Should I Send Resumes to Temp Agencies?

Resume Bear

Temp agencies are a major part of the workforce in the United States. Working for a temp agency has many benefits. If you plan to apply to a temp agency, there are some things you should do to prepare your resume appropriately. Working for a temp agency certainly has some downsides as well. Creating a Resume for a Temp Agency. It’s important to submit a resume to a temp agency. A resume for a temp agency should also focus on your skills.

Transform Temp / Contract Work into a Permanent Job

Career Realism

Internships Job Search advice blog career job management resume search temporary workContract or temporary work does NOT guarantee a future at the company. It is exactly that: a stretch of employment that has a finite end to it. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com.

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updates: the incompetent temp, the person who lacked ambition, and more

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Our weird and incompetent temp keeps getting rehired. She later told me she didn’t get the 1-year temp-to-perm position due to failing a language proficiency test, but was offered another 3-month renewal to her temp contract. It’s a special “where are you now?”

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Get an internship now, at age 20, 30, or 40

Penelope Trunk

It used to be that internships were just for college kids. But today, the internship is for anyone who wants to do work they have no track record for doing. The internship is learning ground and proving ground for any age. It’s true that kids in college absolutely must get work experience in order to be employable after college , and an internship is a good way to do that, at any age. People in their 30s get internships to make up for lost time in their 20s.

do I write horribly unclear emails, my internships look like job-hopping, and more

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I just left a job after 5 months of temp work in an office of 3 people (me, a paralegal, and an attorney). My internships make employers think I’m a job-hopper. Throughout law school, I had a number of internships (between 20-40 hours per week) that are either directly or somewhat related to the industry where I currently work/where I’m seeking new opportunities. It’s seven short answers to seven short questions. Here we go… 1.

2013 56

10 tips to get the most out of your internship — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager 10 tips to get the most out of your internship January 17, 2011 If you’re thinking about leaving college without doing a couple of internships, don’t. But it’s also not enough simply to do a few internships. News & World Report today, I offer 10 tips for getting the most out of your internship. But it’s also not enough simply to do a few internships.

Stop Searching, Start Working: 2 Things You Should do while Unemployed

Ms. Career Girl

Temping and freelancing my friends, temping and freelancing. Temping Temporary jobs are great. And according to the American Staffing Association (ASA), around 18% of temp jobs a year turn into permanent positions. Aim to work with temp agencies that cater to your industry. Here’s a really fabulous post on how to get and keep a temp job. I want to reiterate that freelance and temp work are not synonymous with internship.

2010 174

Career Advice for New Grads - life@work

Life@work

My job search strategy was to find temp work and see where it led. Think internship.     As it happened, I did find a long-term temp job that summer, which led to a job at my temp agency placing people, which led to my first job in HR with a client company. My job search strategy was to find temp work and see where it led. Think internship.

2010 120

5 Job Search Tips for Prospective Graduates

Career Alley

Students should also take advantage of networking opportunities initiated during previous internships or through contacts made at job fairs. Some options include working as a temp, taking an unpaid internship , volunteering in a position or with a company related to your interests, and working abroad. “ A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.

2014 207

14 Job Search Resources for 2015

Career Alley

Three steps – select your category (industry), job type (temp, perm, etc.) Get great information on interviews, LinkedIn, what not to do in job search, cover letters, internships, top companies for remote jobs, and the list goes on. There are four basic categories of job search resources – Recruiters, Job Search Sites, Social Networks and Company Career Sites.

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5 Job Search Tips for Prospective Graduates

Career Alley

Students should also take advantage of networking opportunities initiated during previous internships or through contacts made at job fairs. Some options include working as a temp, taking an unpaid internship, volunteering in a position or with a company related to your interests, and working abroad. “ A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.

2011 207

Top 10 New Years Resolutions for Job Seekers

Resume Bear

Explore Internship and Temporary Job Opportunities. An internship or temp job with your favorite employer could open the door to finding your dream job. YouTern.com , Internships.com , Manpower.com , Randstad.com , and KellyServices.com are great resources for finding an internship or temporary job. Career related New Year’s Resolutions are among the top 10 most popular resolutions made by people each year.

