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When it comes to looking for a new career, it’s important to know that not all recruiters and search firms offer the same services for job seekers. Here are some tips from Bishop & Company to help you pick the right firm to best help you with your job search.

If you choose to go with a recruiter or staffing agency to help you along your journey for a new job, keep in mind that some firms only place people in certain fields, like accounting, IT, or labor. Some firms also only do temporary or contract staffing while some do temporary and direct hires.

Bishop & Company offers both temporary and contract staffing. In addition, it also offers consulting and placement for those looking for interim executives, temp to hire, direct search and executive search. All of these services are offered mainly in white collar roles.

Search firms use a lot of jargon the average job seeker might not understand. For example, the difference between temporary and contract. Temp is when a recruiting firm sources, screens and places a candidate in a role for a client for a short period of time, typically anywhere from one week to one year. Usually, these are jobs that pay under $75,000 per year. Contract is usually related to federal government or government suppliers, and “consulting” positions are usually professional level roles that pay above $75,000 a year.

Interim executive positions are not permanent jobs, but are instead for a temporary period. This could be for about a year or so at a more senior level position, like a senior executive. Temp to hire is when a recruiting firm provides a temporary employee for a role that is vacant, and an employer wants to fill the role permanently.

There’s also a difference between direct hire and executive search. Direct hire is when a recruiting firm sources, screens and presents a candidate to an employer, and the employer hires that candidate directly or on its payroll. Executive search is the same as direct hire, however, at a higher level with much more time and attention provided to the candidate and employer. This is usually for jobs over $100,000 in Hawaii salary terms.

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