JOB SEARCH / JUL. 15, 2013
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Finding a Temporary Job

Finding a job in today’s highly competitive market is a challenge even for the most avid job seekers. Whatever your current employment circumstances are, for one reason or another, you may find yourself looking for a temporary position.

Below are some tips on how to improve your chances of finding a temporary job.

Temping agencies

At the onset of the global economic recession, temping agencies cropped up everywhere. Whether generic or specific, it isn’t difficult to locate a temp agency, so get signed up as soon as possible. You will probably need to create a profile with the company, outlining the sort of temporary work you seek. Keep regular communication with the company, to keep them aware that you are still looking for a vacancy.


The internet is one of the easiest places to find employment. Be sure to follow as many companies as possible on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Because these sites are cheap to use and reach out to a large number of people, more and more companies are opting to advertise on them, so don’t miss out!

Direct applications

Cold call as many companies as you can think of, asking them if they have any temporary positions available. Many companies don’t end up advertising their vacancies, either because they have countless CVs on file, they have been recommended a candidate or a candidate has got in touch. So be sure to contact as many companies as possible and ask them about their available positions. 



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