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Success rates for obtaining work through recruiters vary tremendously depending on the position and industry you are pursuing. Individuals in fields enjoying high employer demand will have much more success utilizing recruiters than those in occupations where employees are more plentiful. Additionally, you are likely to experience greater success with recruiters if you are currently employed and/or at the managerial or executive level. One clear exception to this, however, relates to temporary agencies, which routinely work with junior level administrative people.

Though it may seem counterintuitive, recruiters want to find you and not vice versa. They will do this by posting positions they are trying to fill on various job boards or other Internet sites. In that way, they will invite you to send your résumé for consideration. They also use the search capabilities of LinkedIn and the Internet job boards to find candidates. You should keep in mind that recruiters are salespeople, not career counselors. They are not interested in helping you find a job in the least. They are interested in you only if you match the qualifications sought by the employer who has agreed to pay them for finding the right employee. Therefore, you will typically not hear from them unless you are someone who meets all the requirements of a position they are currently trying to fill.

Now having shared that, it gets a bit more complicated, as there are some exceptions to the above. If you are seeking temporary work, or a job as an administrative assistant, you should contact employment agencies proactively. I would also advise entry-level accounting professionals to reach out and contact Robert Half Finance (roberthalffinance.com) as they are recruiters who specialize in accounting placements.

Several large employment agencies are located in the Melville, Long Island business corridor. For your convenience, they are listed here.

Access Staffing
25 Melville Park Road, Suite 115, Melville, NY
631-777-2800
accessstaffing.com

Adecco Staffing
50 Republic Road, Melville, NY
631-844-7650
adeccousa.com

Randstad Staffing
500 Walt Whitman Road, Melville, NY
631-547-4878
us.randstad.com

Sigma Staffing
535 Broadhollow Road, Melville, NY
631-694-7707
Sigmastaffing.com

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