Your job search has started. Your resume is live. You begin to apply to every job post you see. Indeed claims you’re a “perfect match” and without even looking at the job description, you apply. You run through the motions of filling out applications, but don’t have the motivation anymore to write a cover letter after you’ve already written 12. It’s possible you’re unemployed due to COVID-19 or maybe you are desperately searching for a new job that offers you more value as an employee. You might hear back from companies, but you probably won’t. I know what it feels like because I’ve been there. I’m sure we all have.

Being active on the job market can seem like a full-time job. The process of revising your resume can become endless and the hours you spend preparing for interviews and scheduling calls and meetings add up. You have to ask yourself, how much time are you willing to dedicate to finding a new position? At what point do you change your approach? At this point you may be feeling discouraged, especially if you aren’t given any feedback, but you may just not know where to look. Are you ready to ask for support?

Here at Provato we have connections. Our network of companies that are hiring extends across almost all federal agencies, including the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community. We recruit for small government contractors as positions become vacant or available, but we also work with our clients on their future opportunities. One value we derive from working with small government contractors is having the ability to learn their culture. As an extension of our clients’ recruiting efforts, we understand what their values and culture are. We take the time to learn about our clients from the employees who work there. Once we learn about what you value and what type of culture you would like to be part of, we know which client to introduce to you.

Small government contractors might not have the name brand of some of the larger government contractors, but one thing is for certain, they value their employees and see beyond their job title because in order to remain competitive they have to provide more then usual to their employees.

Our Talent Strategy Consultants engage with candidates who are actively on the job market. They also connect with those who are passively on the job market, waiting for the right opportunity. Our team takes the time to understand what our candidates are looking for in a new job. When a candidate speaks with one of our Talent Strategy Consultants, they can expect to be asked a lot of questions. What exactly are you looking for in a new role? Why are you leaving your current company? What’s important for you to consider when accepting a new role? It’s important to do your research and look inward and reflect on what you want. It helps to tailor your search and narrow down opportunities based off your job and company requirements. You’re looking for a job for a reason. What does your current employer not offer that you are looking for? Create a checklist and if you’re able, don’t settle until you find a job and a company that checks all of your boxes. We advocate for you and don’t want you to accept anything less than the best.