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What to Look for When Working with an Industrial Talent Scout

Monday, 15 April
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The industrial sector is reeling from a labor shortage which should give craftsmen an advantage in searching for the right gigs. Unfortunately, many people still struggle to connect with reputable employers, find roles that align with their talents, and move their careers along at their desired pace. Everchanging employment trends, networking and visibility issues, geographical isolation, and, ironically, the sheer variety of job openings can all make it harder to find the best role in the industrial sector. That’s where an industrial talent scout can help.

The Role of a Talent Scout

Craftsmen bring an instinctive can-do attitude to the job hunt which can end up prolonging and complicating their search. Just like you’d bring the right tools to tackle a project on the job site, you should consider all the beneficial resources at your disposal when looking for employment.

The role of a talent scout in the industrial sector is to act as a liaison between craftsmen and industrial companies. These staffing experts have a foot in both worlds, making it easier to bridge the gap between employees and employers. Their job is to improve your chances of getting hired in a role that matches your skills, preferences, and professional outlook.

5 Key Characteristics of an Industrial Talent Scout

They might all serve a similar function, but not all industrial talent scouts are built the same. If you want to get the job done right, you’ll need to work with the best. Here are some things to look out for:

1.    Personalized service.

Everyone brings unique preferences and goals to the job search, highlighting the importance of personalized services. Whether you’re looking to transition from an apprenticeship into the workforce, land a short-term gig with good pay, or advance your career as a craftsman, you’ll have a different set of needs than another professional with disparate goals. You’ll see the best results by working with a talent scout who offers personalized solutions rather than a cookie-cutter approach.

2.    Industrial specialization.

Craftsmen are a special breed of employees because the industrial sector is a one-of-a-kind environment. It operates by different dynamics, upholds different standards, and prioritizes different needs than the rest of the economy. Generic staffing professionals don’t have the insider knowledge needed to be effective in their role. Craftsmen need to work with specialized staffers who are tapped into the pulse of the industrial sector.

3.    Proven success.

Failure isn’t a choice for craftsmen, so they deserve a talent scout to match that winning mentality. Looking at a staffing professional’s track record of success will tell you what kind of outcome you can expect. Don’t make the mistake of assuming experience is synonymous with experience. Ideally, you want an industrial talent scout with decades of experience and a history of hitting the mark.

4.    Respect in the industry.

In the industrial sector, a positive reputation is developed by providing value. Empty promises and ineffective solutions are sniffed out pretty quickly. Finding a talent scout that’s garnered respect within the industry is a reliable way to ensure you’re working with a credible, results-oriented, and effective staffing professional. Checking reviews from fellow craftsmen is another great litmus test of a staffer’s legitimacy.

Further Reading: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself When Looking for a New Career

5.    Strong relationships.

It would be great if landing the perfect job was as simple as standing out in the application process. While that’s part of the equation, most craftsmen fail to even connect with the best-fit employees. When searching for a worthwhile talent scout, make sure they have an extensive network of strong relationships with industrial employers. This can put you in direct contact with some of the best companies without requiring you to actively build relationships.

Work With Madden Craftsmen

Is the job search not bearing fruit? You’re in the right place! Madden Craftsmen is the go-to industrial staffer with decades of experience helping talented experts just like you find worthwhile and well-compensated gigs with some of the leading industrial employers. Plus, we offer a slew of benefits including ongoing support, 401(k) plans, and retirement planning assistance. Check out our comprehensive job search for a variety of best-fit job openings in your local area.

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