Temping Do’s and Don’ts

Temping Do’s and Don’ts

A temporary job assignment is a terrific way to pick up new skills and experience with little long-term commitment. If you have a good attitude and meet your work requirements, your temp position might even turn into a permanent position, if that’s what you’re looking for. If you’re looking to make a lasting impression, it’s important to build a good relationship with a staffing company that can open doors for you, and make contacts at your temp positions. Here are a few suggestions for making your temp experience a positive one:

  1. Make sure to search the web for staffing companies that reflect your own values.

At Alternative Staffing Inc., we have the contacts to make your employment goals a reality. We can set you up with top jobs, and as a company with 20 years of experience in the staffing industry, we know how to match you with jobs you can shine in. We offer jobs for skilled and unskilled workers alike, so no matter what your background is, we can find a position that suits you.

  1. Don’t be afraid to ask questions.

It is likely your new employer wants a temp to fill a position quickly, so they’ll want you to start off strong. However, if you feel like you haven’t gotten enough training or need something reiterated, don’t hesitate to ask. It can be overwhelming starting a new position, even if it is temporary, so communicate with your supervisor if you feel left behind. The clearer your expectations are, the better you will be able to perform your daily duties.

  1. Look to your co-workers for an appropriate dress code.

Even though you’re a temp, there’s no reason to underdress. If you’re nervous about fitting in image-wise, look at what everyone around you is wearing. You will feel more included if you dress like your peers.

  1. Expand your contacts.

If at the end of your temp position you don’t get hired, you can always spruce up your contact list and reach out later to see if anyone has positive job leads, or use them as a reference for a future position.

For more expert career advice, contact us here at Alternative Staffing, and we can work with you to find a position you can shine in! We are leaders in the staffing industry, and with 20 years of experience, we know how to set you up with a company that reflects your skills and values.