Whether you are a recent graduate or a seasoned professional, the process of searching for a career can be overwhelming. You may be new to a city without a lot of connections. Your company may have downsized. Your current position is not in your industry. Maybe you are simply at a loss to know what job you want. An employment firm can assist you in each of these scenarios. They provide professional advice, offer face to face communication, and present countless other resources to support job seekers in their career journey. Below is a list of some of their services. 

Refine resume and interview techniques

Figuring out the most important information to include in your resume can be tricky. Employers are looking for a certain combination of qualifications and experience that will vary from company to company. The professionals of an employment firm are in direct communication with the hiring personnel and therefore, can give you the most accurate suggestions on resume updates. These firms also offer an opportunity to fine-tune your interview skills. By meeting with a recruiter, you will have time to address mock questions to gain practice and familiarity with the entire process. By receiving instant feedback from recruiters, these conversations show the strengths and weaknesses of particular responses, showing where improvements can be made.  


Employment firms often learn about opportunities before they are posted on job boards or websites. They also network with hundreds of companies, some of which you may not have even heard about before. If you are seeing the same old openings on your search engines, talk with a recruiter.  They can connect you with new and unique positions. 

Offer opportunities 

For one reason or another, you may be unsure about whether a specific job is right for you. Employment firms with temporary/contract openings give you the ability to test out the organization and position to see if it is something you want to pursue long-term. If you prove yourself in the role and believe it is an exceptional fit, the temporary job could lead to a full-time profession. 

Provide experience

Many openings state they are looking for a particular skill or a certain amount of experience.  When you land a temporary or contract role, you gain experience and add value to your resume. Employment firms offer you the chance to work in industries that will build your resume and get you where you want to be long-term. 

Give a free service

That’s right – employment firms are a no-cost solution to many of your vocational needs. While there is no guarantee of placement, they are a great resource to take advantage of when looking for your next career! 

Palmer Group has been in the employment business for over 20 years. Our services include temporary, temp-to-hire, contract, and direct placement opportunities. We are a local, employee-owned business with a team focused on what really matters – matching great candidates with outstanding companies. If you are searching for a new job, please reach out to us for more information.

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