Should I Be Wary of a Temporary Employment Agency?
Should I Be Wary of a Temporary Employment Agency That Doesn’t Test My Skills Before Matching Me? Č While working at a staffing company in awhile, my colleague and I were talking about an Ad for Students Looking for Students online posting that caught our attention. We both Xbox blaming the companies Receptionist with the ability to sometimes be a klutz.
He mentioned that he checked out the posting and saw that the offered salary was higher than he expected, but he decided to go with his gut and sent in his resume anyway. After being matched with an employer via online voice, my colleague was disappointed with the low salary offered. He mentioned that he was told by the hiring manager that the organization was told to offer a salary at the minimum but to see what else could be offered.
My colleague’s gut feeling was that he should have done some research about the company prior to submitting his resume. I commended him for his tenacity and conviction to keep on going and trying something new in spite of virtual 100% certainty that it would not work out. We were both correct.
Over the years we have seen numerous Sales and Marketing professionals drop out or reduce their motivation level after being promised PLENTY of opportunities at tiny salaries with unlimited commission support. I believe that a career coach is an inefficient way of dealing with this type of decision-making.
Think about this: given your current expertise, skills and experience, is there anything that you do better than anyone else? What is it about your background and skills that gives you an edge over the competition? What is it about you that makes you the “Best Candidate” for the job? I would think that answering “YES” to those questions is a given. However, that is not necessarily true. At least in the eyes of the corporate big wigs out there.
Corporate recruiters are looking for the “right” candidate by looking for three things:
- Confidence: without it, you won’t get any farther than you have gone so far. It is built up over a period of time and with time, it will simply become self-off mentored.
- Ease: in some ways, confidence can be more important that knowledge. If you are not sure of yourself, how can you expect someone else to be confident in you as you look for a job? The only way to tell is by body language. clinching an interview with a “great” body language like a firm handshake, a confidently toned voice, a smiling face can plant positive feelings in your mind and confidence.
- Entertainment: yes, the cliché that “lines of code go hand in hand” is true. Interviewees who have an rusty laugh or a wacky hairstyle are either perceived as being tongue-tied or as being unsociable. Both these things are bad in an interview. You will either have to laughter, smile and face slump if you wish to be perceived as somebody who won’t fit in.
The key to successfully deal with these three elements is to take the time to research the company you are interviewing with. Know their history and Legacy. If you can do that, then you can be comfortable. If you don’t, then please feel free to use the services of an expert.
In order to get that step-robe, you may have to show up at the interview venue in a tee shirt and Bermuda shorts. Is that the way you want to be perceived? If so, sorry, that’s the way it is. Some companies and candidates just do not want to hear that.
They don’t want to be thought of as unprofessional, tasteless etc. Be the first to introduce yourself and be the first to bring a beverage to your mouth when you sit down for your interview. At the beginning of the interview, always maintain eye contact with whoever is speaking. That alone will be noticed by the person(s) interviewing you.
What about those dress shoes You know those dress shoes that you can’t stand because they are always digging into your sole thus preventing proper orthodontic shoe fitment (which means they need to be replaced every 3-6 months).
Some interviewers/assessors just don’t understand the mechanics of orthodontics (the science) or they just don’t care to find out because a. non-professional looking orthodontic pair of dress shoes that look great once put on and fit into the booty seat of a car is going to completely blow their mind. I once had that happen to me when I was trying to find a place to put my orthodontic frame. I tried to find a pair of dress shoes that looked great and still fit into the booty seat of my car. I mean, these shoes worked for my booty!