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The Beauty of the Temporary Job

By rebecca in Talent Tools and Updates

So you’ve been looking for some direction in your life and you think that picking a career will bring just that. The problem is you have no idea what that perfect career is and you’re having a hard time getting started on your path. Now where can you go to figure this all out? That’s right, to a staffing agency.

With the temporary jobs a staffing agency provides you will have the potential opportunity to try out different jobs to get an idea of what suits you best. Imagine you are looking for a job in retail service and you pour through the ads and finally land an interview. You nail the first one but the second interview isn’t for a week and after that the company asks you to come back the following Monday to meet the owner for the final approval. You have nearly three weeks invested in the hiring process, not to mention the time it took you to get the interview. You finally get started but after a few weeks you realize that this retail stuff isn’t all it’s cracked up to be and it just isn’t for you.

At this point you might just wish you had a chance to go back to the drawing board and try a new field of work, but you have so much invested in the process that you just stick with your boring new job and never end up finding what you were looking for. Now, while this may be slightly over dramatized it isn’t exactly science fiction.

Now imagine a different scenario, where you’re hired for a temporary job with a staffing agency. The first temp job you are given is a total dud and just doesn’t work for you. The great thing is that you are being pulled out in a few weeks when the job is through. After the dud you’re assigned to a different job in a different field and things just start to click. You love the environment, you believe in what you’re doing, and you’re happy to be going to work rather than dreading the alarm clock telling you it’s time to get up and clock in. Now you have the opportunity to stand out and attempt to make this position permanent. Even if it doesn’t happen, you know what you want, and you definitely know what you don’t want. You have the direction you were looking for and now you can put together a game plan to go out and get that career you so desire.

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