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When you decide that it’s time to look for a job, what steps do you take?  Do you go onto job boards, start searching and submit your resume?   Do you ask around to your friends and family to see if they know someone hiring in your field?

How about using a Staffing Agency? There are many rumors that surround using Staffing as a means to get a job.  I am here to help settle those rumors.

-          - It costs money to go through an agency. 

o   FALSE.  Going through a Temp Agency is totally free for the job seeker.   No hidden fees when you receive your first paycheck, “one-time payment”, it’s totally FREE!

-          - Staffing Firms only offer temporary/short –term work.

o   FALSE. Dawson offers temporary, temp-to-perm, contract and direct hire jobs.

-           - I have had horrible experiences with other agencies. 

o   While it’s unfortunate that there are some bad seeds out there (with every business), it is TRUE that Dawson will ensure you have the best experience and have you leaving feeling confident that we can help you find what you’re looking for.

-          - What I am looking for is too specific for a Temp Agency

o   FALSE.  Dawson’s divisions include Office, IT, Accounting & Finance, IT, Creative, Call Center, Light Industrial and Healthcare/Vendor Management Services – all dedicated to helping you find your dream job!

Still hesitant about going the Staffing route? What else can I answer for you?

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Tags: Agency, Resume, Staffing, Temp

Comment by Amy Ala on November 7, 2011 at 3:00pm

Thanks Glenna - When I worked for my state's Employment Security Dept as a career counselor to the unemployed I was always shocked and disappointed at their resistance to do "temp work". Now as a corporate recruiter I will take a candidate who has stayed busy and kept their skills sharp with temporary assignments over an equally qualified candidate who has not. Another myth - temp work does NOT cause you to lose your unemployment benefits, at least in WA state. Everyone is qualified for a "bucket" of money, paid out weekly. If you earn money you don't get your weekly benefit (or maybe part of it), but that just means you drain your bucket slower. Makes your benefit last longer and therefore is beneficial.

Comment by Glenna Halligan on November 7, 2011 at 3:25pm

Amy -

Very true and I agree with being impressed by someone staying busy and doing what they can while searching.  Great points! Yes, every state is different with the unemployment benefits, but it never hurts to ask and try to see what else one can do.  Thanks so much for your comments!

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