IT staffing companies provide their customers and employees with learning experience and connections. However, there are still many myths surrounding IT staffing companies and this could influence job seekers who could potentially want to enter the field. Here are 5 common misconceptions that are associated with IT staffing.
Staffing Positions are Only Short-Term
This misconception is only partially true; ultimately, it depends on the job you were assigned. Some contracts may last as little as a week, whereas others are multi-year engagements. Top IT staffing firms are looking for dedicated, full-time employees and doing well on a job can create many benefits for you. Additionally, working through an IT staffing company provides you with connections and experience.
US Jobs are Being Sent Overseas
A few common concerns are that there are not enough IT jobs for everyone, or that most IT jobs are outsourced overseas. However, it is important to note that there are many IT positions that are still available in The United States. There are a variety of positions available, as well. For example:
- Mobile app development
- Software engineer
- Analytics manager
The Pay Isn’t Good
This one isn't true either! For the most part, technology is advancing and customers are increasing, so the demand for IT jobs are rising. However, your pay comes down to the margin the staffing company is taking out of the bill rate. If you are wondering how this works, ask your IT staffing company. You have every right to know what kind of cut you get for the amount of work you are doing.
There Aren’t Any Health Benefits
While it's true that many "temporary" or seasonal jobs do not have benefits to speak of, that is not always the case with a staffing firm. Many IT staffing companies do offer their own health benefits to contracted employees. In fact, they also often include other benefits like a 401(k), life insurance, and more.
- Most staffing firms offer some sort of health, dental, and/or vision coverage
- FMLA, short-term disability, and long-term disability options are also very common
Jobs Can Only Be Acquired By Working for Larger Companies
Many IT candidates don’t consider IT staffing companies because they believe that the best jobs are with large corporations. The truth is, many IT staffing companies provide well-paying jobs, good health benefits, and a chance for you to expand your knowledge and skill set. Even so, if you goal is to work for large corporations an IT staffing company may still benefit you, as it could help you get your foot in the door and establish vital connections in the industry.
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