|Most people have heard of a temp agency, but do you know how they work? Aside from being completely free to all candidates, the benefits are resounding.
If you’ve had recent changes in employment and are worried your resume is at risk of showing an unavoidable gap, considering a temporary assignment may be the key.
In addition to opportunities that are strictly temporary, some positions may go permanent after you’ve working a required minimum of hours (560) or may start permanently by being chosen within a Direct Hire program. Direct Hire placements typically involve a skill set that is beyond the entry level realm. Whether you are looking for something for a year, a few months, or looking for a long-term career, staffing agencies are a great way to get your foot in the door with a new employer that interests you.
Other desirable aspects of temporary placements:
- Faster than normal hiring process
- Receiving competitive wages
- Broadening your skillset and strengthening your resume
- Opportunity to become familiar with the position, duties and employer before committing long-term