When you’re in the market for a new position, you may think about checking internet ads to see what is available in your area. But could you be missing out on important opportunities by skipping over another source? Staffing agencies, especially those in a specialized industry, can work with you to help you find a flexible job. Before you start sending your resume into the great unknown, here are some reasons to consider applying with an agency.
You can choose your assignments.
When working with an agency, you have some control over the assignments you will accept. If your recruiter contacts you about an assignment that isn’t suited to your schedule or your experience, you can turn them down. Let them know why it isn’t a fit for you so they can make different choices when they approach you with another opportunity.
You can find the right schedule for your life.
If you want to work temporary assignments, it may be because you want more flexibility in your life. Maybe you want to travel more. Maybe working short-term assignments is better for your family. Whatever the case, you can work with your recruiter to find the right schedule for your jobs.
You can transition to a permanent job.
Of course, another hidden benefit of working temporary jobs is to find out if you like the company enough to work there on a permanent basis. You get to see the inner workings of the company on a short-term basis. If they approach you with a long term offer, you can make an educated decision about the job.
You can network for additional opportunities.
Finally, working with a recruiter and multiple companies gives you an opportunity to network. You get to meet different managers, different coworkers, and different recruiters. For instance, if you work a temporary job with a supervisor who then goes on to a management role for another company, they may remember you and request you in the future.
Are you looking for a flexible job in the marine industry? The recruiters at Hutco can help you find the right opportunity, so call now!