Employment agencies are the ones that provide succour to many. They are the new age messiahs, that provide lot of hope and make many dreams come true. There are many types of employment agencies segregated by their vocational concentration. Some deal with IT, some administration and some sales. Apart from these there are some that cater exclusively for the Government departments.
These agencies charge a fee for their services and the same varies from one agency to the other and also from one customer to another. Generally most of the employment agencies have many companies as their clients. They are responsible for scouring out ideal employees for these companies. Employment agencies make use of marketing or cold calling to get potential candidates for their clients. A good curriculum vita with all the necessary prerequisites marketed by employment translates into a powerful calling card for the applicants. Cold calling is systematically calling different companies and attempting to sell employment services.
A good employment agency has a good reputation with its clients and the following points to be branded as one that can be relied on:
Possesses good experience or has employees that are experienced enough to serve in the best possible manner.
Always advertise your specific area of employment such as healthcare, or executives or skilled engineers. Employers tend to hire agencies that are specialized in seeking out qualified employees in a particular vocation.
Job seekers that have been laid off or those that may need help in tweaking their skills or their resumes might find it helpful to approach employment agencies that offer to give them training assistance so that they find it successful in finding a job. Many of these agencies offer free computer and other technical classes to increase the skill levels of applicants.
Always remember you need to account for the fees you charge from your clients. Therefore be transparent when accounting for your charges or services. Companies may disapprove if there are hidden charges that might catch them unawares. Until the job is done do not bill a company and detail in the bill what the charges are for. Some agencies provide their services free to applicants but bill employers for the services rendered.
Always spell out your terms and contracts in the best way possible to avoid misunderstandings. Its always best to be a thorough professional agency with the best services rather than one that is good but with hidden charges. Beware of such a reputation. It will ruin you in the long run.
Employment agencies may cost money, but they decrease the work load tremendously.