How to Prepare for an Interview With a Staffing Agency

Fresh out of school? Looking for your next career move? Or maybe just want to try something new? There are seemingly endless reasons for a person to be on the prowl for employment opportunities, and perhaps one of the best places to start – and usually end – one’s search is with an established staffing agency.

A staffing agency can be a wealth of opportunity for the avid job seeker. These men and women make a living helping people find the right job opportunities and without a word of exaggeration – your success is their success.

So, how does it work?

Well, aside from the decision to turn to a staffing agency for your next job search, the next step is the interview; and we are here to help. These tips will give you an edge and help both you and the recruiter to land your next big role.

Know what type of work you want

While an agency is a great place to discuss your options, many of them specialize and offer different types of work: seasonal, temporary, temporary-to-hire and a plethora in between. Knowing what you want – whether it’s to earn some extra cash, a new full-time job, or something to help supplement your current income – can make both you and the recruiters lives easier.

Be prepared to answer questions

More specifically; two types of questions. First, your interviewer will likely be interested in where your expertise and experience lay. This will give them an idea of where you might best be suited. Second, they will want to know where YOU feel you will be a good fit. Often people approach agencies to try something new, and when you can convey this information accurately to a recruiter, it becomes much easier for them to align your skill set with your next opportunity.

Be diligent and honest with your other job searches

First, there is nothing wrong with approaching more than one agency on your hunt for a job. However, keep track of who you are working with and where you have already applied as this can avoid a conflict of interest and do wonders to impress the recruiter you are working with.

Keep an open mind

Although you likely know, or at least have a general idea of what type of work you’d like to do, we recommend keeping an open mind to possible suggestions or opportunities that recruiters might float your way. The truth is they are professionals and could possibly help you move in an exciting new direction you’d never thought of.

Get the most out of 2019 by starting something great.

Contact Intermountain Staffing today and learn the difference that working with an industry leader can make.