Gain Traction In Your Job Search Working With a Staffing Company

Gain Traction In Your Job Search Working With a Staffing Company

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Working for a Staffing Company.

About this event

You are invited to a workshop on job hunting with help from staffing and recruiting companies!

This event is hosted by JVS and The Job Forum with TechSF, and HealthCare Academy, which are programs of the Mayors Office of Economic and Workforce Development.

About this event:

If you are looking for a job in a technology company or in healthcare or medical support role in a health-related firm this event is for you! Come and learn how to gain more traction in your job hunt and meet staffing professionals and make useful professional contacts.

JVS and The Job Forum have teamed up with TechSF, HealthCare Academy and we are bringing job hunters an opportunity to sit down with local staffing agencies and learn how to put your best foot forward when looking for a job.

There are many advantages for job hunters to work with a recruiter and in this event you will learn how and you will meet some recruiting leaders so you have a connection to a recruiter.

This Job Forum event will have experts from a range of small to larger recruiting companies in addition to an expert on ATS (Applicant Tracking Systems) hiring technology. The event will also include break out groups with time to ask your own individual questions to staffing professionals in a smaller group setting.

Please be sure to choose which small group you would like to join when signing-up.

Thursday, September 1 @ 6pm.

Meeting via Zoom (the link will be emailed to you shortly before the start time).

Topics that will be covered include:

What do staffing or recruitment agencies do versus what company recruiters and talent managers do?

For what roles do staffing companies typically and frequently hire?

There is something called” temp to perm” Is this a good route for a job hunter and what do the terms used in the staffing field mean?

What are the pros and cons of working through a staffing company? Why would a job hunter want to work with a staffing or recruitment agency?

As a job hunter, how do you succeed with staffing companies and how to best present yourself and your skills to them?

Do staffing and recruitment agencies and companies nowadays use algorithms and computers to screen and sort candidates (applicant tracking systems) – what advice is there for job hunters - what is important to do or not do given these are used?

Break out sessions

There are many questions you may have and can cover in the small group sessions; job hunters may feel free to ask our experts how to deal with any of the following challenges and more:

- A gap in your work history

- No industry experience

- Transferring to a new industry or role

- Lots of years of experience

- Lack of any job experience

- Idea for what role for which you “Might “be qualified

- Which job title shall you focus on?

- And anything else that is “stumping“ you

When you sign up please select which small group session you want to join.

Pick a 1st choice so we can pre-assign you to the session:

ATS Staffing Technology - implications for your resume and interfacing with the systems

Best way to present yourself for positive impact on a staffing agency

Do not overlook Small/Medium size company work

General discussion of how best to work with a staffing agency or a recruiter

Please only sign up for one ticket and if you sign up please do attend.

JVS is a San Francisco Bay Area leader and nonprofit focused on helping people to build in-demand skills and find good jobs. Since 1973, JVS has been providing training and career advice in health care, technology and utility careers as examples.

The Job Forum is the SF Bay Area's longest running job search career service. The Job Forum has been providing career and job advice for 70 years, with up-to-date job search advice and coaching directly from managers who work inside companies here in the SF Bay Area.

HealthCare Academy helps experienced and beginning health professionals gain skills to be part of today’s health care.

TechSF provides education, training, and employment assistance help you get a job and gain a competitive edge

JVS and The Job Forum hope you will join us to take advantage of this exciting opportunity.

Please consider a donation of $10- 25. We need your support to continue our programs for job hunters.

By signing up, you agree to receive future emails from The Job Forum. You will be sent the zoom link and we will close the meeting after 20 minutes so please be on time. We look forward to seeing you there.

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