“Do Staffing Firms Charge Candidates?” Answers to This Question And More

If you’ve been stuck in a job search rut for a while, you know it’s time to change your approach.  Working with a recruiter can be the “fresh start” you need for job search success – but if you’ve never worked with one before, you probably have questions.

Here are some of the top questions job seekers ask when looking for a recruiter:

Do Staffing Firms Charge Candidates?

We do not.  Qualified staffing firms are paid by the hiring employer in one of two ways.  A “retained” search firm is paid by a particular employer to carry out a job search, usually for a specific, high-profile candidate or position.  A “contingent” search firm is paid by the employer only if a candidate we recommended accepts a job offer from the company.

Never agree to work with a staffing firm that requires you to pay for their help.  Instead, choose a firm that specializes in placing professionals in your field – and that doesn’t charge you for the service.

I Thought Staffing Firms Only Offered Temp Jobs.  Is That True?

No!  Most staffing companies specialize in connecting job-seekers with a full range of open jobs.  While staffing firms do seek out qualified individuals for temporary or contract work, they also connect job-seekers with temp-to-perm and direct-hire positions with local employers.

While temporary work opens up many opportunities for the right candidate, if you’re looking solely for a long-term position, your recruiter can still help.

Am I Required to Take a Job the Staffing Firm Finds for Me?

You’re never required to take any job your recruiter helped you find, even if the employer makes an offer.  Nor are you required to limit your job search to the recruiter’s postings, clients, or job boards.

We’re here to help you expand your job search, not to limit it.  If you accept a position you found on your own, just give us a call to let us know.  We’ll be happy that you’ve found the right fit for your career goals.

At Marquee Staffing, our recruiters connect with top companies throughout SoCal to help job-seekers find the fit that’s right for them.  Contact us today to learn more about our job opportunities in Southern California.

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