Whether you’re seeking out temporary, part-time, or permanent, full-time work in the Texas technology industry, partnering with a qualified recruiting agency can provide a deep level of insight, access, and support in your job search.

There are several misconceptions about technology recruiting firms when it comes to the types of positions available to tech engineers. Many approach agencies with hesitation because they’ve had a bad experience in the past or heard a “horror story” from a friend.

Not all agencies are built the same and we understand the reluctance which can sometimes come up when you’re putting your career in the hands of a stranger. At Providence Partners, however, we like to think of our team as a knowledge base you can query in order to better navigate the opportunities available and assess which one will be the right fit for you.

Misconception #1: I’ll Get Paid Less By Working with a Recruiting Agency

Many of the tech engineers we work with and successfully place into careers express to us that, initially, they thought that by working with a recruiting agency, they would end up making less money because the recruiter is taking a cut. They are surprised when we’re able to find them a position in a company they love at a salary that is either competitive with the current market or over market salary rates.

To give full transparency, we do take a fee when we successfully place tech engineers into Texas technology firms and organizations. Our team spends a great deal of time helping the right candidates find the right fit, which is why we only work with top-tier talent. But our fee does not come out of your salary. Organizations are happy to pay us above and beyond what you’re earning because we bring such qualified candidates. Working with Providence Partners is a great way to find a truly satisfying job with a competitive salary that makes sense for your expanding lifestyle.

Misconception #2: I’ll Have to Pay My Recruiter for Their Services

You can imagine how important it is for technology companies in Texas to find employees which don’t just match a certain talent stack, but are also the right fit for their corporate culture, and showcase an ability to grow and adapt to shifting KPIs. That’s not always an easy thing to find.

For this reason, Texas technology firms looking to hire for specific engineering jobs come to Providence Partners to find the best talent available. The company hiring pays us, which means that the right candidates retain an entire team of knowledgeable recruiters working for them without any out of pocket expense.

Misconception #3: Recruiters Aren’t Thinking About Satisfaction, Just Placement

At Providence Partners, our business is built on word-of-mouth. We rely on satisfied clients to help us tell our story and find us A-Level talent which we can represent. We know that birds of a feather flock together and that when we help one tech engineering star, they tend to know others.

That’s why we don’t operate like a chop shop, simply matching keywords and categories without any personal interaction. Our team is looking for top talent which we can get to know. We’re interested in your short-term and long-term goals and help you design a career trajectory that makes sense over the next 5+ years.

The technology companies we are working for are not looking for entry-level talent, they are looking for rising stars. When we identify you as a rising star, we go to bat for you in a big way.

Misconception #4: Technology Recruiters Only Have Access to Temporary Positions

We know that given the place you’re at in your career, there can be a myriad of opportunities which would look enticing for you. While we do offer short-term, temp-to-hire recruiting, we also have a massive track record of placing top-tier engineering talent into full-time positions. When technology companies are seeking the best, they come to Providence Partners and trust that we’ll be able to match both the talent stack and corporate culture and style they are seeking.

We often have more full-time positions than short-term, and because we only work with top-tier talent, technology firms know that when we recommend a candidate, they’re often a winner. If you feel you’re in the top tier of tech engineering talent, we’d love to chat with you about your career goals.

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