From Temporary to Permanent
One great way to start earning an income is by temping.
Here are some impressive statistics about temporary work:
- 90% of all companies use temporary workers.
- 40% of all temps find permanent employment.
- 79% of all temps work full-time.
Large, well-established temporary agencies, such as Manpower, also provide a full benefits package to their temps. Many agencies offer you flexibility too, with the choice of where and when you’ll work. But, if you have bills to pay and want to find more permanent employment, it’s wise to take what’s offered.
Remember, many employers want to hire people already employed, rather than those who have been unemployed for a lengthy period of time. The work you do with a temp agency always goes on your resume, this shows there are no gaps in employment. Temp agencies operate in a wide range of fields and have entry level to executive level positions available.
Students are advised to apply to agencies before they graduate, ensuring an income. When interviewing with an agency, you’ll have an opportunity to seek a position in your field of study. This gives you the ability to see the “real world” in your chosen field. Take note of what you like and don’t like, this way when a permanent position opens up, you’ll know if it’s for you.
As a temp, make a great impression, it’s very possible you could be the one they hire for their next permanent opening. Also, be aware of announcements regarding people being promoted, new positions being created, and the company expanding.