Need a Job for 2016? A Temp Agency May Be the Answer
As you set your New Year’s resolutions, you may be considering getting into a new line of work. One simple way to do, however, is to find a professional job agency, or temp agency, and have someone else do the searching for you.
Many people might dismiss temp agencies because they only offer temporary work opportunities. Yet many of these firms help find workers that go “temp-to-hire” as well. Whether you just need seasonal work or you need something more permanent, however, here area few reasons you might consider working with an agency to find your next job:
Find a job faster.
If you’ve been scouring through job listings, then you’re not alone. As many as 30% of all of Google’s monthly searches (roughly 300 million of them) are devoted to job-related queries. Yet looking on Craigslist, LinkedIn, Career Builder, and other job sites can take up a lot of time, and that’s not even including the searches for individuals businesses as well. Working for a temp agency, however, gives you the chance to have someone else conduct the search for you, and then all you have to do is show up for work!
Get ahead of the competition.
Each job opening receives an average of 118 applications by some estimates, and some say that number is even higher in certain industries. However, if you’re looking for a rewarding career path and searching for nonprofit jobs, you may be able to get ahead by using a professional staffing company that can match you with one. Nonprofit recruiters seek out talent like you, and they help the industry by finding the most qualified candidates for the job and sending them to these companies. Being vetted by a a staffing company can help you appear more qualified for the job as well, so it puts you ahead of others who may be applying on their own.
Explore new and rewarding careers.
Above all, temp agencies not only give employers the chance to try out employees before hiring them permanently. It also gives you the chance to explore a new career before committing to it. Whether you just need some seasonal work or you’re trying to forge a new career path, temp work may be the answer you’ve been looking for.
Have you worked for a temp agency before? Tell us about your experience in the comments.