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Staffing Agency vs Career Coach

Staffing Agency vs Career Coach

Which should you choose?

If you are seeking employment assistance there are many routes you can take to get the job you desire. Choosing the right method can make all the difference.

As a leading Florida staffing company, we will be discussing the merits of working with an agency versus working with a career coach. We may be a little bias, but we do see the value in each service.


Most staffing agencies offer their support as a free service to job seekers. Many applicants do not realize this and therefore they are missing out on a great opportunity for support.

Depending on their experience, a career coach will charge anywhere from $75 to $350 per hour. If you figure the average job seeker spends 10-15 hours with their coach, that brings the total cost to $1,000 or $6,000. For high level positions where your salary will far exceed those costs, it is well worth the investment.


Many employment agencies can place a person within 24 hours to a couple weeks, which is on par with the national average of 22.5 days from time of interview to offer.

A career coach can be an ideal adviser if you want to repackage yourself for prospective employers. The average length of time it takes to find a job with a coach, particularly in this economy, is 41 weeks.


Agency recruiters are experts in the field and are always up on the latest industry trends. They provide assistance with your resume and match your skills to their clients’ needs. They also listen to your concerns and work with you to come up with practical solutions.

Many coaches are certified, some give motivational speeches, and others have published articles or books regarding employment. They can help you focus and help you figure out what you really want to do. Just make sure you research before choosing a career coach, as unlike an agency, anyone can advertise themselves as such.


Partnering with an agency means you are not all alone in your job search. You are being supported by a team of capable recruiters who can give you valuable tips and coach you before your interview.

Working with a career coach can give you a sense of well-being and productivity in your job search. They can also help you deal with negative thoughts, which could be a roadblock to your success.


Ultimately what you get out of working with a staffing agency or a career coach will completely depend on what you do with the information and advice you receive. There are no guarantees that you will find a position. Your future is truly in your hands.

For information regarding our staffing services and a listing of available positions, please visit our website. Also be sure to follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. We love interacting and sharing knowledge with our candidates. Happy Job Seeking!