I'm currently hunting for something temporary post grad while I decide whether or not I want to go to grad. school -- I've gone into two different agencies and have been told they'd contact me if something that felt like a fit came up. I haven't heard back..
Has anyone had good positive feedback from staffing agencies? Any other good places to look for potential jobs that aren't scams?
I have had real bad experiences with staffing agencies. I have met with 5 companies in person and none have been able to line me up with a job despite having a college degree and 4 years experience in my industry. 3 of the companies never contacted me back even though I called them and emailed them once a week for a month. I even sent them job listings that I was interested in to see if they had any relationship with those companies. One of them responded to me saying they were still looking. The final one said they would pass along my resume to two companies. After two weeks I called them up and they said both companies weren't interested. It has been almost 4 months and out of 5 companies I have had 0 interviews. Thankfully I have a full time position so I'm not fretting, just pissed at their lack of help. What I have heard from friends and read online is that many staffing agencies are just looking to get information off your resume and from your interviews for them to build up their clientele. They will contact your current employer and tell them they had an employee contact them about leaving and they could help fill the position. Really shady shit.