Why Taking A Temp Job Is A Smart Job Search Move

Career Realism

Why Taking A Temp Job Is A Smart Job Search Move. Related: Job Seekers: Why You Should Try A Temp Job. Even a less-than-ideal temp job may be perceived as better than no job at all on your resume and LinkedIn profile. For many the biggest perk of temp roles is the flexibility.

5 Reasons Temp Jobs Are Helpful During a Lapse in Employment

Career Alley

Finding a new job is stressful enough on its own, whether you’ve been laid off, quit, or fired, but once you’ve reached the point where it’s been months and you still haven’t found anything the job hunt can get downright depressing.

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3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager 3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession April 4, 2011 Last spring, I quit my job to go to work for myself. But as a result, when I wanted to quit my job and work for myself, people actually wanted to hire me.

what do I owe my long-time employer when I quit?

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Over the last three years, all of the other employees have quit and my boss has failed to replace them. He did attempt to replace our accounting and billing person – first with his wife, then with his former babysitter, then a friend, all of whom had zero experience and worked just long enough to screw up our records and quit. do you have to tell your boss why you’re quitting? A reader writes: I have been working for the same small law firm for almost 10 years.

interviewer asked how my family would describe me, employee quit after gossip about her therapy, and more

Ask A Manager

My employee quit on the spot after her request for a therapy referral was shared. One of the employees in the division I manage recently quit on the spot without providing notice. She quit because another manager disclosed her request for a referral to a counselor under our employee assistance program. Another former employee who had heard about what happened ran into her after she quit, and he said she denied ever seeing a counselor (even though she truly was seeing one).

how to use a foot in the door, quitting a job you like, and more

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How to quit a job you like. I have only quit jobs when I was unhappy, and in those cases you suggested resigning by saying something like: “I want to let you know that after four years with Chocolate Teapots Inc., ” But how do you quit when you like your job? Of course, I have studied your interview guide, and I wouldn’t dream of quitting until I have an offer in writing. It’s wee answer Wednesday — seven short answers to seven short questions.

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This Holiday Perk Could Last Year-Round

Evil HR Lady

Your mail room people would quit or you’d have to hire a bunch of temps to deal with the holiday boxes, but for a startup with 20 people, it’s perfect. What is a cash-strapped startup to do when the holidays roll around?

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5 Things That Will INSTANTLY Make You More Employable

Career Realism

Whether you were fired, laid off, let go, or just quit your job, it’s important to find activities that will make you more employable when you’re out of work. Temp Work. Working with temp agencies (or staffing agencies) is a great in-between-jobs option for professionals.

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5 Things That Will INSTANTLY Make You More Employable

Career Realism

Whether you were fired, laid off, let go, or just quit your job, it’s important to find activities that will make you more employable when you’re out of work. Temp Work. Working with temp agencies (or staffing agencies) is a great in-between-jobs option for professionals.

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my office is obsessed with weight

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager being overweight in an office that’s obsessed with weight March 8, 2011 A reader writes: Recently, one of my co-workers quit after only a few months of employment. will people think its irresponsible that I quit my job?

is it unprofessional to use emoticons in work emails?

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But I usually stop myself unless I know the person quite well and/or they have used them in an email to me. ending an email with “please advise” how to respond to an anonymous note that says a temp is stealing is it unprofessional to use emoticons in work emails? A reader writes: What is your feeling on using emoticons (smiley faces, etc.) in professional emails?

Found a Dream Job at a Tweetup

Resume Bear

Tens of thousands of businesses are using twitter, quite a few of which are using it to help in their search for new employees – and that means there is some great opportunities to find your perfect job through social media. Twitter is not just for talking about your dog or your lunch.

New Kindle Book: 101 Top Holiday Job Search Tips from Job-Hunt Experts

Executive Career Brand

So you see, chances are quite good that you can land a job during the holidays. I don’t mean just a holiday temp job (although that’s an option, too) . Some can be done quite quickly, with very beneficial results.

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How HR Found Me: Tips for Getting Started in HR

Blogging4jobs

When the job I had hoped for fell through, I found myself scouring job postings and applying at temp agencies. The first (and only) temp job I was sent out on was as an HR assistant at a manufacturing and distribution company.

