ADVANTAGES OF WORKING FOR AN EMPLOYMENT AGENCY
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Advantages of Temping
1. GAIN EXPOSURE
Temping gives you the opportunity to see what different company cultures are like and what you prefer as an employee. It gives you great opportunities to try different companies you have maybe wonder what it was like to do that type of work. Recruitment agencies will target generic work but also more specific / specialised positions so there is a good variety of work.
You can also learn about career fields you might not otherwise be exposed to. For example you may have wondered what it was like working on tippers but there hasn’t been any vacancies, an agency may have a client that takes staff for tipper driving and that would be your introduction to it. Or you may be interested in having a go of tramping (staying in the truck all week) but don’t want to commit to a full time vacancy in case its not for you. With an agency you could do a couple of weeks and if it doesn’t suit you can switch back to days / nights or your regular shift pattern.
2. MAKE CONTACTS
As a temp worker, you’ll be represented by an agency with more contacts than you could ever develop on your own. Furthermore, the agency has the inside track on who’s hiring and what they’re really looking for. When you work with an agency, you come with a seal of approval and are well ahead of the applicant off the street.
3. TRANSITION INTO PERMANENT EMPLOYMENT
Once you’re on the job as a temp, the employer gets a chance to see you shine. Don’t be surprised if what started out as a week’s assignment turns into a permanent job offer. When that time comes, you’ll know if this is a company that you want to stay with long-term. You don’t have to accept the offer but if you do, be sure to let the temp agency know.
4. ENJOY FLEXIBILITY
Most temp jobs are 40 hours a week while they last, and when your assignment is over, you can take some time off if you’d like. Just be sure to maintain enough of a presence in the job pool to keep the temp agency interested in working with you. If you keep disappearing from sight, they might decide that you’re just too flaky.
5. NEW TO THE INDUSTRY
Agency work is a great avenue for inexperienced candidates as agencies build great relationships with clients which allows them to ask for opportunities for on the job training. Elite personally try to push to get newly passed drivers out working to gain experience in the industry.