We get it. You’ve heard the rumors about temp agencies and recruiters. You think a temp agency wouldn’t know your skills, qualifications, and values that you analyze during your job search. What could they possibly do that you can’t? You are a great candidate and you have a lot to offer to companies. Of course, you can find your own job.

It can be tough to find a job. Finding a job is a whole job in itself! If you have other obligations in your life, like taking care of a family, it can be hard to find the time and resources to continue a job search. It can be exhausting and bear no results for all of your effort.

The good news is this: a temp agency is not your last resort!

Turning to a staffing company may feel like defeat – like you didn’t have it in you to do it on your own. But that’s not true. Turning to a reliable temp agency is probably the best thing you can do for yourself if you don’t have any personal connections to a job opening.

Recruiters work with companies every single day and know where the open jobs are. They can quickly find you a job in a safe and clean warehouse as a forklift driver, assembler, production worker, or warehouse associate.

They know how each of these companies works, and what you need to get the job. They can expertly manage your skills and values to align them to a job that fits.

You are not in this alone.

A recruiter will recognize that you are a great candidate, and they will fight to get you the job you deserve. In the meantime, you can take a breather from your job search and have faith that your recruiter will find something for you. It’s hard enough being out of work and trying not to revert to something below your qualifications. It’s even worse than statistics say 70-80 percent of job openings aren’t made public. These are the jobs temp agencies can find and will connect you with.

You are a marketable worker.

You have the skills and drive to excel at a job, so you should be a real contestant in the running for an open position. You shouldn’t have to work day in and day out just to get rejection letters – so let a recruiter help you. They aren’t in it for the commission, and they aren’t there just to fill a space with your name. They see you as a person with real value, and can probably find a job better suited for you than you could have found on your own.

Realize that maybe, just maybe, a recruiter should be your first resort, and definitely not your last.