Any number of reasons can make it difficult to secure employment, such as being lengthily unemployed or living in an area with a poor job market. Whether you are unable to find long-term employment or are looking to supplement your household income, a job placement service can offer you advantages over seeking employment on your own.
They Can Help You Find Unadvertised Jobs
Some businesses may rely on job placement services to help them fill vacancies instead of advertising online or through other media outlets--especially if a business wants their HR and IT teams to focus on other tasks. And for many businesses, there may be additional benefits to using a placement service. For instance, they can typically screen applicants and do background checks, thus making it easier and faster to fill vacancies. Since these opportunities may come and go quickly, it is inefficient to post them on job boards or in newspapers. By connecting with a placement service, you will be able to apply and be screened for many jobs at once rather than picking and choosing through jobs on websites that may not be updated regularly.
They Can Help You Find Jobs That Require Less Schooling
Many placement services, especially ones with "day labor" opportunities, are more concerned about your ability to do the job correctly than having significant education and experience in the field. If you are familiar with doing landscaping or construction tasks, but may not have a strong work history, you will find more opportunities for employment through a service than being hired directly by a business.
They Can Provide On-The-Job Training
Due to the nature of the jobs typically offered by a service, such as fully temporary or temp-to-hire, you may find more opportunities with on-the-job training. Since some companies may need a few employees to do a specific, but highly-skilled task, it may be more cost-effective to train a few temporary laborers to do this task rather than hire employees with significant training or education in the field. Some examples may include localities with strong shipyard, fishing, agricultural, or gasoline industries. And even if you aren't applying for a job that is sector-specific, placement services can still help you by updating your resume and improving your interviewing skills. You can talk with a service, like BIRK Staffing & Technical Services, for more information.
They Can Find Temporary Placements
If you are facing a financial emergency or expect a significant change in your income, job placement services are often the quickest method of earning money. Since you are not expected to be a long-term employee, you do not have to be concerned about developing a poor job history by leaving jobs frequently. Much like freelance work, you can often piece together opportunities that best fit your schedule and needs, especially if they change frequently. You may also want to consider using a service if you have serious health problems and can't commit to a company long term. Many people with significant health problems struggle to maintain a full-time job, especially if they have physical limitations or frequently need to use their sick days.