5 Common Misconceptions about Staffing Recruiters

#1 Recruiters take a cut from your salary.

Truth: Recruiters do not cost the candidate any money.

This is by far the most common misconception about recruiters and, unfortunately, it causes many people to lose out on great opportunities with employers they love. Recruiters and their agencies are hired by companies to resource candidates for their staffing needs. So, it’s the companies who pay the bill. You keep all of your salary.

#2 Recruiters decrease your salary so that companies get a good deal.

Truth: Recruiters make more money when you make more money.

The amount that recruiters get paid is based on a percentage of your first years salary (usually). Again, this doesn’t mean that you make less money. It means that recruiters want you to make more so that they can make more. It’s a win-win.


#3 Recruiters only care about filling the position-not you.

Truth: It is in a recruiters best interest to care about their candidates deeply.

If you’ve never worked with a recruiter before, then you couldn’t possibly understand the arduous process from finding the perfect candidate to signing the hiring paperwork. It is long and tough.

A recruiter doesn’t go through that process for nothing. They’re only going to fight for a candidate that they believe is truly a good fit.

Most good recruiters (like ours) will go beyond the call of duty to help their candidates prepare for their interviews, create outstanding cover letters and resumes, as well as stay up to date with them after the hiring process is over. If you are hired, you might be in contact with your recruiter again so it’s important to keep the relationship beneficial.

Besides, sending in less than qualified candidates could damage their relationship with their client, the company they are hiring for, which is never what they want.


#4 It’s the recruiter’s job to find you work.

Truth: Recruiters work for their clients and are trying to fill open positions.

Recruiters don’t normally work one-on-one with a person and apply to a multitude of positions for them. Recruiters work for their clients to fill their open positions. Whoever fits the descriptions perfectly will be submitted.


#5 Recruiters only hire for temporary positions.

Truth: Recruiters hire for temp, contract, direct hire, part-time, full-time… all kinds of roles.

Don’t automatically assume that recruiters are only hiring for temporary positions! There are, of course, temp staffing agencies, but there are many agencies who are full-service as well.

Whenever you receive a phone call from a recruiter, listen to what they have to say and ask questions about the type of work it is. If you’re not interested in temporary positions, you can make that clear and ask them to keep in contact with you for more permanent opportunities.

 

Recruiters are on your side! Don’t buy in to these common misconceptions about recruiters. If you do, you might miss out!

 

(http://www.jdstrategies.com/2017/03/07/5-common-misconceptions-about-recruiters/ )

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Meet the Staff: Evelyn Inestroza

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Tell us about yourself.

I’m 27 years old. I was born in Los Angeles, California, but raised in Duplin county. I am an ECU graduate and by default, a proud pirate. I recently made the big move back to Greenville when I took a recruiting position at Roebuck. I love God, love helping people, reading, writing, and spending time with loved ones.
What did you do before working at Roebuck Staffing?
I was working in Treasury Management for Southern Bank & Trust Company.

 

What is your favorite…?

Movie: Ask me about books!! 😊

Music Genre: Contemporary Christian

TV Show:  The Office, Friends

Color:  Green and Purple

Food:  It’s so hard!! Italian is among the top 5!

Beverage: Lemonade or Arnold Palmers

What do you like most about working at Roebuck Staffing?

I love getting up in the morning and knowing that I can make a small difference in someone’s life. Even when some of the positions are temporary, it feels awesome to know that you may have helped someone who was in a rut, and just needed a little push in the right direction.
How important is the resume in the job application process?
Extremely important. A resume showcases who you are, what you have to offer, how well you pay attention and how much you want a job.

What do you look for in a candidate?

I look for someone who is honest with who they are, and with the weaknesses and strengths they possess. I look for people who are confident, reliable, and hard working. Skills are a plus, but I think that what makes a person stick out among the rest are the (not so) small details. Are they on time? Are they honest? Do they show up? Do they complain? There is no bigger turn off for a recruiter than the candidate who calls every day looking for a job, but fails to show up when you place him in one.

What tips would you suggest for a candidate to prepare for an interview?
Do your homework. Find out all you can about the company that is hiring and what their requirements are and take heed of them. People would be surprised at how many interviews take place in which the candidate doesn’t possess the skills or experience the position requires. Dress the part. Not everyone can afford expensive suits or fancy clothes, but they can come muster an outfit that is clean, ironed, and that fits. Arrive at least ten to fifteen minutes early. It shows the recruiter that you’re serious and that you can be trusted with a position. I also suggest for candidates to be honest. There is no bigger warning sign to me than when I interview a candidate who talks incessantly about their imaginary skills or experience. Confidently share your strengths and weaknesses. No one knows everything and it’s easier to teach someone who recognizes they don’t know than teaching a person who believes they know it all.

 


Meet the Staff: Kaitlynn Jenkins

Meet Kaitlynn Jenkins

Tell us about yourself.

My Name is Kaitlynn Jenkins, I am a native of New Bern, NC while moving around for the past 4 years, I have moved back to my home town with my husband, daughter and 2 dogs. While not working, you can find me spending time with our families, monogramming every shirt my daughter owns, or at the nearest beach.

