5 Ways to tell if you are working with the right Recruiting Agency

Shaun Enders

How Do You Know if you have selected the right recruiting partner?

Searching for a job can be a challenging process. Not only is there an overwhelming amount of job sites and recruiting agencies, but sometimes it can be challenging to determine which ones are legitimate and which ones might be a dead end. Here at Transition Staffing Group we are the #1 highest rated staffing firm throughout California. As an accredited staffing firm ourselves, we hate to hear when candidates have experienced less than stellar service. A basic rule of thumb is that if something sounds too good to be true, then it probably is. For example, is your recruiting partner is promising too much or avoiding calls, it might be a sign of what’s to come. Here are 5 easy ways to predict if you are going to have a great experience with your Recruiting partner.

Curious Recruiters

Unfortunately, the world is filled with people who lack curiosity, but that shouldn’t be the case when it comes to your Recruiter. Recruiters should take the time to get to know you. We should ask the tough questions and not only understand your job search from your perspective, but we should take the time to educate you on how you might be perceived by hiring companies. Curious recruiters can’t help themselves but to dig in and uncover potential red flags. We aren’t looking for those gotcha moments, we are more interested in how to be prepared in the event a client asks us about these hidden pitfalls. Take note and see if you are fortunate enough to be working with a curious recruiter.

Strong Online Presence

Make sure that your recruiting agency has a strong online presence. Not only a website, but cross-check with Google to see if they have a Google my Business page setup with a correlating phone number and email address, as well as positive reviews. Check to see if they are on social media, or if there is any other information about them online, such as articles written. You should be proud of your recruiting partner and a reputable firm should have reviews that speak to their service. It’s no accident Transition Staffing Group has lots of satisfied candidates!

Realistic Expectations

A seasoned Recruiter should set realistic expectations. We should know how the hiring landscape looks at any given moment and how smooth or challenging our success rate will be with a background or resume like yours. This type of open and honest dialogue is exactly what you need as you prepare for the next big thing in your professional life. The reason why employers choose to work with Transition Staffing Group is because we have a transparent six-step process that simply works.

Successful History of Job Placements

Any reputable firm should be able to share with you what companies they partner with and what percentage of successful placements they have each year. Industry average for requisitions filled hovers around 22% while Transition Staffing Group has enjoyed a ratio of over 50% for over a decade. The reason for the difference is requisition qualification and honest conversations with hiring managers and candidates. You simply cannot cut corners if you want to fill a higher percentage of job openings. When you fill a higher percentage of your openings, you establish better relationships with hiring companies and candidates. It’s a win/win/win!

Technology Stack

Although this might seem a little bit back office for a front office conversation, the truth is, in this day and age, technology matters. What tools will your recruiter use to make sure you receive confidential yet impactful marketing of your background. Within the recruiting industry, we don’t wait around for job openings to come to us. Great recruiters will take your resume to market and the best Recruiters will be sure to be very discrete yet efficient. Times have changed though and picking up a phone and speaking with the best hiring managers isn’t an effective use of time. You need to have a partner that has a platform they are able to tap for these type of marketing efforts. At Transition Staffing Group, we have a proprietary platform that does just this, we are able to confidentially reach thousands of hiring managers with your background which generates a high volume of interest in your profile. Talk to your partner about their tools and how they will generate interest in your background, you will be glad you did!

Submit Your Resume Today

If you are looking for a job in San Diego, use California’s most trusted staffing agency. Submit your resume to us today, or give us a call at (858) 404-9900. Transition Staffing Group is here to connect highly qualified, fully-vetted candidates with exceptional companies. Get started with us today!