Are you considering finding a job with the assistance of a staffing agency? If the answer is yes, you must undoubtedly have questions you wish to ask your recruiter. Here are some common questions you need to ask your recruiter to make your experience with a staffing agency a positive one.
Why Does the Business Need This Position Filled?
Job listings typically do not list why an organization needs to hire someone for a particular position. You can get this information from a recruiter. Is it a new position or did an employee leave? If an employee did leave, ask your recruiter how long the individual worked at the company and if they went on good terms. It will give you a better picture of the position and identify possible red flags.
Is There a Timeline for Filling the Position?
When you ask this question of your recruiter, you get insight into the steps of the hiring process and how quickly the employer wants to fill the position. This understanding of the hiring process will prepare you for additional interviews, tests or possible wait times.
How Did You Find Me?
If you are aware of how a recruiter is finding you, it will indicate which people, social media sites, websites, or other professional platforms give you exposure. Did they find you on LinkedIn? If yes, prioritize the appearance of your profile on the LinkedIn site.
Can You Give Me a More Detailed Job Description?
For the most part, job descriptions are straightforward. There are times, however, when a recruiter can give insight into a position’s details. Job descriptions on websites will rarely give you a picture of day-to-day tasks, but a recruiter might be able to provide specific information about your job responsibilities.
Does the Company Have an Obvious Turnover Rate?
Involvement with a company that has a high turnover rate is often a mistake. For the most part, jobs with high turnover are a sign of overworking, lack of pay and underappreciation from the company. By acquiring turnover rates before accepting a position, you can decide if it is worth accepting the job offer.
Are There Concerns About My Qualifications?
Constructive criticism is helpful if you are going to be evaluated by a hiring manager. Understand that recruiters work closely with employers, and when you know the recruiter’s concerns, it will provide insight into the employer’s preferences. By knowing your weaknesses, you can work on being the best version of yourself to the employer.
Why Were Other Candidates Not Chosen?
You will gain a helpful insight if you can get the answer to this question. When you know what actions, traits, and answers an employer views as red flags, you can avoid them. In this way, you are not learning from your mistakes but the mistakes of previous candidates.