Let’s face it—looking for a new job can take a lot of mental and emotional energy. Maybe you’re unhappy where you currently work and have finally made the difficult decision to branch out into the unknown. Maybe you’ve been unemployed for a while and are struggling to find the right job for you, or perhaps you’re in a field where your work is seasonal or temporary and you have to go through the process of searching for a new job every few months or so.
Any way you slice it, you’re heavily invested in finding the right job.
That’s what makes it so disappointing when you turn to a staffing agency for help and you feel like they’re not that interested in actually helping you. You get the distinct impression that they just see you as a cog in their machine, or a means to their own ends.
Here are some sure signs that a staffing agency is more interested in keeping things easy for themselves than actually helping your career.