2013 177

Four Ways Video Games Are Good For Your Career

Ms. Career Girl

In an article discussing his job as a World of Warcraft avatar , Eric Ravenscraft talks about ‘mundane’ fantasy tasks as a temp might an Outlook spreadsheet. Inspiring Interns is a graduate recruitment agency specialising in internships and the many graduate jobs London has to offer. The post Four Ways Video Games Are Good For Your Career appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. What image enters your mind at hearing the words ‘video gamer’? Melted brains? Bloodshot eyes?

2016 133

?? 13 Really Good Things To Do Between Jobs

JobMob

Every time I log in to Facebook the first thing I see is someone saying they got a job/internship. Get a temp job. Temp jobs are good in between jobs as a way to keep your spirits up and stay productive while earning some income, but did you know there are actually 15 Savvy Reasons To Temp Between Jobs ? How to survive while between jobs and keep busy the right way. Photo by ? ?. Know this: the situation you are now in is not permanent.

2019 40

The 5 Commandments of Getting Hired in Entertainment

Career Realism

Thou Shalt Not Blow a Temp Gig or Internship. This means the boss at your temp job, internship, or free gig, as well as your previous or current boss if you are in a job interview. Thou Shalt Not Lie on Your Resume.

Job Search – From the Beginning – Recruiters Part 1

Career Alley

Offering employment opportunities that are direct hire, temporary and temp to hire. CareerAlley Career advice, job search advice and job search site reviews Comments By Email Posts Jobs powered by Simply Hired « Fasten Seat Belt While Job Hunting – from your Smartphone Career or Job Change – How Do You Decide?

2010 207

HIRE ME! 7 Tips For Getting A Job After College

Career Realism

Creating a profile on temp and employment agency websites like GradWeb are also great ways to get yourself noticed. Take an extra internship. You probably did an internship as part of your degree plan, but there is nothing wrong with doing a post-collegiate internship. If you graduate with no options available, taking an unpaid internship may help you refresh your job skills and build new contacts.

2014 88

Practitioner Spotlight: Jennifer Payne, @JennyJensHR

Workology

My degree is in Marketing, and there was a time that I was hoping to go into sports marketing (my internship was with the Buffalo Sabres hockey team). When I graduated from college, I took a long term temp position within the HR department at my current company to make some money and gain some corporate experience while searching for my “real job.” Each week Blogging4Jobs will start highlighting current, former, or retired practitioners who are shaking things up in the HR space.

2015 122

Job Search from the Beginning – Recruiters Part 2

Career Alley

Taylor-Hodson -This is a NY based firm which specializes in both temporary, temp to perm and permanent hiring. CareerAlley Career advice, job search advice and job search site reviews Comments By Email Posts Jobs powered by Simply Hired « Four Ways To Re-Personalize Your Job Search And Get Noticed Finding a Job During the Holidays » Job Search from the Beginning – Recruiters Part 2 “ People often say that motivation doesn’t last.

2010 185

56 Most Popular Job Search Blog Posts of 2010

JobMob

Grace Kutney : Internship basics – What is an internship? Jennifer Capenito : Why Temping Might Be a Good Option for You. The most-visited blog posts of 2010 by top job bloggers from around the world. The list isn’t ranked, I simply added the links as the bloggers sent them to me. Enjoy! Top Job Bloggers’ Most Popular Articles of 2010. Lindsey Pollak : Top 5 Recruiter Pet Peeves REVEALED! Lance Haun : Your Thoughts: Twitter and Public Speaking.

2010 87

update from the reader applying for a job with someone she’d previously worked for

Ask A Manager

However, I took the rejection graciously and kept in contact because they had given me my start in DC with an internship, and they’re all just such great people that I couldn’t possibly be upset with them for too long! After that, I finished out the other internship I was working at the time, although I was pretty unhappy with the 40-hour/week workload on top of the part-time serving job I needed to make ends meet.

2013 57

what to put on a resume when you have zero work experience

Ask a Manager

Even with entry-level jobs, you’re going to be up against other entry-level candidates who have some amount of experience — summer jobs, internships, campus projects, etc. Temping would be better (and if they can pass the temp agency’s skills tests, they’ll probably get sent on some temp jobs). A reader writes: I was tapped to help my friend, “Jordan,” get their resume together.

