How To Interview at Your Employment Solutions: Utah’s Best Staffing Agency

Interviewing with a staffing agency like Your Employment Solutions isn’t that different from interviewing for a job with any other kind of company, but most people will still have their own opinions. Sure, you might not know what to expect, or what kind of jobs the staffing agency may have available, but you can still go in somewhat prepared and have an open mind.

There are some mistakes that stand out to me when interviewing a new applicant, so I wanted to share them, and hopefully encourage people to not make these common mistakes.

interview mistakesStaffing Agency Interview Mistakes

I see a lot people not wanting to fill out the application, let alone interview right after. You should want to interview with us to tell us your skills, show confidence and tell us what you’re looking for, which isn’t always easy to gauge on paper. It’s also a chance for us to see how determined you are and lets us get to know you on a personal level as well as professional.

Another common mistake I see is trying to rush through paperwork we give to you to read. When we give you something to read, it’s usually for a client of ours and it’s to inform you of their rules, practices and attendance policies. If you read this paperwork in front of us, slowly, it lets us know that you are serious about finding and keeping a job. If you don’t, it makes us question your dependability and we might withdraw the potential job offer.

Staffing Agency Interview Advice

Here are some helpful tips for visiting an agency.

interview adviceBefore, know what you want from a job, if you are open to anything and looking for new experiences, please say that, and not just, “I don’t know, what do you have to offer?”

Dress appropriately, I’m not saying dress to impress, but please don’t come in pajama bottoms. If you can leave your kids at home, please do so. It makes the process much easier for both parties.

And last, but not least, bring in a resume. Try to include your most recent employers, for how long you were on those jobs and the duties of those jobs.

While you’re at the agency and if it’s your first time applying, ask for an application and fill it all out. Not completing all of the application makes us wonder if you handle such tasks, which can translate onto a job.

Once you sit down with a recruiter (which I’m sure you shook their hand already and made eye contact) politely hand them your resume.

Another tip is to ask questions and ask questions some more. If you don’t understand something, or something doesn’t make sense, ask. That’s what we’re here for because we all love helping people. This lets us know that you are serious about finding and keeping a job, which in return works in your favor because of the job we might, or might not offer you.

Staffing Agency Post-Interview Tips

If you leave our agency with a job, call us and let us know how you feel about it. We love thank you’s. It’s always nice to hear the good we are able to bring people.

Another favor you could do for us, which it may not seem like a favor, is to recommend us to your friends, relatives, or others you might know — assuming, of course, you feel we did a good job and you trust us enough to help out other job seekers.

I hope this helps anyone searching to gain employment with a staffing agency.

Kenneth Vanderburg
Account Manager | North Salt Lake, Utah Office
Your Employment Solutions

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Kenneth Vanderburg

Kenneth is a recruiter at Your Employment Solutions North Salt Lake office. He helps connect Utah jobseekers to jobs in the Salt Lake City area.

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