Why Job seekers Should Work With a Recruitment Company in 2023 - Live Assets

Why Job seekers Should Work With a Recruitment Company in 2023

January 10, 2023 -

Are you looking for a new job in 2023? 


If you plan on finding a new job, consider yourself part of the 50% of working Canadians who say they will be on the hunt for a new job in the first half of 2023. We all know how stressful job searching is, and it doesn’t have to be, at least not when you work with a staffing agency. Working with a technical recruiter gains you access to expert industry insights and market trends, an ever-growing professional network and plenty more benefits.


Take a look at why else you should job hunt with a recruitment company in 2023.


Hack into the hidden job market

Did you know that 80% of job vacancies aren’t advertised to the public? Yeah, it’s called the hidden job market. We’ll be honest there are ways to hack the hidden job market without the help of a staffing firm, but it’s insanely tedious and time-consuming work. Job hunting is already stressful enough as it is, so why put yourself through that? When working with a recruiter, you unlock advertised jobs and will have access to the various employers that hire exclusively through recruitment agencies.


Overcome employment barriers

Barriers to employment refer to anything that impedes your chances of getting or holding down a job. Many individuals are perfectly qualified for jobs, but employers don’t recognize this talent due to barriers such as being a newcomer to Canada, age, disability, or lack of experience. A recruitment agency can advocate for you and


Get professional feedback on your resume and interview skills 

You’ll most likely find yourself searching for jobs more than once throughout your career. This process can be highly draining mentally and physically, and it can be hard to tell if your efforts are paying off. It’s more common than not for employers to ghost candidates after rejection, making it even more impossible to learn and grow in your job search and interview strategies.

Recruiters are experts on all things hiring and job searching. Their years of experience and knowledge allow them to know what employers are looking for and use this knowledge to guide you from the application process to the interview. A skilled recruiter knows how to provide criticism constructively and can offer guidance to help you improve until you find the job of your dreams. So even if you aren’t successful immediately, every job interview will be a learning experience and another chance to improve and further perfect your job search techniques.


Try before committing

Most recruitment agencies will have temp-to-hire, temporary or contract roles available. Working temp jobs can help you determine if a role is a good fit or not before committing long-term. If you are starting your career or making a career change, temporary positions can help you learn about yourself and your professional needs. Are you able to handle long commutes? Do you prefer working alone or in a team? Are you most productive in the office or working from home? What management style do you work best under? Knowing these things and more about yourself will help you find companies that meet these needs and lead to better job matches in the future.


Get your leg in the door

Advertised jobs attract large pools of applicants, which causes the need for applicant tracking systems (ATS), a system built to sort through resumes and applications only choosing candidates suited for the job. Candidates deemed suitable by the system submitted resumes that contained keywords that matched the ones in the system. ATS can make it tough to get your resume into the hands of the hiring manager and secure the first interview. Using their connections, technical recruiters can bypass this system and directly submit your resume to employers, increasing your chances of success.


For further tips, check out these guides:


5 Top Traits To Look For In A Recruiter


The Dos and Don’ts of Working With a Recruiter


How we Interview at Live Assets




IT Recruitment Agency in Toronto | About Live Assets | IT Staffing Solutions

Live Assets is a boutique IT Staffing/Recruiting firm specializing exclusively in building IT teams of excellence for the Information Technology sector.

We are a small, but productive team that works closely together and has had a 96% success rate for the past number of years!

We have a diverse number of clients and industries and focus on both full-time and contract I.T. opportunities.

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