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Despite the evolution of the Internet where you can now go online and discover job opportunities, the importance of employment agencies still remains and the services they offer are valuable. True it is that we can do our job searches from the comfort of our home by taking advantage of the Internet, but there are very important advantages to using the expertise and services of an employment agency.
First of all, there is the face to face contact and a real human interaction. Next come the types of services that employment agencies can offer you. Services such as resume writing, how to conduct your own job searches, helping you to develop and refine your interviewing techniques, tips on how to dress for an interview, and even helping you to make the initial contacts with potential employers.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with using a combination of both; using the online method individually combined with using an employment agency. You can definitely use both to complement each other and you can use both to enhance and expand your job searching strategies. Chances are extremely high that many of those employment agencies also use the Internet as part of their arsenal of job searching tools.
One of the things an employment agency can help with is determining what type of career you should pursue, based not only on who's hiring but also on your temperament, skills and interests. There are a number of test and quizzes you can take that will give you some insight on this subject, which would be an excellent exercise to do before you meet with an agency. You will also discover that many companies that want to recruit new employees will offer training to get you started and help you succeed, so don't worry if you don't already have the complete skill set, as long as you are willing and able to learn.
If you are not sure where or how to start your search then you may want to consider this. Many of us give to various charities and charity based organizations and we do this based on a specific or personal desire to help others in need. It comes down to practically the same thing when it comes to job searching; we base our job searches on specific and/or personal aspirations. Take it one step further and we would also choose our employment agency based on such things as preferences.