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Launch Your Career in 1 Step

by Jun 30, 2017

Yes, you did read that correctly. Launching your career is as simple as registering with a temp agency.

Ask around– I’m willing to bet you know someone (parent, cousin, friend) who is currently temping or who temped at the beginning of their career or who possibly even temped the first few months of their current permanent job. In her article “Six Reasons Why Temping Might be Your Next Savvy Career Move” Forbes contributor Virginia Franco describes the benefits of temping, especially when one is right out of college. Here are our favorite points:

  • Testing the waters. Whether you’re fresh out of college or looking for a career change, temping is a great way to get a feel for both an industry and a specific company before any permanent commitment is made. It’s an opportunity to find a great fit.
  • Expand your network. Whether you work one or multiple assignments with an agency, you meet new people with different experiences and varying levels of professional advice everywhere you go.
  • Expand your expertise. With each assignment comes on-the-job experience and a multitude of new skills you can carry with you to your next career step.
  • Land permanent employment. Many companies have completely outsourced their HR department (and all associated new-hire costs) to outside agencies– they want to make sure there is a good fit before signing a permanent commitment of employment, too!

It’s a smart career move, and one that continues to pay dividends long after the temp assignment has finished. Contemporaries takes this career-launching move one step further by specializing in temp-to-perm positions– 98% of our employees are offered permanent employment at their placement companies after they fulfill the duration of their contract. We are able to get your foot in the door (no resume, and usually no interview) at those places that won’t even call you when you submit a resume. Our clients use Contemporaries as their own personal HR department because we have the best people, all of whom add value and work as team players.

In short, the best way to launch your post-grad career is by applying to Contemporaries. With your skills and our connections, the possibilities are endless.

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