Candidate Services - Selecting the Right Placement Firm
Finding the opportunity that best fits you and your needs is a daunting challenge. Today, it is not only important to find the right job, but the right employer, the right people and the right work environment. And this all starts with choosing the right employment placement firm. If you're considering a placement firm, compare and consider the following:
Does the placement agent have a track record of placing candidates in similar positions? Does your agent have experience in industries and businesses you are interested in? Has the placement firm developed contacts and connections in your local marketplace? Make sure your agent addresses all these areas with you.
Does your placement agent truly listen and get to know you? Does your agent ask detailed and revealing questions that get to the heart of who you are, the qualities you offer and the situations you desire? Finding the right opportunity requires an agent to really get to know you and your strengths, as well as your weaknesses. It's the key to connecting you with a long-term, rewarding career.
Do You "Connect"?
It is also important that you and your placement agent communicate effectively and make a solid connection. The key is to ask good questions and get to know them. If they are simply focused on "placing" you, or filling some irrelevant job opening, rather than getting to know you and helping you find the right opportunity, you may want to consider a different firm.