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I am looking for a job. It seems that most listings on CareerBuilder.com, Monster.com, and Jobbank.com are just listings made by Staffing Agencies. I understand why a company would use a Staffing Agency but its annoying and disappointing when I get really interested in a position just to find out that I have to go through a middle man to learn anything else about that position. I've had bad experience with Staffing Agencies because their people tend to ask me to revise my resume to make me look like I have experience that I don't really have. I know they get paid per person they recommend or get hired.

Asked By: Anna Simon - 10/5/2007
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Francesca is right - it's going to take hard work on your part. One piece of advice I have is to make sure you customize your resume to each position you apply for. If you're just sending a "generic" resume to every job posting, you're hurting your chances of being considered for that job. You need to take a close... More
Answered By: Vicster - 10/5/2007
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You're gonna have to do this the hard way. Networking, and cold calls... More
Answered By: Francesca Thomas - 10/5/2007
 
Well, companies use Staffing or Temp agencies because they can weed out people they really dont think make the cut... More
Answered By: lovin_2beme - 10/5/2007
 
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