40 Tips for Older Job Seekers That Actually Get Results

JobMob

Temp to improve. Registering with a temp agency is a good way to update your skills or learn new ones, especially if you are someone who prefers ‘learning by doing’ More from Quintessential Careers , on resumes: 21. “Overqualified?”

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How twitter got me hired

Resume Bear

Tens of thousands of businesses are using twitter, quite a few of which are using it to help in their search for new employees – and that means there is some great opportunities to find your perfect job through social media.

Money Makeover Series: New to the Workforce

Ms. Career Girl

When I first spoke to Krystle, she was still looking for her first professional job and doing temp work to make ends meet. Since Krystle wasn’t spending frivolously on anything and, in fact, was quite frugal, this was a pretty tough decision.

update: I had a fling with my new boss’s then-husband

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I ended up quitting rather than working for her. I’m working as a temp until I can find a permanent full time job. I did have an interview but the hiring manager “saw red flags” when I was unable to provide a current reference from either job I have had in the past (the one where I worked with the father of my child and the one I just quit) and only had a single reference for 12 years of work in the form of my now retired former manager.

do people have to say hi in the hallways at work?

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A reader writes: For several months, I’ve been supervising an awesome temp who we’re finally able to hire to our project (yay!). Out of the blue today, a coworker (not someone above me in the office hierarchy) pulled me aside to give me some feedback on the temp since she heard we were planning to make the hire. According to her, I need to tell the temp to say hello to people when she walks by them in the hallways.

The Value of Trusting Employees #CAHR15

Blogging4jobs

The law provided sick leave to many employees who had not previously received it, such as temps and those who work part time. Besides, they can take a job with me just to use the paid sick time, and then quit!” How well do you trust your employees?

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giving feedback to a rude intern, my CEO is saying I was fired but I quit, and more

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My CEO is telling people she fired me, but I quit. To be clear, I wanted to quit and I’m not looking for unemployment. My worry is that future potential employers would call her and she’d tell them she fired me, even though I quit. Asking for a temp manager’s help with a job search without signaling I wouldn’t want to go permanent. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Giving feedback to a rude intern.

51 quick and easy ways to improve your CV

Mildred Talabi

Quit being modest and get to selling yourself ! Group similar roles or temp jobs under one heading.

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51 quick and easy ways to improve your CV

Mildred Talabi

Quit being modest and get to selling yourself ! Group similar roles or temp jobs under one heading.

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my new coworker is my childhood bully, getting people stop with replying-all, and more

Ask A Manager

For what it’s worth, I’ve read quite a few accounts of former childhood bullies and people who confronted their former bullies, and apparently it’s not uncommon for the bullies not to even remember that they were horrible to a particular person! Can my resume show that my temp work was so good that it led to a newly created full-time position? About a year ago, I accepted a three-month temp job at my current company. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

Found a Dream Job at a Tweetup

Resume Bear

Tens of thousands of businesses are using twitter, quite a few of which are using it to help in their search for new employees – and that means there is some great opportunities to find your perfect job through social media. Twitter is not just for talking about your dog or your lunch.

my department will fall apart if I get pregnant and take maternity leave

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What if you quit? You could also look into hiring long-term skilled temps from a company that specializes in HR placement (these aren’t like admin temps, but are people who are trained in HR and can actually fill in for some of the core work that you do). A reader writes: I am currently an HR generalist for a medium-sized not-for-profit (health care). I work under the HR director and am also over one HR assistant.

how to tell an employee to stop cc’ing my boss, exclamation points in cover letters, and more

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My ex-husband with anger issues was just hired as a temp at my new job. Since then, I have been on unemployment and doing temp work at a local hospital, which is a very difficult place to be hired. Yesterday, my daughter told me her father, my ex-husband, who was just fired (again) from his job due to anger issues, was hired at the hospital as a temp worker. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. How to tell an employee to stop cc’ing my boss.

On Purpose and With Purpose

Blogging4jobs

After a couple Midwestern years, the moisture mixing with those cold temps had its way with my little Fiat. Most people will gladly dispense and share their knowledge and expertise on what works for them and the information readily available online is quite prolific.

