Rules for Temping

After you submit your CV to potential employers, even though it’s masterfully crafted, you will never have a 100% hit ratio all the time. Sometimes, you’ll even be asked to just fill in a temporary job instead of a permanent one. However, there are some temp jobs that might have a possible permanent future in store for you and then there are those temp jobs that are exactly like that-just a transitory stage until you find an employer who will risk their neck to hire you.

Humor aside, temping can be misunderstood by the ones who are doing it simply because the work is less formal but can be even much more demanding with regard to the different requirements that the employer asks of you. So, if you’re one of the people who might be going into temp work, then the following tips are your guide to give you as much of a hassle-free experience that you can possible get.

If you have already been listed in the books of an agency, you will most probably find that they will start calling you with various offers of work and when you do accept, you will find that there is a lot to remember. One of them is to arrive on time. Never be late whenever you find out that you will be working for an agency. Report on time and if necessary always be early to show how serious you are taking the job they have assigned to you.

One other thing is to dress appropriately. Some people think that just because it’s part-time work, it automatically means that you also tone down your formality. Follow the dress code of the organization whenever you’re working for them and you’re reporting to their office. You are also a representative of the company and it would bring great dishonor to the organization that you represent if you come not wearing your best.

Another thing that you can do is to take notes while you work. You might ask a few follow up questions from your employer when you first meet together and discuss your temping options with them. That way, you’ll be clear with your guidelines and also get in their point of view so that you won’t be asking them again and again. What’s important is that you are prepared and that you are able to conduct yourself in the same manner as if you were working a full-time job.


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