is, a staffing service can provide a distinct advantage in your employment search. This holds true whether you are newly graduated, reentering the workforce, facing unemployment, thinking about changing careers or looking for a better opportunity (full or part-time). Here are a few benefits a great staffing service can offer.

More Opportunities

Most people are surprised to discover that many jobs are never advertised. Estimates of “hidden jobs” vary from 50 percent or even higher. (Forbes, 2014) Staffing agencies, on the other hand, have firsthand access to job openings. They may fill a position before it is even announced.

Moral Support

Job hunting is incredibly stressful. You spend hours on your application materials, fail to hear back from companies, and worst of all, constantly face rejection. The whole experience can be very defeating. Wouldn’t it be nice to have someone in your corner? Staffing coordinators at a staffing agency will be in the trenches with you. They will cheer you on, provide encouragement and help you land the right job.


One of the most frustrating parts of an employment search is the lack of response. If your resume does not generate an interview, that’s it. You have no idea what you did wrong (or if you did anything wrong). This is where a staffing coordinator can be a tremendous asset. They are experts in job placement and have relationships with hiring managers in multiple industries. Staffing coordinators have direct contact with those who are making the hiring decisions. This gives them unique insights into strategies that work and those that don’t.


Not everyone is looking for full-time permanent employment. You might want to pull in some extra income for the holidays, find a summer job or work in a different industry on a trial basis. Staffing agencies excel at providing these types of opportunities. And once you have established a good relationship with an agency, it will be easy for you to work with them on a regular basis depending on your scheduling needs.

Still not convinced? According to the American Staffing Association, staffing agencies place nearly 15 million temporary and contract workers each year in the United States. That is a big number.

Are you ready to consider a staffing agency? United Talent Staffing Services has West Virginia offices in Charleston, Morgantown, Parkersburg, Hurricane, and Huntington. Let us help you find a job today!