How to Choose a Recruiting Agency: Understanding Job Longevity

If you’ve never worked with a staffing or recruiting agency before,  it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the variety of services and work placements, as well as the jargon many recruiters and agencies use. Although you don’t need to be an expert, there are a few things you should know to help differentiate between agencies and find someone who will serve your individual needs. When it comes to staffing roles (i.e., not direct-hire), it’s important to understand your likely longevity in the position.

 What to know:

You’ll need to know the details regarding your role at the client company, employment timelines, and the potential of eventually being hired by the client company if you get placed in a temporary role.

What to ask:

  • How long is the typical placement?
  • What percentage of temporary workers are hired by the client and what is the typical timeframe?
  • What type of services does the agency provide for this client?
  • What is the work environment like and what should I know about the client?


*This content was originally written as a guest post on Mac’s list, available here.