Tit for Tat: What Job Employment Agencies Want from You

job employment agenciesIf you really need a job, and can’t make any headway applying on your own, why not give job employment agencies a try? These companies are open to helping out would-be employees find a job that’s well suited for them.

When you do decide to work with a job employment agency to find a company that needs your specific skill and talents, do polish up on three very important things.

Your Resume

Resume, curriculum vitae, work history — call it whatever you want, but make it as professional as possible. Forget the fancy but unreadable font; make sure the sheets are properly numbered and paperclipped together. Use a document sleeve or folder to make sure it doesn’t get damaged. This is especially useful if you’re going to do a lot of traveling for multiple interviews.

For a better chance of being hired, stick to the truth. No amount of embellishments and false data can increase your chances of getting hired especially in this technological age where information is but a few clicks away.  Don’t worry if you are a newbie, the employment agencies will make sure to look for employment for your experience level.

Your Interview

A job interviewer will most likely have multiple interviews through the day, so be on time. Once inside, the interviewer will be looking at how you present yourself and will have only a few minutes to talk to you. The good thing with job agencies is that they will be brief with their interview, and if you need another interview for the company you will be sent to, they will usually brief you on what typical questions are usually asked in those kinds of interviews.

Your Follow-Up

Most agencies have so many people coming in and out of their offices that they may take a while looking for the right company for you. So, it’s a good idea to make a follow-up call or send an email to your contact or interviewer to make sure they still have you in mind. Agencies would normally always let their applicants know whether they’ve found something or not. If half a month of inquiry hasn’t yielded anything, don’t be shy to ask about getting referred to other companies for interviews.

Here’s hoping that these survival tips will make your job hunt much easier. Be sure to look for online job agencies that have both a good reputation and feedback on their support. Though it may take time, they will find a company that needs you in their ranks.