Last year, an article was published on Forbes about the usefulness of hiring a job search firm to help you find a new career. Their analysis shows that there is simply no reason these days to pay a company to find a job for you.
You Will Find Job Online
Almost every job is posted in some type of online job search engine. Unless you are lazy, you can get online yourself and search for available jobs. This is the information age. The likelihood of you not finding jobs that meet your criteria are essentially nil. Jobs are everywhere, and though you may have a hard time landing a job interview, that does not mean that you cannot find jobs that suit your qualifications.
You Will Find Advice Online
If only there was a place where you could find free, useful information to help guide your job search process. Unfortunately no such site exists. Wait…
You Can Get Additional Help
Even if you have a question that is not answered by one of our many, many, many, many, many posts on job related topics, there are forums you can visit that will supply you with dozens of responses from like-minded professionals for free (or for almost nothing). Indeed, if you want help with your job search, you can just drop off an email and we’ll make a post about it. We’re pretty easy going about these things.
You Should Save Your Money
These firms are almost prohibitively expensive. Some cost as much as $5,000 or more. If you have savings, this may not seem like much, but if you are willing to spend $5,000 on a job search firm, why not apply to jobs with less of a starting income and work your way up instead? Chances are you have decided not to apply for jobs that look like they are below your pay grade, but if you are spending that kind of money paying a firm to help you, you may as well have sent in your resume.
Overall, these firms provide a very useful service, but it is a service that no one really needs anymore. While it may be tempting to want to have someone else do the work for you, consider the time you put into your job search practice for when you go back to work.
Take Away Interview Tips
- There is no reason to hire a job search firm.