• Joss Benton

A Guide to Selecting the Best Employment Services

Joss Benton

July 8th 2021



There are many employment services and getting the best agency to help you can be challenging. Before choosing one, you need to know if they work for a company to get employees or are an individual firm, and how they can help you differently from other individuals or firms.

You can use a headhunter, employment agency, or a search firm to help you look for a job. It is essential to know that these three mean and work differently. Before choosing one, you should first understand how they work and the services offered by MSM employment services.




1. Classification Of Recruiting Firm


Employment Agency

Employment services connect job seekers with employers. Some of them charge job seekers, so it is essential to ask first. Most of these agencies are given the task of finding employers by the recruiting companies, so the company pays them. If this is the case with the job agency, they will not ask you to pay. Before committing yourself to work with a particular employment agency, find out about their terms of service.


Recruiter Or Headhunter

These are primarily individuals who help you with your job search. Some of them are employees of a firm to help them get an employee. In some cases, the recruiter will approach you and tell you to apply for a specific job in a firm they represent.


Executive Search Firm

Most search firms specialize in specific fields like banking or accounts. These firms work for the employer they are getting employees for. They are categorized into two types.

  • Contingency Employment Agency

Employers use contingency agencies when they are fishing for low and mid-level employees. These agencies receive a lot of resumes that they send to the employer. These agencies get paid after the candidate they present to the company is hired.

  • Retained Search Firm

Retained firms are made to get senior-level employees, and they are given a period to get the right candidate. These are paid whether the candidate they present is hired or not. Their salary includes expenses they incur in searching and a percentage of the employee’s salary. One of the fields where firms use retained search firms to get employees is health care.





2. When To Use A Recruiter

Looking for a job is not easy. If you have sent resumes to different firms and don’t get called for interviews, a recruiter can make it easier for you. Also, if you are looking for a high-level position, you might have to use a recruiter because most firms do not advertise those jobs.

Another reason you will choose to use a recruiter is if you want to get a job in a firm that uses recruiters only to reach employees.

Recruiters broaden your job search and expose you to other potential employees you could not have reached on your own. Since they are professional, your chances of getting the job increases when the recruiter represents your resume to the employer.





3. How To Choose An Employment Agency


Look For Those That Specialize In Your Specific Industry

These have a better understanding of the market and qualifications. They will also help to draft your resume in a way that attracts the employer.


Interview The Recruiter

Find out their experience. You can know this by the time they have worked with the company. Ask questions about the company so that you are sure the recruiter knows well about them. Spending some time with the recruiter builds your confidence that they are going to help you.


Ask For References

If this job agency has succeeded in getting people employment, then they have them as referees for the employment services they offer. Ask people who have worked with them about their experience dealing with that particular agency. Ensure you are comfortable with the company you are being recruited for and the recruiter.


Continue With Your Job Search

Do not entirely rely on the recruiter to help you in your job search. Continue looking for job openings and sending your resumes. Do that without the knowledge of the recruiter. Do not simply settle down and wait after sending your CVs to a job agency. Consider other open job offerings.