So you're considering working with Randstad Canada. You've completed a profile and are ready to get started with your job hunt. What does working with a recruitment agency mean? Do you have to pay any fees? Here's the answers to all the most common questions our recruiters get asked.
How much does it cost to register with Randstad?
Job seekers are the reason we are here! There is absolutely no charge for you to use our recruitment services. We are paid by the employers who use Randstad to recruit temporary and permanent team members.
Do I have to accept a position proposed to me by my consultant?
Not at all. Your Randstad consultant wants you to take a job that is in line with your capabilities, your experience, and your aspirations. We do not want you to accept a position that does not meet your expectations.
If you do not think you will be able to finish an assignment, or if you are simply not interested in the job proposed by your consultant, we encourage you to explain to the consultant why the job is not the right fit. Out goal is to find you a job that excites you, that you're passionate about!
Once I have completed a temporary assignment, will my recruitment consultant offer me other jobs?
Absolutely! If your first job assignment was a positive experience for you and your employer, your recruitment consultant will be more than happy to help you find other job opportunities. Many job seekers find they are able to gain a lot of work experience this way.
Does working on temporary assignments devalue my résumé?
Not at all! Temporary job assignments are an ideal way to gain experience at different organizations and learn new skills, which can only enhance your résumé. Accepting temporary assignments also demonstrates that you really do want to work and are determined to seize opportunities. Some job seekers also find that temporary work assignments allow them to experience a diverse range of workplaces, ensuring they're never bored.
Why should I accept temporary assignments?
While not yet widespread in Canada, working in a temporary capacity has many advantages. It allows you to:
- Gain experience in different fields or jobs
- Discover jobs and industries that you like working in
- Avoid getting into a rut, because you can change assignments and work environments every two, four, six or twelve months
- Improve your work/life balance
- Diversify your work experiences
- Find summer employment
- Work for a set period of time to save money for a project, travel or other special experience
What does Randstad do differently?
Despite being one of the largest staffing agencies in Canada, our focus is very much on you, and helping you find a job that meets your needs and suits your interests and aspirations.
We achieve this by taking the time to learn as much as we can about you. Your consultant gets up to speed on your education, your work experience and your job expectations. All our questions are designed to give us invaluable insight into your personality, so that we can find the best possible work environment for you. Our slogan, "good to know you," reinforces our desire to see you as a human being. We want to learn about you, and see beyond just your resume.
In addition to focusing on the needs of our candidates, Randstad consultants have a thorough understanding of the local employment market in which they work. They will be able to tell you upfront if there is a demand for your skills in the local job market.
Furthermore, our consultants do not simply wait for offers to come their way. On the contrary, they actively search for assignments that are a match for you, calling employers daily so that you have immediate access to the best job openings in your field.
How is my Randstad consultant paid?
Randstad consultants are not paid on a commission basis; they are strictly on salary. This type of pay structure not only increases your chances of securing the right job, but also ensures you find a job faster.
Our consultants are not in competition with one another and no candidate is exclusive to an individual consultant. In fact, all our consultants have access to your resume and file, and are all working to find you a job. So you have an entire team of job consultants behind you!
If you have any questions about our recruiting process that are not answered here, feel free to reach out to us. Our recruitment consultants want to help you find your dream job.