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EDUCATION EMPLOYMENT AGENCY MYTHS DEBUNKED

Myth and facts

I WILL BE CHARGED MONEY TO WORK WITH YOUR AGENCY
Class Professionals never charge a candidate a fee for work. We are engaged by schools and childcare centres to fill job openings and are paid by them to find and secure top quality staff. There is no cost to you when you register with, or are hired to fill a position.

EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES CAN'T FIND YOU A PERMANENT JOB JUST DAY TO DAY RELIEF POSITIONS
A large percentage of our business involves filling relief positions on a day to day basis, however, we also fill short-term, long-term and permanent positions across all education job roles and have a successful track record of placing existing candidates in long term, part-time and full-time jobs.

IF YOU SIGN WITH AN AGENCY YOU CAN'T WORK WITH ANY SCHOOLS OR CHILDCARE CENTRES DIRECT
This is untrue. The only schools and childcare centres you can’t work for direct are the ones we have previously placed you in. You can approach and work for any other organisation direct without any involvement from Class Professionals. Any school or childcare centre we have sent you to must abide by a 12 month lock in period before hiring you direct, alternatively they can pay a buy-out fee and put you on their payroll.

YOU MUST BE AVAILABLE ALL OF THE TIME TO BE OFFERED WORK
One of the great benefits of working for an agency is the freedom and flexibility to work where and when you want. You are in control of your availability and can pick and choose the days and areas you would like to work. This will not affect your standing with us or reduce you eligibility for work.

YOU WON'T BE PAID AS MUCH WORKING FOR AN AGENCY
If we place you in a government school you will be paid by the Department of Education in line with your current pay level. Private school placements are paid on a flat hourly rate applicable for all levels of position and childcare staff are paid hourly dependent on the level of the position.

I CAN'T USE AGENCY WORK ON MY RESUME
Long term unemployment can look bad on your resume, noting that you worked for an agency shows determination to learn new skills, make new connections and show flexibility.

YOU CAN'T BE REGISTERED WITH MORE THAN ONE AGENCY
There are no legal restrictions on the number of agencies you register with. However, being loyal to Class Professionals will definitely improve your standing and increase your job opportunities in the quieter months.

EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES ARE ONLY GOOD FOR ENTRY LEVEL JOBS
At Class Professionals we specialise in education and childcare and recruit for all levels and roles including executive positions.

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