If you live or work in an area where freelance work is lucrative, you may find there are multiple talent agencies from which to choose. It’s possible that any of them could find work for you, depending how much your skills are in demand. To find the best fit, here are some tips and tricks when it comes to what to look for and what to ask.
What is the best way of Checking Out a Talent Agency?
Ask lots of questions, do your research, and go with your gut! Here are some things to keep in mind when it comes to working with a staffing agency:
— Does the agency represent your field as a primary strength, or only as a sideline?
— Do more experienced freelancers use or recommend this agency?
— Does the agency offer health benefits to freelancers?
— Does the agency offer training to help you update your skills?
— Is an agency representative willing to go over your portfolio with you and recommend improvements to your presentation?
— How often do freelancers get paid?
— Is the agency willing to accommodate your preferences for schedule, time off, work-from-home, or other needs?
Once you have these questions answers you are well on your way to checking out a talent agency in a fashion that is most beneficial to you. Don’t forget to check out a staffing agency’s social media accounts as well. Do they feel like they have the same values as you do? Do you want to repin their pins? Are their Glassdoor reviews good and LinkedIn profiles active?
Checking Out Artisan Talent
Good news: We can answer yes to all the right questions above! When you work with a boutique staffing agency like Artisan, we will match you with the best clients, jobs, and assignments to fit your skill set and personality.
Qualifying talent will also recieve:
- Weekly paychecks
- Health Insurance
- 401 K
- Paid Time Off
We believe that freelance professionals offer an unparalleled service to the companies that hire you—and we want you to receive the same value from your work that you bring to it. Does the notion of having access to health, dental, vision, 401k and even paid time off sound too good to be true? Just ask your Talent Rep what you need to do to qualify for these benefits.
Editors Note: This post has been revamped from its original version and freshened up for accuracy, timeliness, and to help you get that job.