2019 30

advice for high schoolers on what to do in college

Ask A Manager

Lots of internships? I receive way too many resumes from recent grads who have literally no work experience: nothing, not internships, not temp jobs, nothing at all. He should do internships every semester he can, so that he has that experience on his resume. A reader writes: What advice do you have for high schoolers? I have a nephew who’s barely in the 9th grade – just started last August, in fact.

2011 61

terse answer Tuesday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

Ask A Manager

Leaving a temp job earlier than planned. I had just agreed to a temp position running for several months, and reiterated my willingness to continue part-time for the new organization, with the hope that we could work out something full-time after the temp position was over. Does initially telling the first organization that I had agreed to a temp position, and now backing out of it look really, really bad?

How to Ace Your Job Hunt and Work with Recruiters: The Ultimate Guide

The Undercover Recruiter

If you’re working and an agency says something is temp to hire, ask if they’ll hire you will they be continuing the job search? If you’re in college get an internship. Over the years I have spoken with hundreds of people who need some general job hunting (and staying at a job!) advice. I started compiling some hints, tricks, tips, thoughts, aphorisms, maxims, adages, proverbs, truisms and the occasional soliloquies.

2013 86

I was one of the interns fired for writing a proposal for a more flexible dress code

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I am writing to you because I was fired from my internship last summer. Why I’m writing to you now is because besides that internship, I have no other work experience. I don’t think I should put the internship on my resume because I got fired and because it was for a stupid reason that I know was wrong. I don’t even think I should mention the internship when I apply or at interviews, and I still regret letting Niles talk me into it.

telling a new boss about an awful assistant, how managers can stop gossip, and more

Ask A Manager

How can I ask my internship manager why my hours are decreasing? internships that are keeping me afloat financially. I’ve been very lucky in my field in terms of these internships, especially to get paying ones. Lately, though, one of my internships has been reducing my hours, and I’m not sure why. Leaving a temp job early. I’ve never applied/been hired to a temp position before, so sorry if this is a really newbish question.

2013 56

my parents say I should offer to work for free for a week to prove myself to employers

Ask A Manager

Also this prevents me from doing other things during the work week (job hunting, phone calls, being on-call for temp work). There are some exceptions to this, like nonprofits, government agencies, and internships that are carefully structured to meet standards that this proposal wouldn’t.).

2014 58

don't send poetry as your writing sample, and other suggestions.

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager don’t send poetry as your writing sample, and other suggestions for job applicants December 30, 2010 I’m hiring college students for several internships right now, which means that the candidates are a mix of really impressive/prepared and really … not. what should I say/ask as I leave my internship? how can I get my temp job to hire me on permanently?

2010 51

my manager is trying to push me out of my job, sympathy interviews, and more

Ask a Manager

Listing lots of smaller temp jobs on a resume. I have worked for multiple temp agencies here recently and they are for the same job title. As of right now, I have it formatted like this: Temp agency name, the company, dates, and below the job that was done. All the short-term projects that I have done through these temp agencies generally last only 3 to 4 months. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. I think my manager is trying to push me out of my job.

my coworkers rant about hating kids, I can’t wear a mask, and more

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I have a question regarding part-time/internships and how they count towards “years of experience.” I graduated two years ago and have been doing full-time temp jobs (in the same field) since. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

2020 39

A Philosophical Job Search

Evil HR Lady

Before you go out and spend money on a course, which may or may not help you, attempt to get an HR internship. If that doesn't work, go to a temp agency and say you'll do ANYTHING as long as it is in an HR department. Hello, Evil HR Lady. I've got a question that may be a bit personal, but hopefully it's still general enough to be useful to you. I'm a philosophy major. (Go Go on, laugh, get it out of your system.)

2008 100

it’s your Friday good news

Ask a Manager

Back in February, I had a temp-to-perm job that was a couple of months past when it was supposed to go permanent, and I was getting the run-around from management on when that would happen. It’s your Friday good news, with more accounts of success even in this weird time.

