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.

New Grads: Temping to Become Something More

Professional Resume Services

The plan used to be that if you did not know what you wanted to do after graduating from college, then you could temp for awhile. More and more, the jobs offered out there are listed as “temp, ongoing” or “temp to perm.”

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Top Tips for Temping!


Temp work can be rewarding but it can also be a tricky beast! Your Job Search how to temp temp jobs temp tips temporary jobTemporary work is a popular work choice in today’s economic climate.

Should I Add Temp Jobs To My LinkedIn Profile?

Tim's Strategy

I have not been able to secure full time employment, but have accepted a couple of temp jobs, should I post that in LinkedIn? I guess the first question is “should I take a temp job if things get difficult”?

How To Use Temping To Stay Afloat During Your Job Search

Career Alley

Nannies who are on the hunt for a new job have the option to earn extra money while they search by babysitting or temp nannying. Taking on temp jobs brings in a steady stream of income while still allowing you time to interview for a full-time position. Develop a temp agreement.

Are Temp, Contract, Consulting Assignments Worthwhile?

Career Rocketeer

I’m often asked by job seekers whether I think they ought to check out a temporary position instead of waiting to land a new FTE (Full Time Employee) role. While everyone’s situation is different… most of the time my answer is… Yes! People have varied preconceptions of what a temporary role entails.

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.

10 Benefits of Temping

Career Alley

“ I had temping jobs also. Temping may have been seen as a less attractive option than permanent work in the past, but the economic downturn of the last two years has re-shaped the job market landscape; while we continue to see growth in new jobs, companies are remaining cautious and temp jobs have started to overtake permanent roles in terms of popularity. Temp work allows you to take more time out for yourself. I liked the flexibility.

Why a Temp Agency Might Be the Answer

Career Alley

All temp agencies are willing to take on new workers because the turnover in this industry is high. This is due to many temporary workers finding full time employment on their own or eventually becoming a full time employee of a company the temp agency placed them with.

Transform Temp / Contract Work into a Permanent Job

Career Realism

Contract 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. Internships Job Search advice blog career job management resume search temporary work

5 Reasons Temp Jobs Are Helpful During a Lapse in Employment

Career Alley

If you’re starting to feel like the empty space on your resume might start turning employers off, it might be time to look for a temp job to fill the void. Here are five reasons having a temp job can be helpful when you have a lapse in employment: You still have some sort of income.

How To List Temporary Work On Your Resume Effectively

Career Realism

Related: Transform Temp/Contract Work Into A Permanent Job. This is also an acceptable approach when the temp agency or clients you worked with are not as recognizable in your field of work. Job Seekers: Why You Should Try A Temp Job. Resume temp job

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How To Use Temping To Stay Afloat During Your Job Search

Career Alley

Taking on temp jobs brings in a steady stream of income while still allowing you time to interview for a full-time position. Career advice Career Advice

How to Get Hired from an Entertainment Temp Job

Career Realism

Some people temp for the flexibility it allows them in pursuing career goals, but many temp in order to get a foot-in-the-door to a permanent job. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com. Climbing the Ladder advice career job promotion search temporary

Get Your Foot in the Door and Get Back to Work

Resume Bear

Job seekers can gain several advantages over traditional work search approaches through temp work. For example, working as a temp can improve and update job references and business contacts because there is often access to managers or executives during work assignments that may be impressed enough to provide a referral. Temp work can be a job audition. Knowing how to maximize the temp experience can often lead to opportunities.” Reasons People Temp.

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Tips for Making a Temp Agency Your Best Job Search Method | Career.

Career Rocketeer

Do Temp Agencies specialize in certain types of positions or openings? In a more rural setting or smaller city, a temp agency will most likely have positions that are more general in nature, covering a wide array of needs for the community. What is the best approach to take if a job seeker wants temp work? Just as different companies have cultures or personalities, so do temp agencies. What are the opportunities by taking a Temp Job?

6 Benefits to Using a Temp Agency to Find a Job

Career Alley

Read on to explore 6 benefits of using a temp agency to find a job. Even if you’re not temping at a company where you’d consider working long term, you’ll still have the opportunity to make important professional contacts.

8 Reasons Short-term Hiring Could Boost Your Business

The Undercover Recruiter

Recruiting casuals short-term hire summer TempsThe summer months tend to see annual leave requests flood in as people plan trips abroad, staycations and childcare during the school holidays. However well-planned, coordinated (and well-deserved!)

How to Find the Best Temporary Staff

The Undercover Recruiter

Hiring Recruitment best find perfect staff temp temporary Finding a temporary employee to join your team can always be a struggle.

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Cope with Job Loss: 12 Ways (Infographic)

Catherines Career Corner

Explore how to cope with job loss via this infographic. Like many thousands of people, if you have been thrust into a job loss situation that you probably didn’t want to be in at work, then, you need to know how to cope with job loss. For many, losing a job can be a devastating [.]. The post Cope with Job Loss: 12 Ways (Infographic) appeared first on Catherine's Career Corner. Related posts: How to Cope Better With Job Loss. Impending Layoff Notice at Work? 7 Ways to Get Prepared.

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Should You Be Worried About Temp Jobs on Your Resume?

Career Realism

In the midst of the Great Recession, many workers have found themselves cobbling together temporary or short-term jobs in order to pay the bills. These workers often become very concerned about how this work activity will appear on their resumes. If this is a concern of yours, take heart—many. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com. Resume & Cover Letter career advice CAREEREALISM preparing a resume resume tips

4 Reasons Why Taking a Temp Job Is a Smart Career Move

Call to Career

What do you think of when you hear the term temp job? Although there certainly are temp jobs like this, temp work has expanded to become much more than that. Temp work now includes IT, accounting, human resources professionals as well as nurses and even executives. Perhaps you think of a clerk or receptionist making coffee and answering the phone. So why might you include temporary work as one of your options as you embark upon a job search?

