Recruting Agency Startup Advice
I am currently in a traditional job in I.T. with a focus on Human Resource systems. I am dying to start something on my own that will allow me more people time and less computer time. I have a knack for helping folks fiind jobs and beef up their resume.I have been working with a career coach for about 10 weeks. We have been able to determine I have a strong passion for recruiting and dovetailed with that is career coaching. I would like to start my own recruiting agency, but I don`t have the "formal background" to do so. I am looking for advice on getting started. I am also wanting to bring my wife into the business. She is an accountant. I believe we could handle I.T., Human Resources, and Accounting recruiting. My questions are:1. What is the best approach to finding "customers"? Although I consider job-seekers as "customers", in this case I am defining customers as businesses that will pay for this service. What approach would one take to acquire business interest?2. Would a "home office" be a good fit for this business? I know there will be quite a bit of initial interviews - although some agencies do not do face-to-face. Is it professional to meet the interviewee at a coffee house, etc?3. What are the biggest barriers to entry into this field? Since my background is in corporate I.T., I am concerned about my background. However, you never know until you try.Thanks,BigTop"It`s always a circus!"
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