We’ve all dealt with this problem. You have no job experience so you apply for an entry level position to get experience. Problem is that position requires you to ALREADY HAVE THE EXPERIENCE! It’s silly and frustrating. Getting out of college at the age of 21 or 22 we shouldn’t be expected to have all the experience we need in our pockets. Sadly many companies need experienced employers ASAP and have no time to train newcomers. Well, I have discovered a means to get that experience.
Some people may not think highly of temp agencies, but they are probably one of the best ways to get your foot in the door to some wonderful opportunities. If you have basic computer skills, writing and reading skills, and math skills a temp agency can offer you just about anything. The jobs, of course, are only temporary. When a company is in need of an employee to temporarily replace either a retired secretary or an injured worker, or if the state needs extra hands-on-deck, they look to temp agencies to fill the holes. That is where we come in! We can get the experience we need, and temp agencies offer a variety of jobs you can do, so it’s easy to make connections and network. We can diversify our experience with all the jobs a temp agency can offer.
Soon, I’m going to interview for a state test scorer position through a temp agency. If I get the job I may get a nice foot in the door in the State Department of Education! Okay maybe my hopes are a little high, but still, it’s good to dream and stay ambitious. I might get some useful experience too while also helping others to boot! I recommend temp agencies for any student right out of college that is having a tough time finding a permanent position. Get your life started! Build that resume!