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Are staffing agencies the best route for finding employment in IT?

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Timothy Jessen New Concord, OH

I have had a bit of trouble finding a position that would tailor my degree. I just moved to a new town and was wondering if staffing agencies are really the only way to get an IT job? A few other positions that I had before I did acquire through a staffing agency.

11 February 2019 2 replies Mentoring

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Advisor

ACP AdvisorNet Staff New York, NY

Hi Timothy and thank you for your question

Online job sites are a great resource to find what companies have which jobs, but your usage of the job board should end there. Once you've found a job you like on Indeed, say for the hypothetical "Xyz IT Inc.", you should consider applying directly through the company's website; this will show the hiring manager that you're on their website because you care about where you're working, and shows that you want to be a part of their team. It conveys a 'quality over quantity' message, and it's a great first impression.

Additionally, you could use LinkedIn. There are a couple well known users of LinkedIn that regularly vouch for the work that ACP does to connects Vets with industry professionals. One of them is Natalie Oliverio (Military Talent Partners) and the other is Michael Quinn (President and CEO at Hire Military, and a Senior Manager at EY).

Hope this helps.

-The ACP Team

Advisor

Jodie Prieto-Rodriguez Pittsburgh, PA

IMHO I believe that Staffing Agencies are prime recruitment pools for contract workers. If you would like contract or short term options to build your resume they may be a good option. I prefer job boards such as:

o State job boards
o Indeed
o Zip Recruiter
o USA Jobs
o Clearancejobs.net
o Monster

I have stumbled upon some mixed success with craigslist as well.

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