Employment Placement Services, as commonly called, is a kind of representative on your behalf, in form of employers searching for a human resource. Normally, an employment agency will help you produce an ideal resume; given to the Employers and list you for the positions available in a field relevant to your career interests and resume. The best aspect is that they won’t charge except for writing Resume. They aren’t a charity although, they will charge the Employers, you’re the commodity and then Employers are the clients that are, buyers.
Using an employment placement service for job search is a great option in most situations especially, during the recession as there’re not many available opportunities or advertising as well as filled (if there’re any) via internal hiring or even through employment agencies.
How you can make most of it; When making use of an Employment Placement Service?
– You wouldn’t want a bad representative. Choose a reputed and properly connected (infield) employment placement for your job search. Selecting a bad representative for them to sell you to Employers can diminish or decrease your chances of getting considered for the open positions related to your resume.
– Meet personally with the people at employment service i.e. recruiters.
– Openly discuss your weaknesses, strengths, experiences, career goals and skills with the recruiter. They can get out from you, the entire important thing that needs to feature on your resume. After all, they’re the experts.
– Don’t hide or lie about anything. They always meet people like you daily and would judge/get to know. Although they aren’t gods, they are just “the people in business”.
– Avoid giving false/misleading information to your recruiter. It is not a good idea to inform recruiter concerning an achievement you didn’t make, or a skill you do not have. This can be disastrous for the quest to a good job.
– Allow the recruiters to do their work; do not portray yourself as “I’m smarter than you”.
– Now, you don’t have to hide in case you have submitted resume to many recruitment services. They do not mind knowing that. You decide how much you would like to share concerning it. Submitting the resume to recruitment services is like selling an item and it is your will to whom you want to sell.
Using Job boards/Online Recruiters
Posting resume to job boards/online recruiters is always a great idea. Below are some listed do’s and don’ts for better outcomes:
- Your resume has to contain correct, complete and updated information about yourself.
- Don’t share your financial or other information which you won’t like to share publicly or a limited public.
- Don’t miss any opportunity; subscribe for employment alert services to be updated about the recently available openings.
- Don’t pay an Employer that might call you for interview or test on any pretext.
- Don’t pay for any job hunting services; note you are the commodity and not the buyer.
The job search is among the most important stages of your life. Select wisely and also make the most out of the tools available for your career management or job search. Do not allow yourself to be deprived of the valuable channels and resources that can land you to an outstanding career.