Five Myths and Realities Behind Temporary Work | Resumebear Online.

Resume Bear

But I can remember that my secretary worked a couple of hours at night as a temp doing word processing (before widespread use of PCs, when that was still a skill that commanded a premium) making $20 an hour, a lot more than we were paying her.

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4 Advantages of Temporary Workers


Sourcing hiring for temporary work temp hiring temporary employees Temporary workers Forty percent of employers plan to hire temporary and contract workers, compared to 36 percent last year, according to AOL Jobs.

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Why Highly Educated Employees Make the Worst Temps


The temp industry is booming, with these workers filling essential roles in many organizations. From filling a spot left open by a mother on maternity leave to completing short-term projects, the organizational reliance on temps is evident.

4 Tips For Hiring Great Temporary Employees


So before hiring on a temp superstar, make sure they align with the organizational culture and environment. HR Clear company culture great employees hiring Temporary employees temporary employees Temps virtual workers

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Use Temp Agencies To Get A Full-Time Job

Guerrilla Job Hunting

  According to Chad Deckard, CEO of InfoGeneratorPRO.com, an Internet marketing consulting firm, you can use temp agencies to uncover good jobs with top companies. All by using local temp agencies, with a twist that can work in any city, in any economy.   And how did he turn a temp assignment at CNN into a permanent position?   He also turned a temp job into permanent work as an Advertising Rep at Time-Warner. Ever considered temporary work?

my coworker loves meetings and jargon, temp is hawking health products at work, and more

Ask A Manager

Our temp is hawking health products at work. A woman who sits right next to me and is working as a temp for another department has been telling other temps about some miracle diet-cleanse product she sells. She never tells regular employees about it, as far as I can tell– just other temps– which makes me think she knows it’s probably not an okay thing to be doing. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

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How is Technology Changing the Face of Retail Recruitment? #TechTuesday

The Undercover Recruiter

Recruitment Tech Tuesday candidates cloud Employer employers future improvements job search job seeker Mobile multi-channel Recruiting retail services Students Technology temp temporary

Temp to Perm

Guerrilla Job Hunting

Blog powered by TypePad Member since 06/2005 « Gift Certificate | Main | Five reasons why China will rule tech - Computerworld » Tuesday, July 06, 2010 Temp to Perm The temporary help industry employs nearly two millionAmericans on any given day.

how can I cheat my temp agency, how do I know if I did well in an interview, and more

Ask A Manager

How can my temp job hire me on without my temp agency finding out and charging them? I’m currently working a temp gig and things have been going really great. See, I was placed through a temp agency that is charging 35 percent and they want something like 10 figures if I’m placed permanently. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. I like my boss, my boss likes me (at least I hope).

To Temp Or Not To Temp.

Job Stalker

However, I did lose a major corporate assignment, which leads me to ponder one question in my job search… To Temp or Not To Temp. This has been a relatively lively week – my current freelance work for a local business development agency has expanded, including some grant writing/research work and consultation on their Facebook pages. Read more »

Impending Layoff Notice at Work? 7 Ways to Get Prepared

Catherines Career Corner

Any impending layoff notice at work ranks among one of the highest in stress-causing situations. It can have a profound effect on anyone’s emotional well-being. The best way to handle the situation is to be prepared. Explore 7 ways to get prepared.

It’s All About Work Expertise, Not Experience


As an article in the Washington Post published around February 19 th blared in its headline Temp Jobs Become a New Normal. HR Work employee expertise job skill sets Mike Haberman short term employment temp work temporary work work experience work expertise

Temper, Temper! How To Survive Short-Term Work

Career Alley

A lot of people are finding it financially difficult in the modern world, and so people are trying to make ends meet by temping in the short term. But with the supposed sense of freedom in temping, as well as the benefits of being able to make ends meet, is it worth it in comparison to a full-time job? Career advice Career Advice Temp Work

3 Ways to Deal with the Unreliability of Freelance, Temporary and Agency Work


Choose Your Career career blog freelance job advice temp work adviceWorking on a freelance, temporary or agency basis can have a lot going for it, however there are downsides too; one being the sometimes unreliable nature of such work.

Sometimes Life Is Good When You Allow It to Be

Career Trend

The sun was shining, and the temps rose to nearly 70 degrees at Lake Texoma. Yesterday, for a short while, I felt a little glum for no particular reason. Add to that, I live in view of a 90,000-acre lake in North Texas, and I have the luxury of a couple hundred yard commute […].

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Friday Five: Tinder for Jobs, Ego-Driven Recruiting and Data Security


Temp-Worker Freeze Bodes Ill for Economy. The temp sector has not only slowed down on hiring, it has also shed jobs, a sign that many economists are taking as a bad one for the American economy. HR chief security officer data security hiring freeze jobs report temp workers

Could a Temporary Position Really Lead to Full-Time Work?

Professional Resume Services

An executive resume writer can help you change a temp job to a full-time job. However, if you play your cards right, a temp job could be permanent before you know it. It’s possible you’ll be interviewed for a full-time position at your temp job.

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9 Ways to Keep Up Your Holiday Job Search

Competitive Resumes

Hurry and get with a Temp agency. Some business slows down while others speed up and look to temp agencies to save them. This season is no time to slow down your holiday job search. Employers have to fill positions and some more urgently than others.

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