You’re unhappy, bored, overworked, underpaid…
Whatever the reason, you’re ready for a career change.
But changing careers can be challenging, and many people don’t know how to get started.
Consider partnering with a staffing agency.
They are a great resource for individuals who are interested in transitioning careers – and working with a staffing agency is 100% free to job seekers!
Here are 3 ways a staffing agency can help you change careers:
1. They allow you to test-drive jobs.
Staffing agencies are helpful when changing careers because they allow you the opportunity to try new things. This is especially useful if you aren’t quite sure what you want to do next. You can take short-term jobs in new roles or industries to see what you like and dislike. And even if you decide a job isn’t for you, you’re still gaining experience and building your skill set, which you can add to your resume.
2. They can help you showcase your skills.
Recruiters can help you highlight all of the skills and experience you have worked hard to gain, so that a prospective employer isn’t solely looking at your previous job title. Many recruiters will help you format your resume so that you are showcasing your transferable skills and will provide you with interview prep to ensure you are able to effectively discuss all the qualities you bring to the table. This is a big help when you want to change careers, but don’t want to take a big step backward or start all over.
3. They’re well connected.
Staffing agencies work with local companies, both big and small, across a variety of industries. They can help get you in front of some great companies that you may not have found on your own. Remember, some companies only use staffing agencies for hiring. So, in certain situations, they may be your only option to get in front of hiring managers.
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How TERRA Can Help You
If you need help transitioning to a new career, contact your local TERRA office.
We have 11 offices across the Seattle, Portland and Phoenix Metro areas and our expert recruiters are eager to speak with you to discuss your skills.
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New jobs become available daily and the sooner we know of your interests, the sooner we can help you find the right fit.