Getting Real With Roses

What Job Openings Do You Have?

Looking for a job can be an intense process. Each search creates a range of emotions and questions far beyond if a job fulfills our want/need to pay the bills. Besides providing financial security, finding the right job is about using personal skills, making connections and finding ways to progress toward larger goals.

In the rush to find a job, it can be easy to get blindsided by jobs that are really scams. We live in an age when personal information comes cheap, making it easy for people to take advantage through dishonest practices like phishing scams. Phishing, a practice of sending emails from supposedly reputable companies, has the goal of getting someoneís personal information. The practice occurs in many forms, even job recruitment. Thatís why itís important to work with a reputable staffing company.

Research and Verify
Recruiters who are reputable have a reliable and researchable online presence. Beware of anyone who calls or emails out of the blue and says youíre a finalist for a too-good-to-be-true job offer. A legitimate recruiter always gets to know the candidate in advance.

This includes a series of steps such as filling out an application, sharing a resume or a LinkedIn profile, skills tests, a phone interview and/or an in-person meeting. Securing a job is a process between the recruiter and the candidate to find a position that best fits the candidateís skills as well as the cultural needs of the client looking to fill a position.

Work with Experts
Genuine job listings have specific job requirements, including required experience and years of education. If the job listing is vague or itís unclear whoís on the other end of the offer, beware. Other danger signs include: mass recruitment, unprofessional emails with grammatical mistakes, email sent from a personal account, interviews conducted via instant messenger, unverifiable company details and odd requests to supply personal info. If an offer sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Listen to your gut and always verify who youíre dealing with.

On the other hand, a legitimate recruiter is always clear about current job openings. At Staffing Kansas City, all job openings are listed on the website. The page lists the type of job, area of town where the work is located, and the pay and skills/experience needed. The listing will also share if the job opportunity is temporary, contract-to-hire or direct hire.

Staffing Kansas City updates job listings three times each day so potential candidates will always see the most up-to-date offerings. Also, all job orders are real opportunities from trusted client partners. Staffing Kansas City does not mass recruit. Our recruiting efforts are targeted specifically to our clientsí requested skills/experience.

What Job Openings Do You Have and Are They Real Job Orders? is the fifth of a multi-part series from Staffing Kansas City featuring some of the most frequently asked job-seeker questions.

This article is brought to you by Staffing Kansas City, a full-service Kansas City employment agency that provides contract-to-hire, direct hire and contract employment placement services.