Starting with a temp position can lead to a full time job.
Don’t be fooled; the job market cam be very tough. New graduates often have a hard time getting a good full time job. Even grads with great credentials, experience, and professionalism might have troubles. But there are a number of ways in which job seekers can get into the field that they want even when the market is tough.
One of the best ways to get your foot in the door is to begin working as a temp. Although you will have to bounce from job to job, temping often pays quite well and will give you the option to see the internal workings of many different companies. Using the guide below, you should be able to use working as a temp to land a full time job that you love.
STEP 1- Find a good temping agency.
Much like recruiters, many temping agencies specialize in one particular industry. Therefore, be sure to find a temping agency that can land you a job in your career industry of choice. Do a little research into the temping areas of your industry to find which ones are the best.
STEP 2- Put your best foot forward.
Get in touch with the temping agency and schedule a meeting. When you go to see them, be clear about your professional intentions. Make sure that the temping agency knows exactly what kind of company you would like to work at.
STEP 3- Get a temp job.
Once you have found a good temping agency, get to work. Hopefully you will be able to find a few positions that you like that last more than just a few days. In fact, some companies have temping agencies find them employees for periods as long as six months.
STEP 4- Get a full- time job.
After you have been temping for a while, you will probably have worked for a few companies that you really liked. Be sure to stay in touch with your supervisors at those companies. Also, keep a close watch on these companies so that you will know when they are hiring for full time employees. Having already worked at the company will likely help you in terms of landing the job that you want. In fact, you may be hired during the time that you are working as a temp.
The best part of temping your way to a full time job is that you will already know a great deal about a company before you take on a new position. You will already have an understanding of the way the office works and what the work is like. In this way, temping is like interning but better. After all, most interns don’t get paid for their work.