Temp work is an excellent opportunity for people who need a job stat or who are caught in the constant issue facing many entry-level workers: needing experience to get a job, but needing a job to get experience. If you’ve been considering working as a temp, you may wonder how much, if any, experience you need in order to get hired on by a temporary staffing agency and to start getting work. There are a few variables involves with this. Here is what you need to know about previous experience and temp work.
Do You Need Experience For A Temp Agency To Hire You?
Many temp agencies work with entry-level candidates. Temporary work is often advertised as a great way to gain experience so that you can land a permanent position in the future, because it gives you the opportunity to learn on the job and expand your skill set. It’s a good way to try out different fields to set you up for success in the future.
However, some temp agencies do have more specialized work, which can necessitate previous experience. While some employers that work with temp agencies are fine with training you, others expect you to already know the skills necessary for the job you’ve been hired on to do. Most employers do prefer if workers have some familiarity with the industry, however, some are willing to train you.
Since temporary work is by its nature, temporary, employers often are not as concerned about finding the “perfect” candidate for the position, as they just need someone to get the job done. Think about the holidays and retail stores – it’s a great time to work as a temp and gain experience quickly because stores just want help asap.
Depending on the type of job you’re looking for and the temp agency you work with, you may or may not need some previous experience. In general, though, temp work is a great option for people looking to make connections, gain experience, and get their foot in the door so that they can land a permanent position later on in the future. If you’re looking to get experience, working as a temp is a fantastic way to do so.
How Do You Apply To A Temp Agency?
This varies depending on the agency. Here at All Trades Staffing Services, you can either apply online or print out our application and bring it into our office. You will need to provide appropriate identification, proof of eligibility to legally work here in the United States, and complete an interview and a short quiz.
To work with All Trades Staffing Services, you need to be at least 18 years old. You do not need a vehicle, but having one will afford you more assignments. If you want to work within a specific trade, you’ll need to tools and personal protective equipment (PPE) needed for it. If you do not have PPE, we can provide you with it, but not with boots. If you show up to your workplace without PPE, you will be paid minimum wage for that day.
How Temp Work Helps You Gain Experience
When you work with a temp agency, you can specify the type of work you would like to do. The more open you are, the more assignments you will receive. Temp work gives you the chance to gain the experience you need in order to land a permanent position. It also allows you to gain experience in different fields, without needing to commit to them, since temp jobs can be anywhere from a few days to a few weeks to a few months long, the perfect length of time to try out something new.
Working as a temp also allows you to network and make many different connections across industries. If you work hard, show good results, and your employer likes you and has the ability to hire on a new full-time person, they can even offer you a permanent position.
What If You Don’t Like The Assignment?
Working as a temp may allow you to explore and learn new skills, but you may end up with a job or employer that you do not like. If this is the case, All Trades Staffing Services asks that you complete your shift and then let us know that you do not wish to return to the assignment. You do not have to stay, but you do need to complete the shift.
Are You Thinking About Temporary Employment?
All Trades Staffing Services works with employers in several different industries, such as construction, manufacturing, industrial, and clerical. If you are interested in working with us, please fill out our application either online or by printing it out and bringing it to our office.