60-Seconds on Temporary Work

Why temporary employment can be a good deal

Many of you who have gotten the axe often discover that your kind of fulltime position has vanished. That’s why temporary employment is a good option.

You’re familiar with the same old story: You  probably lost your job because companies have been shrinking their current fulltime staffs through downsizings. Those companies then surround fulltime employees with part-time workers.

It used to be that companies hired temps only fill-in just for clerical and unskilled workers. Today, employers are hiring managers, accountants, lawyers, and engineers for temp jobs. As a matter-of-fact, professional people are the fastest growing category of part-time workers.

For some of you a part time job with a company could be as good as it gets. Although you know you’ve been hired for just several months, you’ve been told that if you do a good job you’ll be put on the payroll fulltime.

Take that with a grain of salt. A large percent of temp workers do get fulltime positions. But keep this in mind: companies want to keep much of their staff as temporary workers.

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RANDY PLACE is a job finding coach and author of “Your One-Minute Job Finding Coach: How to Find a Job and Manage Your Career While Coping With The Hassles of It all.”

About the Author

Randy Place
RANDY PLACE is a job finding coach, author, writer on career topics, broadcaster, and host of www.yourcareerservice.com For 23 years, he helped over a thousand downsized employees at JPMorganChase find jobs. He also coached executives at CBS, Pitney Bowes, and major outplacement firms in New York on job-finding, communications skills, and sales strategies An accomplished seminar leader and speaker, Randy has designed and presented workshops on job finding and sales training nationwide. His nationally syndicated radio series, Your Career Service, has been heard on over two hundred radio stations in the US. Randy is the author of “Your One-Minute Job Finding Coach” and writes about career topics on www.yourCareerService.com. His articles about job finding have appeared in the Wall Street Journal’s National Business Employment Weekly. A former sales executive at NBC, broadcast journalist, and commercials spokesperson, Randy holds a Bachelor’s in Broadcasting from Syracuse University, and a Master’s in Journalism from NYU.

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