Frequently Asked Questions by Job Seekers
I've never used a recruiting firm in Dallas, how does your process work?
As a top staffing company in Dallas, we work with employers who are currently hiring to source and recruit candidates for their open positions and vacancies. Our Dallas employment agency services are complimentary to candidates. Our client employers are the ones paying a fee for our services to find and connect them with top candidates such as yourself.
If you are registering with us for first-time, you probably have filled out or should fill out an online application to an open position on our website. Our recruiters sort through resumes based on the qualifications and requirements of the employer client to find the best match for the job. Should your skills and employment requirements match the open position, the recruiter assigned to the role will reach out to you personally to proceed to the next step. This is typically an initial interview by a phone call or a face-to-face interview at our nearest office location to you. During this initial process, we will start some pre-screening paperwork, which includes a background check and may include a drug screen if required by the employer. Background checks are standard with our Dallas recruiting agency for our internal hiring purposes. Employers may require additional background screenings beyond our standard screen should they choose to offer you a position later in the hiring process.
Once the pre-screening is completed, your resume would then be presented to the client, and from there, the client will provide feedback as to what the next steps would be. Generally, the hiring manager of the position would ask your recruiter in Dallas, TX, to schedule an interview, or they would let us know that they would like to explore other available candidates. If they choose to move forward with another candidate, we will provide that feedback to you, and if you would like, we can see what other opportunities may be available at that time that you may be a good fit.
Our job as a staffing agency in Dallas, Texas, is to help get your resume in front of the right people to help get your foot in the door faster than a typical online application process would allow. We work hard to try to place as many candidates as possible, but we do recommend continuing your job search efforts on your own in addition to utilizing our free services. Our ability to place candidates is determined by the types of open positions we currently have available. If we do not have a job available that you would match with, we will keep your resume in our search database for future positions that might come our way.
How long does it take to find me a job once the process starts?
This answer has many variables. It is usually determined by the types of positions clients have available and if your skills and qualifications match those required by that employer. Temporary assignments are filled in as little as 24 hours from the time we receive the job order. Still, long-term professional or direct-hire positions can longer, depending on the client’s requirements, communication, and how quickly they would like the role filled.
How much do your services cost me as a job seeker or active candidate?
Our Dallas staffing agency services free to job seekers. Candidates are never charged a fee. The client employers pay a fee for our services to source and recruit talented employees in Dallas Fort Worth and across Texas.
Do you have any open positions? What is the best way to apply?
The best way to apply is through our online job board. Our job board is continuously updated with the latest available opportunities. It’s a natural process that requires you to enter your contact information and then upload your resume. To do this, you would filter through the open positions based on your experience and type of jobs in your area you are looking for. If you have looked through the open positions on our job board and didn’t see an open position that matches what you are looking for, check back periodically to see what new roles we have posted each day. You can also sign up for job alerts that will notify you when we have posted positions that match your search criteria.
You can also register online with us by uploading your resume and selecting the job category and position function that best fits your skills and experience. Registering online with us will add your resume to the system, allowing our recruiters to view your resume if their search requirements for a particular position match your employment history and additional information you’ve provided.
What types of positions do your Dallas headhunters place?
Our staffing agency in Dallas, Texas, places direct-hire, temporary, and temp-to-hire positions in many different skill specializations. You can see the different types of services we offer by visiting the “Employment Agency Services” page on this website. Our skill specializations include Accounting & Finance, Administrative, Convention & Event Support, Engineering, Healthcare, Human Resources, Information Technology, Legal, Light Industrial & Manufacturing, Real Estate, Sales & Marketing, Supply Chain, and Customer Service / Call Center. Visit our job seeker page to learn more!
Can I come by your office just to talk to a recruiter in Dallas, Texas?
You are always welcome to stop by the nearest Choice Specialists or Burnett Specialists location to drop off your resume, but the best way to register with us is by applying to open positions on our website. Our recruiters work around the clock sourcing and placing candidates with open positions who usually have already applied on our website. Their days are generally booked with scheduled interviews and, therefore, are not always available to accommodate walk-in applicants. While we try our best to reach out to every applicant who submits their resume for an open position, we are not always able to respond to everyone due to sometimes overwhelming responses to open positions. Once you’ve applied online, you can always contact the nearest office to check the status of an application.
I’ve been placed on a temporary or temp-to-hire assignment, when do I get paid?
Once your on-boarding paperwork has been completed, you will be paid weekly through direct deposit into your checking or savings account. If you don’t have a personal checking or savings account, you can also use your Pay Card that has portability, meaning it can be loaded via ACH by us and others. Or, we can issue you a Global Cash Paycard. View our Choice Specialists Benefits page to learn more.
I haven’t heard back about my application that I've submitted online for an open position; when can I expect someone to reach out to me?
Our recruiters’ top priority is helping our candidates find positions and helping our clients fill their openings with the most qualified people as an experienced employment agency in Dallas, Texas. This means they focus their time on interviewing new applicants, performing new hire screening for the applicants we have interviewed, and reaching out to companies to try to match applicants with openings. As soon as a recruiter has a match that fits a candidate’s skill set, they will do their best to contact the candidate ASAP. The best scenario is that our recruiters can quickly connect our candidates to our clients, but this process can take time. If you have not heard from your recruiter, it is not because they are ignoring you. The recruiters work diligently behind the scenes to help candidates find a job with a company that has an open position fitting the candidate’s relevant experience. Our company prides itself on helping careers and companies grow, and we are one of the top staffing agencies in Dallas, Texas, because we love what we do, and we strive to match candidates with the right fit during their job search.
Do you withhold taxes from my paycheck as a temporary or temp-to-hire employee?
Yes, we issue a W4 at the end of each year, which is standard among staffing agencies in Dallas, Tx.