CynthiaR – June 14, 2013
Which agencies would you recommend to go through?
NoRecruiters – January 26, 2013
As this commenter said, these shops are leeches. Avoid using them and do your own marketing. I have used, or attempted to use, a number of recruiters / staffing / temp agencies over the years. They serve a purpose in certain industries, but creative is not one of them, (those who can–do, those who can't–recruit). Most of these idiots can't even create a blank page with InDesign, yet they're trying to fill graphic positions. When the economy is good, marketing budgets large and jobs plentiful, ANY recruiter can find you a job. But when things are tight, dozens of agencies are stumbling over each other to fill one position. Good economic times created an excess of agencies that today's job market can not sustain. They're too greedy (taking 60% or more of your hourly rate), yet too miserly (no paid health benefits, vacation time, holidays, or sick time). If you find a good job at a great company, and that company wants to hire you, the agency commission for "finding you" is so high it will be a deal breaker. And, they've got a contract clause that keeps you from going to that company directly for one year after your assignment is over. It doesn't matter if their name is Creative Circle, Creative Group(Robt Half) , Vitamin T(Aquent), Volt, Technisource, Areotek, Kforce, Yoh or whatever, a leech by a thousand different names is still a blood sucking, gives nothing back, parasite.