Tips On Choosing A Temp Agency

The key to finding a great temp agency is understanding what they can do for you.

If you are looking for temp work you will discover that there are many different agencies that employ temporary workers. The key to finding a great job through an agency is to know what you want them to do for you.

You have to decide what type of temp work you would like to do. Some agencies only contract companies that need secretarial work while others work with companies that need technical support. Then you have to decide if you want part-time or full-time employment. A good temp agency will have many different options available. Also, payment methods may vary among agencies so be sure to ask if they pay weekly or monthly, then choose what will best fit your budget.

Next, you have to determine what skills you have to offer. The more versatile and polished your skills are, the more jobs you will have to choose from. If you have good computer skills, you have the potential to earn more money. Knowing how to type however, is not enough. You should have a basic understand of word processing and spreadsheet programs as well. Most temp agencies will give you a test to assess your computer and typing skills An agency cannot place you until they determine what you have to offer a company.



Before you accept a position, you have to look at all of the details and decide if the job is really what you are looking for. Several important issues to consider are what the company is willing to pay, how far they are from your house, and what their time frame is for the position. If they only want to hire someone for a couple of weeks and you know that you are looking for several months of work, do not be afraid to turn them down. Remember that the agency will take a cut of your pay so think of them as your employee. They have to make you happy if you are going to pay them.

Lastly, you want to know that an agency will intervene if you are having trouble at work. You should feel comfortable calling them and voicing any concerns that you might have. A good agency will represent you well and not allow a company to mistreat you. Also, it is important to know what type of notice the agency requires if you decide to quit your job. Generally, they need a few days as opposed to several weeks. This makes signing a contract with a temp agency more practical than signing with a company.

If you have an idea of what you are looking for and if you know what questions to ask your ideal job could be just around the corner.

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