What Makes a Good Recruitment Trainer?

The Undercover Recruiter

I’ve been a recruiter for fourteen years and entered the industry fairly fresh from graduation; first taking on a temp desk, then contingent perm recruitment and team leadership and for the last six years headhunting on a retained basis.

I keep hearing my coworker prayed about me, job applicant lied about past experience, and more

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Including a four-week temp job on a resume. My housemate quit a long-term (10 years) but low-paying job with a badly managed company to take a temp-to-perm contract with more responsibility and more potential at a much higher pay rate. He’s done one short-term (4-5 week) temp position earlier this year through a well known recruiting/temp firm, but nothing else has been available or offered. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

“I have my whole career thanks to my willingness to make the coffee!”

Ask A Manager

In my last semester of college, I decided the LAST thing I wanted to do was teach, but I had NO idea what I did want to do, so I sucked it up and finished my degree and figured I’d temp through the summer and then decide what to do. My agency rep wasn’t sure if it was every day or for meetings, I just had to make the coffee, the last person wouldn’t/couldn’t do it, so they quit.

9 Job Search Tools Every Job Hunter Must Use

JobMob

Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter are also popular but not quite as much for job search purposes. It is increasingly popular for companies to delegate hiring to temporary agencies that screen applicants for them and put them in “temp-to-hire”.

how do I get less emotionally invested in my work?

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I’m a woman in my late 20s and have never held a job for a full year before–while most of the jobs I’ve had have been internships or temp/contract jobs, I’ve quit one that made me miserable and been laid off from another. A reader writes: I’m a programmer who is in my eighth month at my current job.

5 Reasons Why Less is More in Your Job Search

Career Alley

There is quite a bit of overlap across the major job search sites (especially the job site aggregators), so using more than 5 job search sites does not add much value. 5 Reasons Temp Jobs Are Helpful During a Lapse in Employment.

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update: employer asked me to interview at 6:45 a.m. on a Saturday

Ask A Manager

Also the job was hourly, minimum wage, and not even a possibility of salaried until 6 months into the position, despite being quite skilled work. The HR people felt kind of bad that my application to a previously open position had been eaten by the black hole at the center of their awful online process, and if I took the job, it would save them from having to search out temp agencies at the last minute. Remember the reader who was invited to come to an interview at 6:45 a.m.

10 Reasons to Ditch Outlook and Excel for Recruitment [TECH TUESDAY]

The Undercover Recruiter

The upshot is that candidates can quite literally get forgotten and end up dropping out of the process. As well as having a negative effect on the candidate experience you could end up incurring costs as a result of having to hire temp staff or contractors.

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June Jobs Report: 287,000 New Jobs, But Unemployment Up

Blogging4jobs

That increase may have been due to an increase in short term unemployment due to more people doing temp or casual work. People leaving work — quitting, laid off or completing temp assignments — rose by 203,000 and is now at 3.8

where’s the line between pretty clothes and professional clothes?

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I’m not quite a grad, but I’m trying to get part-time or temp work, and that’s included a few interviews. A reader writes: What is the line (if there even is one) between pretty and professional? While I’ve felt professional enough, I’ve always wondered if it came off that way to others. For example, I wore a dress with short sleeves, a shallow neckline, but it only came down mid-thigh (I wore it with tights and flats) to an interview.

???? 61 Hidden Job Market Secrets Without Using Social Media

JobMob

Are any ex-employees very recent i.e. they quit or were fired? 57) Temp-to-permanent – work a temp job into a permanent position. Started as a temp and still there 15 years later. What if your next job was hiding right in front of you? Photo by Joshua Sortino.

can I give more feedback to someone I recently fired, having to contact multiple people when calling in sick, and more

Ask A Manager

I was let go through a temp agency with no warning. This was a new position created based on the business expanding, and I was told this would be a permanent position rather than temporary or temp to hire. However, I received a call the Friday of my first week from the temp agency stating that the company had just sent an email asking me not to return the following Monday. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Can I give more feedback to someone I recently fired?