Whether you are stuck in a job you hate or stuck in the unemployment line, you may feel like there is little light to guide you through the tunnel to the next best thing. Even though you may not hear it often, there are a lot of unmentioned advantages to working with a temp agency, and, in fact, a temporary staffing agency could be your saving grace. Here is a look at why working hand-in-hand with a temporary employment service could be one of the best decisions you ever make.
Fill gaps in your resume.
When you hand over a copy of your resume to a potential employer, one of the things that stands out the most is if you have large gaps in your employment history. While some gaps are explainable, such as taking time off to further your education, unexplained gaps can leave a questionable impression in the eyes of an employer. Even if a temp agency does not have the absolute type of position you would prefer, it is a good idea to take advantage of positions to help you keep these gaps in your employment history from becoming too wide.
Gain experience in new employment fields.
One little-regarded benefit of working with a temporary staffing agency is this: Working an array of temp positions will help your skill-set look incredible. Every employer is different, even if they are in the same industry or have similar positions. Therefore, working with several employers through a temp agency can really beef up your knowledge in a particular industry and may even help you get a better, more permanent job going forward.
Obtain behind-the-scenes recommendations to employers because of your skill set.
Temporary staffing agencies keep a detailed record of your skill set, qualifications, and previous work history. When positions become available, the agency matches those in the system according to all of this information. If you are pulled for a position because of your skill set and qualifications, a potential employer takes this recommendation seriously because they know you have already met a specific set of conditions. This often means you start out as a temp, but may be even more qualified and highly regarded than an employee hired through traditional processes.
Temporary staffing agencies truly do offer a myriad of benefits to both people who are looking for a permanent job and those needing a temporary position. Contact us at Ad-Vance Talent Solutions to learn more about the benefits of working with a temporary staffing agency.