2020 33

does my boss want to have an affair with me, I feel guilty about resigning, and more

Ask a Manager

Six weeks ago, I asked my boss to try to keep the average A/C temp at 73 degrees. Three weeks ago, I asked for a follow-up and stated that it was still freezing cold and the A/C temp was still at 71 degrees. Will job-searching long-distance be easier if I’m looking for internships rather than full-time jobs? Well, many internships are only offered to college students, but there are certainly ones that will consider other candidates.

Top Ten Ways to Find a Job | ResumeToReferral.com

Resume to Referral

Get some Professional Help – Recruiters, headhunters, and temp agencies are always looking for qualified candidates. Home About Free Mags Jobs Resume Services Advertise « New Job-Search Toolbar Follow Up Your Cover Letter With a Follow-Up! » Top Ten Ways to Find a Job When the economy is in bad shape, the job market is usually worse.

2010 61

Warning: Your Major is Not a Floatation Device

Ms. Career Girl

Other times you land an internship that seems random at first but then you fall in love with it. Due to the economy and my own learning curve, I began temping as an administrative assistant last year and I’ve evolved into a technology support coach, where I use the skills from my communication(PR) degree to ensure that me and my co-workers provide great customer service to our many customers that call. Career Girl Marketing to Gen Y Women. Home About Archives Write for Us!

2010 205

short answer Sunday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions

Ask A Manager

Can you do too many internships? While she was an undergrad, she completed five internships. Since graduating, she has completed two internships, none of which have resulted in her getting a job. She is currently working a temp job which will likely not result in a full-time gig and her resume now consists of that and her seven internships. Is her resume scaring off potential employers because she has done too many internships?

2012 56

tiny answer Tuesday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions

Ask A Manager

Do internships count toward total years of experience? I’ve worked steadily since I was in high school, did internships in college, had a full-time (though short-term) job after completing my BA and while studying for the LSAT, interned and worked during law school, and held a 6-month temp position before this. Can I count my internship experience as “years of work experience”?

2012 54

applying for a job where my manager’s husband works, is my masters degree hurting my job search, and more

Ask A Manager

I graduated with a masters degree in Communications Management and have spent about a year doing various part-time jobs and internships to gain more work experience and am looking for a full-time job. I also applied to a temp agency after I felt like I need some help in the “getting a job” department. The temp agency person retorted that I do have a masters degree. It’s five short answers to five short questions. Here we go….

2013 53

summer intern is awful, boss wants me to make a PowerPoint for her raise request, and more

Ask a Manager

Usually, these interns have just finished graduate school in our field, and the internship has been a launching board for a number of successes, including many of the current employees. It’s not a coffee-fetching internship; it’s basically a temporary job doing the same creative work as the rest of us. She doesn’t seem willing to work hard and improve, which is what internships are for. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

2017 22

No Reason to Limit Your Career

Career Realism

AH-HA MOMENT AUTHORS APPLICATION TAKE THE FREE QUIZ WINNERS APPROVED EXPERTS BECOME AN EXPERT EXPERT BENEFITS EXPERT SCHEDULE INTERVIEW PREP PERSONAL BRANDING RESUME & COVER LETTER YOUNG PROFESSIONAL SCORING AN INTERNSHIP C-TWIPS FEATURED TWEETS ORIGINAL PROJECT T.A.P. Further, I’d visit local temp agencies and share your story.

2010 57

mini answer Monday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

Ask A Manager

Internship has turned into The Weakest Link. I have had a difficult time finding a steady job, so I have been volunteering and doing temp work. Thanks to a networking connection who encouraged me to apply, I was selected for a 15-week paid internship. When I walked in, I was informed that I was interviewing for a job and the internship. It would be one thing if they said they had two intern slots and hoped to hire one of the two at the end of the internship.

2013 55

applying for a role similar to one I turned down at the same company

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I’d held 3 internships in this field and one full-time job, and still, the interviewing process was rigorous. It is advertised as temp, which is how the previous job was listed — I think they use this term in lieu of saying that it’s not a salaried role. A reader writes: Last year, after being laid off, I applied for a position in my prestigious field that was at the same level, title-wise, as my previous job, but not comparable in terms of compensation.

2012 56