How to Find Temp Jobs That Make Your Resume Stand Out
Countless Americans are making a living through temporary work. More industries utilize temporary workers every day, and many employees enjoy the flexibility, experience, and variety that temporary jobs can provide. But how can you start your temporary work journey? It all starts with your resume. Fortunately, when you work with a staffing agency like First Team Staffing in Baltimore, you can receive guidance on finding temp jobs that make your resume stand out and keep getting those positions you want. If you’re looking to add some shine to your resume, follow the actions below to create an impressive work history.
Connect with a Staffing Agency
Companies that most often work with temporary employees don’t use the standard hiring processes that you might be familiar with. If they hired temporary workers themselves, they would spend too much time on that and not enough on their actual work. Instead, these companies will outsource hiring to staffing agencies.
You don’t need previous temp jobs and experience to work with a staffing agency. Your goals are enough to get you in the door and help you find new work. Job seekers with the following traits are likely to excel when working with a staffing agency:
- People who are looking for consistent temp jobs
- People who know their skills and want to build on them
- People who know what work they’re looking for but are open to new opportunities
- Workers who understand the safety requirements for their industry
- Employees who are responsible and punctual
- People ready to make a great impression and build up their resume
How Staffing Agencies Help You Find Temp Jobs
Staffing agencies provide you with access to positions that are not listed online. When you join the fold of your staffing agency, you are given exclusive access to that ever-growing list of temp jobs from particular companies. The staffing agency will also let you know when a position suitable for your interests appears.
Staffing agencies also help keep the work coming. Once one temp job ends, another may be available and ready for you. Your agency is always looking for more opportunities for you, so you don’t need to stress about finding your next role.
Finally, staffing agencies help you build your resume. They know what companies are looking for, and they work with people who will be great candidates. The agency helps you refine your resume throughout your time working for them.
Build Your Temp Resume
Listing temp jobs on your resume isn’t entirely different from listing other jobs. However, you should make sure to do the following:
- List the staffing company as the employer. The staffing company will be who hiring managers will contact for your proof of employment and other important information.
- Describe your roles. The more experience you accumulate, the better. Companies hiring temps want to see flexibility, so if you can, provide a few examples of how you work in different environments.
As always, make sure to cover the skills you used, the experience acquired, and any accomplishments made during your time in a position.
Let First Team Staffing Be Your Employment Solution
First Team Staffing, located in Baltimore, MD, specializes in the recruitment and placement of professional and temporary workers. The company, founded in 1982, is now a national leader in our industry. In our 35+ years of business, First Team has remained hands-on, relationship-based, and dedicated to partnerships we forge with our clients. We are proud to help our clients achieve their goals by providing them with a flexible and qualified workforce while providing genuine career opportunities to candidates. First Team Staffing has offices in Baltimore, Aberdeen, White Marsh, Columbia, Bowie, and Sparrows Point, MD. We have recently opened offices in Tennessee, located in Nashville, La Vergne, and Mount Juliet. Visit us online or in-person today to start your job or employee search, or reach us by phone at 410-719-0404. Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter for employment advice and company updates.