Leaving The Nest - Ep 2 - What Is A Staffing Firm?
Let’s address the elephant in the room. Or rather, let’s reveal that there’s an elephant in the room.
Recent college grads and job seekers may not know about staffing firms. They may not know what they are or what they do.
When I was in college, I didn’t know they existed or that there was an entire industry built around recruiting. And here’s a fun fact: when our founders, Tom And Brandon, were in college, they didn’t know about staffing firms either!
It’s just not something that a lot of people talk about.
This is Leaving The Nest and my name is Kathleen Pellegrino from ROCS Grad Staffing. Our mission is to help you find a job out of college and thrive in the real world.
In today’s episode, we’re going to address the elephant: staffing firms. What are they? How can they help? And—perhaps most importantly—why should we care about them?
I hope we’re able to clear the air about staffing firms and give you confidence that searching for a job after college doesn’t need to be scary or disconcerting. Recruiting firms like ROCS can help make the experience fast, fulfilling, and enjoyable.
In This Episode:
[01:30] - What is a staffing firm and why should college grads care to use them?
[03:22] - Kathleen explains how staffing firms relate to temp agencies.
[04:37] - Kathleen addresses some of the concerns college grads have about working with staffing firms.
[05:45] - We’re introduced to the process atROCS.
[07:02] - The first couple of stages in recruitment are very general, according to Kathleen.
[07:30] - Interviewing once with ROCS is like interviewing for twenty jobs at once.
[07:53] - Kathleen shares a story about howROCS helped a recent college grad who wanted to work in graphic design but ROCSwasn’t recruiting for that role at that time.
[10:01] - We learn how ROCS connects the dots behind the scenes for other job opportunities that applicants might also enjoydoing.
[11:07] - Who are ROCS’ clients?
[13:00] - Because ROCS has built a lot of trust with their clients, Kathleen reveals that college grads have a leg up onthe competition.
[14:28] - Kathleen responds to the rumors that staffing firms take money from paychecks and finally reveals whose sidestaffing firms are actually on.
[17:02] - One of the biggest challenges jobseekers actually face is not hearing back from employers.
[19:06] - How long does a job seeker have to wait before they can get into an interview?
[20:45] - We hear about a success story of someone that took a chance on ROCS and how her career progressed and grew inthe years that followed.
[22:46] - What motivates Kathleen and the team at ROCS?
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