If you are on the hunt for a rewarding career, it can be challenging to know where to start in your search. One option that can help maximize your efforts is to work with a staffing agency. Staffing agencies can offer benefits like exclusive training resources, interview tips, and a streamlined process to help match you to the job of your dreams in less time than searching on your own.

Read on to learn more about staffing agencies to determine if working with one is the right move for your career goals.

What is a Staffing Agency?

Staffing agencies work to match job seekers to their ideal careers and open job opportunities.

It’s a common misconception that staffing agencies are only useful for those looking to fill part-time positions or temporary employment. While this may be true for some staffing agencies, others specialize in particular industries to help candidates find direct-hire, full-time, and contract positions.

For instance, CRG offers direct-hire, contract-to-hire, and contract staffing services for specialized fields such as:

  • Information Technology
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Administrative & Customer Service
  • Procurement & Supply Chain 

How Do Staffing Agencies Work?

Staffing agencies work with companies and job seekers to fill open roles. Typically, staffing agencies will provide career options after speaking with you about your career goals. There are a number of steps you can expect to take when working with a staffing agency, including:

  • Meeting with a recruiter to discuss your qualifications.
  • Preparing to review interview materials, best practices, and a detailed job description overview.
  • Background checks and drug screenings (if required).

Tips for Choosing & Working With a Staffing Agency

Once you’ve decided that working with a staffing agency is the best move for you, it’s time to find the best fit. Use these tried-and-true tips for choosing and working with a staffing agency to find your dream career:

  • Choose a staffing agency with a proven track record for excellence.
  • Gain insight from customer reviews.
  • Consider an agency that specializes in your industry.
  • Don’t be afraid to be yourself. 
  • Be honest.
  • Don’t be afraid to say “no.”
  • Ask Questions.
  • Take advantage of additional support and training.

Why Choose CRG As My Staffing Agency?

CRG goes above and beyond to ensure their candidates receive the best service and most positive outcomes. At CRG, our staffing expertise gives our clients the best tools for success. We have helped over 12,000 job seekers find their ideal positions, and have a proven record of reducing hiring time by 40%. Here are a few of the ways CRG works for you:

Candidate-Focused Mentality

At CRG, you will partner with skilled recruiters who understand your industry and preferred roles. Our recruiters take the time to build a relationship with you, focusing on multiple facets of candidate support from your skills, and goals, to your weaknesses and where there is room for improvement. 

Our recruiters will do everything possible to provide quick feedback and clearly define the next steps at every point of the process. When you partner with CRG, you’ll have access to exclusive training and interview tools that help you at every point in your career search and transition.

Ongoing Candidate Support 

We understand that an uncertain future can be stressful. That’s why at CRG, our team of expert recruiters doesn’t just help you with the job search and then leave you out to dry. They are there to support you regardless of the interview outcome. 

We help manage your career transition from scheduling interviews, handling counteroffers, regular check-ins, HR-related inquiries, and more. When you’re in your new role, we check in to make sure everything is going smoothly or see what can be improved. But don’t just take our word for it! Hear for yourself from CRG’s staffing team members what being part of the CRG team is like, or read up on our customer testimonials for more valuable insight on what it’s like to partner with CRG.

Find Your Dream Career With Support From CRG

At CRG, our purpose is to empower people for what’s next in their careers, and the measure of any person or organization can be found in the values they live. We believe that our values and industry leadership reflect the deep faith that drives every decision and action we make. Whether you are in need of an IT recruiter to help staff your department, are looking for accounting staffing solutions, or one of our other specialized industries, CRG can help.

Think CRG is a good fit for your career goals? Contact us today to learn more about our process and discuss what job opportunities are waiting for you through CRG.