What did you do before working at Roebuck Staffing?

I worked as a front desk supervisor for an Eye Doctor, then as an Administrative Assistant for a local farmer in Elizabeth City.
What is your favorite…?

 

Movie: Beauty & The Beast

 

 Music Genre:  Country


TV Show: 
Law & Order SVU


Sport: 
Football (Go Patriots!)


Color: 
Black

Car: Toyota 4-runner

Food:  Japanese

 

Beverage: Sweet Tea

What do you like most about working at Roebuck Staffing?

Helping people succeed and excel in their careers.

How important is the resume in the job application process?
Your Resume is a first impression for an employer. It is important to take your time and have the most accurate information to help secure you an interview.

What do you look for in a candidate?
Flexibility, honesty, vulnerability, skills, confidence

What tips would you suggest for a candidate to prepare for an interview?
Think of different times where you have succeeded and not succeeded, and steps you took to reach a goal and steps you took to get better at it the next time.

Dress for the job

Don’t be late for the interview (know where you are going)

Don’t be discouraged if you don’t get the job

Last but not least, SMILE 🙂


Now what?

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So, you have applied to as many jobs as you can think of, but still have not received a phone call or email back from any of the employers. Now what? Here are a few suggestions to be considered while job hunting.

Update your resume. It seems obvious, but as a staffing agency, we have more resumes that are not up to date than ones that are current. Especially for candidates that recently moved, but the resume still has their old address. Recruiters may want someone from their local area, and if they see that you reside in a different state, they won’t take the extra few seconds to review the rest of the resume. The same goes for your current position. Some openings must be filled immediately, and if they review your resume that shows that you still currently work at your most recent employer but you are no longer there, you may get skipped by the recruiter assuming you have to give your current employer a 1-2 week notice.

Review your social media. Public profile pages are great for getting more followers. But what if an employer saw it? Would they be in shock to see what you do in your spare time? Are there party pictures, illegal activity, provocative photos, immature tweets, racist comments, etc? One thing can turn them the wrong way. Review your pages, and make sure they are as professional as possible…now and in the future. They can check on them at any given time.

Google search yourself. You would be surprised to see what types of websites pop up when you search your own name on Google.com. You may come across your old social media page like Myspace or xanga.com that you forgot was still active that has several embarrassing posts.

Ask someone with experience to review your resume. Getting an extra set of eyes to review your resume gives you a chance to see if anything can be improved. Maybe a phrase can be worded differently or they noticed a spelling error that you didn’t see originally.

Attach a Cover Letter. I know we are not all English majors and looooove writing papers, but a cover letter is a great way to introduce yourself to the recruiter and explain your situation and what you are seeking. This is highly recommended if you are applying to a position out of town. You can tell the recruiter that you are looking to relocate to their area and give them specific dates as to when you will be moving. This refers back to the first suggestion of updating your resume. Also, you can explain a little bit more of the type of experience and skills you have that are related to the position that would make you the best candidate. Remember to sell your experience. Tell the recruiter why they should pick you over the other applicants. What makes you stand out? What do you have to offer to the company?

Follow up. Follow up. Follow up. So many applicants just apply once and then never contact the employer again. It’s important to follow up. If you apply online, you may be able to call the main office a day later to double check it went through. Of course, there’s a difference between contacting once in a while to sounding desperate. Try to balance it out the best you can.

We are sure there are several more we could have mentioned, but these are a great start to hopefully get your phone ringing while job hunting. Roebuck Staffing in Eastern North Carolina is hiring for several positions at the moment! If you have not already, you can apply with us online at http://www.roebuckstaffing.com.

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Employee of the Month: December 2016

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We would like to congratulate Miss Jessica Suggs for being selected as Roebuck Staffing’s Employee of the Month for December 2016! Jessica has been with us for three short months, but has already shown her great work ethic! She always arrives on time, works hard, and always receives positive reviews from our clients.

Thank you for your great work, Jessica! Keep it up!

If YOU would like to be Employee of the Month, you can apply for all job openings at http://www.roebuckstaffing.com.


Thankful

With November ending, Roebuck Staffing wanted to make sure we shared how thankful we truly are to have Jackie Perez from the Greenville office assisting us on our daily operations. We have had a busy season, and we could not have done it without her. Jackie has been with us for a short period of time, but has already made a great impact. Thank you for all of your hard work!

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We hope you all had a safe and happy Thanksgiving!
Visit www.roebuckstaffing.com for more blog posts and to apply for all openings!


Employee of the Month: October 2016

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Roebuck Staffing is proud to announce Mr. Shane Tyner as Employee of the Month from our Greenville office! Shane always gives 110% on every job he has ever done with us. He never turns down an assignment and has gotten nothing but great review from our clients! We are so lucky to have him as one of our employees! Thank you, Shane, for all of your hard work! It does not go unnoticed! CONGRATULATIONS & keep up the great work!!

If YOU would like to be the next employee of the month, please apply for our job openings at www.roebuckstaffing.com.