The following is another question asked following the webinar I did for the alumni of Georgetown University entitled “Resumes, Interviewing and the World of Work” along with my response:
Thanks so much for the interviewing and resume seminar. I live in the Denver, CO area and wonder if you have any recruitment services you can recommend to me in this area.
Glad it was of value!
I suggest three approaches to finding a staffing service in your area that can be of service to you.
First – go to www.americanstaffing.net – the website of the American Staffing Association. Go to the “Job Seekers” tab and take it from there to find several staffing services in your area of experience/expertise as well as in the Denver area.
The second thing is to talk to friends and business contacts and ask them which staffing services they have used in the past and get their feedback.
Third – regardless of how you come up with a staffing service or two to consider working with – vet them. I cover in great detail how to do so in my book, but essentially you want to “interview” them as to their ability to be of service to YOU!
Ask such questions as:
- How long has your firm been in business?
- How long have you been a recruiter?
- I am looking for a position as a controller or accounting manager. How many orders like that have you personally filled in the past year? How about your firm?
- How many people work in your firm?
You get the idea!!
For further information, buy my book and read Chapter Six – “How to Best Use a Staffing Service Company/Headhunter” (shameless book pitch!!)