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Job Hunters Expect Recruiters to Pay Off

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Job seekers are expecting big things from the recruiters they hire to help them find work, new research shows.

A study by professional staffing firm Addison Group revealed that more than half of U.S. employees plan to work with a recruitment firm for their next job search. Among that group, 70 percent believe they will get a larger salary and compensation package because of their connection to the recruiter.

Specifically, nearly half of those leveraging a staffing firm expect to get a salary increase of at least 10 percent, while 22 percent anticipate getting compensation increases of at least 20 percent.

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The study found that overall, 42 percent of job seekers — including those who do and don't work with recruiters — aren't planning on a raise this year, or may even have to take a pay cut in their next role.

With previous data projecting the average raise for all employees this year to be around 3 percent, the Addison Group study shows candidates who are planning to work with recruiters expect a salary that is three to 10 times greater than what they are earning in their current role.

Thomas Moran, CEO of Addison Group, said it is no surprise that candidates expect staffing firms to create value for them during their job search.

"The research shows that the bar is set higher for our team and staffing firms across the country," Moran said. "People expect us to help them achieve their professional and personal financial goals."

The study was based on surveys of more than 1,000 people living in the U.S. who were employed full-time, as well as unemployed workers interested in obtaining full-time work.

Follow Chad Brooks on Twitter @cbrooks76 or BusinessNewsDaily @BNDarticles. We're also on Facebook & Google+. This story originally published on BusnessNewsDaily.

Chad Brooks

Chad Brooks is a Chicago-based freelance writer who has nearly 15 years experience in the media business. A graduate of Indiana University, he spent nearly a decade as a staff reporter for the Daily Herald in suburban Chicago, covering a wide array of topics including, local and state government, crime, the legal system and education. Following his years at the newspaper Chad worked in public relations, helping promote small businesses throughout the U.S. Follow him on Twitter.

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