Pros vs Cons: Should You Outsource Your Job Search?

Pros vs Cons: Should You Outsource Your Job Search?

Believe it or not, outsourcing your job search is a real thing.

No, no, no. I am not talking about having someone in a foreign country professionally manage your job search.

What I am talking about is a fairly new concept, only a few years old.

If you are a six-figure earner located in the U.S., you are going to want to keep on reading.

What is an outsourced job search?

An outsourced job search is: "The ability to pay an individual or team of professionals to find you a job."

Typically, the outsourced job search model is focused around six-figure earners who have a more complex job search process.

Job searching can be tough, and just like any service, an outsourced job search is designed to take away the grueling task of searching, applying, and networking for jobs.

If you have the means, and you’d rather pay someone to find you a job, considering a professionally outsourced job search service might be your best bet.

Pros of outsourcing your job search

Outsourcing your job search may or may not be a good idea. This would depend on a couple of variables. Below, I will break down the pros and cons of an outsourced job search.

1. Outsourcing your job search will save you time and stress filling out job applications.

With a professionally managed job search service, you don’t have to worry about filling out applications, customizing resumes, writing cover letters, etc.

2. Outsourcing your job search will decrease your overall job search duration.

On average, job seekers spend about 1-month searching for every $10,000 they plan to make. Paying a professional to find your job could speed up the job search significantly.

3. Outsourcing your job search will open up doors you never knew existed.

Many times, outsourced job search firms have connections to decision makers that can open up doors for you that would normally be locked.

Cons of outsourcing your job search

1. Outsourcing your job search will cost money.

The cost can vary drastically from person to person. On average, you should expect to pay anywhere from $7,000 - $15,000 to outsource your job search.

2. Outsourcing your job search means giving up control and acknowledging you need help.

It’s not always easy to ask for help on such a sensitive subject. Some people just like to do things themselves. If you are a DIYer who also has time to job search, an outsourced job search might not be the best fit for you.

3. Outsourcing your job search could require giving personal information to the company you choose to work with.

In order to work for you, fill out applications, and do in-depth networking, the company you hire will need all of your basic information. This includes: Address, phone number, name, birthday, EEOC answers, and other potentially private information.

Who can you outsource your job search to?

The concept of outsourcing your job search and paying someone to find you a job is fairly new.

While more and more companies are beginning to arise, there is really only one worth mentioning at this time: Find My Profession.

Find My Profession has paved the way for companies across the globe to help job seekers get hired. With a 100% success rate and more placements than any other job search firm in the world, findmyprofession.com is hands down the most trusted company to manage your job search.

Find reviews, success stories, and more, here. You can also find this company being talked about in a variety of popular forums including Quora and Indeed.

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