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6 Advantages of Temporary Work

May 16th, 2017

Struggling to find a new job? Don’t want to tie yourself down to one industry yet? Temporary work may be the answer. Here are 6 advantages you can gain from it:

#1: You can try out jobs before committing.

Temporary work gives you a great opportunity to try out different positions, fields, and types of companies on a temporary basis. As a result, you can get a better sense of which jobs and employers really resonate with you – and pursue full-time opportunities with those. Also, if you’re working in an assignment you love and a full-time job opens up, you’ll already know you’re a good fit for it.

#2: You can build up your experience.

Is your resume a little light? Are you returning back to the workforce after years away? Temporary jobs in Spokane provide an ideal way to beef up your resume. Not only can you enhance your existing skills, but you can also gain new ones in the process. As a result, when you do go to apply to full-time jobs, you’ll have a far more impressive background to promote.

#3: It fills gaps in your resume.

Having gaps on your resume looks bad to potential employers. Even if you were laid off from a position due to downsizing, an extended gap can still set off warning bells. Fill your resume, instead, with temporary work.

#4: It expands your network.

With each new assignment, you’ll be meeting many different people that can help you in your career aspirations. So always be respectful, professional and friendly wherever you go. Also, stay in contact with those you met at previous temporary assignments. You never know when the next great opportunity will come your way.

#5: You can access assignments with competitive pay.

It’s a myth that temporary work doesn’t pay well. Reputable employers will offer fair market value for your skills. So you can keep your schedule flexible, all while earning a steady income with temporary work.

#6: You can get career tips from experts.

Most temporary assignments are filled through an employment agency. When you sign on with one, they’ll match you with an experienced recruiter who can help you in the short-term in finding assignments that are a good fit for you, but also in the long-term with professional development.

If you’d like help finding temporary jobs in Spokane, please contact Provisional. As a temporary employment firm with more than 16 years of experience, we can place you on temporary assignments that are a great fit for your skills, goals, and lifestyle needs. Contact us today or search our temporary jobs in Spokane now.

7 Tips for Getting Summer Temporary Jobs

May 20th, 2014

Don’t assume getting temporary jobs in Spokane is always easy. As more seasonal applicants are competing with the unemployed and students in the marketplace, it takes the right approach to increase your chances of getting hired.

Below are a few tips to help you:

Tip #1: Don’t wait.

The longer you wait, the harder it will be to secure work. Seasonal opportunities exist throughout the summer, but don’t wait until the end of June to start your search. Now is the time to start looking.

Tip #2: Reach out to past employers.

If you’ve worked at places that hire seasonal employees, then reach out to them and inquire about seasonal opportunities. If you left on good terms, you’ll increase your odds greatly of getting hired

Employers like to hire people whom they’ve worked with before (again, as long as the relationship is in tact) because you already know the company, the services and the processes. It will therefore be far easier – and less expensive – for them to train you.

Tip #3: Keep your options open.

That said, don’t just apply to one place and hope for the best. Be sure to send out applications to multiple employers and to tailor your resume for each one. That means showcasing past experience relevant to a particular position. Don’t just submit the same resume to every company.

Tip #4: Be upbeat during job interviews.

A temporary job may not be your ideal scenario. But don’t let it show in the job interview. Employers don’t want to bring people on board that simply want a paycheck and don’t care much about the work. That’s why it’s important to be enthusiastic and to maintain a positive attitude.

Tip #5: Go the extra mile to get noticed.

Seasonal jobs can lead to full-time employment. If you really want to make a great impression on employers, then look for ways to stand out.

For instance, send a follow up thank you note after an interview, offer to work extra hours or be as flexible as possible with your schedule. When you make life easier for the hiring manager, they will want to bring you on board.

Tip #6: Prepare for the interview.

According to a CareerBuilder survey, 33% of employers tend to dismiss candidates who don’t know anything about their company or products. That’s why it’s so important for you to treat the interview process as seriously as if you were searching for a full-time job. The easiest way to do that is to spend some time reviewing the company website before your interview.

Tip #7: If you get the job, be professional.

You may not want to be in the temporary job forever, but you still need to be professional at all times. You never know whom you’re going to be working with that could lead you to another, better opportunity in the future. Or perhaps you want to get hired again next year. Whatever the case, treat every job – seasonal or not – with respect.

Need more help finding seasonal work this summer?

If you’d like help finding temporary jobs in Spokane, please contact Provisional. As a temporary employment firm with more than 16 years of experience, we can place you on temporary assignments that are a fit for your skills, goals, and lifestyle needs.

6 Job Search Tips for New Graduates

April 5th, 2011

If you’re graduating from college soon, no doubt your upcoming job search is on your mind. Maybe you’ve already started applying for positions, or maybe you’re still trying to determine exactly what you’re looking for in your first job out of college. But wherever you are in the process, there are some steps you can take to make it a little easier:

1. Identify a career direction.

If you’re not sure what you want to do, don’t panic. You don’t have to spend the rest of your career performing the first job you choose once you graduate. However, you should use any resources available from your school, such as personality and career assessment tests, to determine the kind of position and company you’d be a good fit for.

2. Consider an internship.

If you’re still uncertain about which direction to head in, you may want to consider an internship in a field you’re interested in. You’ll be able to learn new skills, network with professionals, and “try out” an industry or career field before making a commitment.

3. Network.

Your college likely has an alumni association that offers resources and support to upcoming and new graduates. Many alumni are also happy to help and can share useful insight and information.

4. Get references.

Get as many references and recommendations as you can from professors, classmates, and supervisors from any work study programs or internships. You can collect them via LinkedIn or get traditional written recommendation letters. These will help to build your credibility to potential employers.

5. Determine what makes you different.

You have to communicate the unique value you’re able to offer a prospective employer. In other words, you have to demonstrate what makes you different and why they should hire you, whether it’s your strong people skills or your ability to crunch numbers. So make sure you’re prepared to articulate this during job interviews.

6. Get help.

There are plenty of resources out there for new graduates, such as your college career services office. Employment firms in Spokane can also be a good resource, as well, especially if you’re uncertain as to what direction you want to head in career-wise. They can place you in short-term temporary jobs in a variety of fields, so you can develop skills, earn a paycheck, and determine whether the field is right for you.

If you’re interested in learning more about temporary jobs in Spokane, please contact Provisional.