Prepare for your interview by researching the company and the person with whom you are meeting. Write down questions and take them into the interview with you. This will show you have prepared and are taking this interview seriously.
- Dress for success. Regardless of a company’s dress code you are still on an interview – wear a professional suit.
- Arrive no more than 10-15 minutes early.
- Be aware of your body language – handshake, eye contact, smile, and posture are all important non verbal communications.
- During the interview, you should do 50% of the talking and 50% listening. Be engaging and interactive but not overbearing or chatty.
- Ask for the position. If you are truly interested, make sure the interviewer knows that you are sincerely ready to move to the next step.
- Follow up with a handwritten thank you note. Email is fine, but a handwritten note is a personal touch that people still appreciate.
2.9 million people per day are employed by staffing companies.
530,000 new jobs have been created by staffing companies over the past two years.
82% of temporary employees work full time, virtually the same as the rest of the work force.
64% of temporary employees say flexible work time is important to them.
28% of temporary employees say they work for a staffing company because it gives them the flexibility and time to pursue nonwork interests.
81% of companies cite labor force flexibility as the overriding reason for employing contingent and temporary workers.
Placement and Staffing Agencies Provide You:
- Bridge to Full Time Employment
How to work with an agency?
- Client Base Must Match Your Skill Set – Interview the Agency
- CAREFULLY Update Resume and References
- Set an Interview or Walk In
- Ask Questions – Be Prepared
- Maintain Regular, Professional Follow Up
- You Should NEVER Pay For Services
How does the process work?
- Interview With Agency
- Agency Sources Potential Matches
- Agency Contacts You To Discuss Interest and Qualifications
- Usually Interview With Client
- Client Accepts/Declines
- Agency Contacts You With Start Date or Looks For Other Assignment
Sources: American Staffing Association, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Conference Board (2006)