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I have been actively looking for jobs for about a month now, and I am considering calling some local/national employment agencies to help me in my job search.

Do they usually charge job seekers for their services? Has anybody found their job through an employment agency? Does it really work?


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Employment agencies are genearlly paid by the employer. However, some employment agencies do require you to pay in order to have access to their database of potential employers

Ask the agency, it may vary agency by agency

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Thank you for your reply!

Well, does anybody know of well-known reliable agencies that I can contact. I am especially looking to hear from people who found jobs through employment agencies. Share your experiences, please! :)


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Employment agencies are genearlly paid by the employer. However, some employment agencies do require you to pay in order to have access to their database of potential employers

Ask the agency, it may vary agency by agency

Good luck

and if they do, they are fishy, because that's an illegal labor practice. So, please go to legitimate employment agencies.

Thank you for your reply!

Well, does anybody know of well-known reliable agencies that I can contact. I am especially looking to hear from people who found jobs through employment agencies. Share your experiences, please! :)

First you need to know what career you may want to invest your life in. If you're just looking for a job might as well apply directly through monster.com or careerbuilder.com


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Thank you for your reply!

Well, does anybody know of well-known reliable agencies that I can contact. I am especially looking to hear from people who found jobs through employment agencies. Share your experiences, please! :)

most of these agencies are local, so check out yp.com, yellow pages and check out the agencies in your city.

I'm moving from Miami, to Charlottesville, Va and I'll be doing that as one of the things to do, as well as sending my resume everywhere I can.

years ago, I go my job through a temp agency. the first one was a 3 week assignment. Temp assignments can last for a day, to weeks or months, and you also have temp to hire jobs. If you do your best on these short assignments, they put out a good work and give out good references to the temp agency, then they can assign you to something better.

After my first assignment I got my temp to hire job and after 2 months of temping, they hired me. The company was sold, so we were all laid off, and in a few months, I'll be moving to a new city.

It's one more option you have.

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Not sure what industry you are looking for but some industries in my area only hire through employment agencies exclusively. Most employment agencies are pretty much set up for particular industries or services. The best bet is to go to any and all agencies that are geared toward what you are looking for and call and set up an appointment. The best part of these agencies is that they want to see your resume and also have you feel out a application. Then they have you take tests. After it is all done they will let you know any areas your are weak in and so on. Never pay an employment agency. Don't just use the agencies though but go online and go to the many job services and put your applications there and upload resumes. Also don't stop there but there are a few good networking sites that you can join and be active on. While you are working though go out and work at any job no matter how small and even minimum wage. It is easiest to find a job when you are working already.

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As a general rule temp agency and employment services (Headhunters) only charge the company who hire you or employee you.

That fee is always negotiable

If you have to pay an agency to find you work, then more than likely you have been scammed.......


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