Are you an engineer seeking employment? Have you ever heard of an engineer staffing agency? Although the focus of the video is on staffing agencies in general, there are agencies that specialize in matching professional engineers with engineering companies. These agencies provide temp jobs, temp-to-hire jobs, and direct-hire jobs. In a temp job, you will work for the company on a temporary basis. These jobs can last weeks or months.
In a temp-to-hire job, you will work for the company on a trial basis. If they find that you are a good match for them, you may be taken on permanently. Direct-hire jobs are those in which the staffing agency acts as the recruiting arm of the engineering company. The agency will screen and select you, and the company will hire you.
There are two important things to take note of when working with staffing agencies. First, it is the staffing agency that pays you, though the company you work for determines your duties and schedule. Second, you should never pay a staffing agency. A legitimate engineer staffing agency will be paid by businesses. If a staffing agency ever asks you to pay them money, they are running a scam.