What types of positions does The Ford Agency place?
The Ford Agency typically staffs individuals in permanent, support-oriented positions. Job titles in this category include: Administrative Assistant, Executive Assistant, Legal Secretary, Paralegal, Office Assistant, Staff Assistant, Research Assistant, Receptionist, Data Entry Clerk and Mail Room Clerk, among many others.
However, we are not limited to support staff positions. The Ford Agency frequently places executive-level candidates as well. We encourage qualified candidates to inquire about our management tier positions.
What are The Ford Agency’s core industries?
- Trade Associations
- Public Policy/Issue Advocacy
Because of the broad range of candidates we work with, we also invite special requests and welcome the opportunity to expand our capabilities.
How do I apply for permanent employment through The Ford Agency?
The first step is to send your resume via fax or email to our Permanent Placement division. To help us match the right job with your needs, we strongly encourage you to include a cover letter introducing yourself and explaining the type of work you’re looking for. If you plan to email your resume, please attach it as an MS Word document and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you plan to send your resume by fax, send it to (202) 466-6167.
How soon will I hear back?
Our recruiters carefully review each resume in the order received. The initial review process may take several days. We appreciate your patience while we evaluate your resume and cover letter for potential job matches. If we have a current match that fits your qualifications and goals, we will contact you as soon as possible. If there are no open positions, we will continue to hold your resume until new opportunities arise.
When I am called for an interview, what can I expect?
Once you have a scheduled appointment with The Ford Agency, allot at least one hour for the meeting. During this time, you will fill out an application form, meet with a recruiter to discuss your job search and take software and typing tests. The software test will evaluate your proficiency with MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Depending on your particular job search, you may meet with more than one recruiter.
What should I bring to the interview?
Please bring a copy of your resume and a list of three (3) professional references.
How do I know if I’m qualified?
The Ford Agency is an equal opportunity employer. When selecting qualified candidates, we look at past and present experience, tenure and communication and technical skills. Qualifications vary for different jobs. Most administrative support jobs will require proficiency with Microsoft Office programs and some previous office experience. Legal Secretarial and Executive Assistant jobs require candidates to have at least 2-3 years experience in a similar position.
What geographic areas does The Ford Agency serve?
Most jobs listed with The Ford Agency are located in the D.C. Metro area. This area includes:
- Washington, D.C.
- Northern Virginia: Rosslyn, Courthouse, Ballston and Tysons Corner
- Maryland: Prince George’s and Montgomery counties
What if I’m not a local resident?
The Ford Agency frequently works with out-of-state candidates. We encourage all professionals to apply for consideration. Our career services can be an extremely valuable tool for your transition to the area. The process for non-local applicants is the same. Please submit your resume with cover letter via email or fax, and one of our recruiters will call you back as soon as possible.
How quickly will I find a job?
Unfortunately, the job market is unpredictable. We do our best to make quick matches, but that often depends on current jobs available. However, you can dramatically improve your chances by having all the necessary documents ready, especially job references.
Does The Ford Agency place candidates with companies outside the Washington, D.C. area?
Our dedication to the D.C. metro job market and the relationships we have built with local organizations are the foundation to our success. Therefore, we do not concentrate our efforts beyond the metro region.
Do I have to pay a fee or sign a contract?
No! Candidates never pay a fee to The Ford Agency and will not be asked to sign a contract.