Have you ever worked as a temp slave?
April 25, 2005 6:15 AM Subscribe
Anyone here ever kicked off their "back to the world of employment adventure" by using a temp agency?
posted by jeanmari to work & money (23 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I've never used one before and I'm curious about: How does the process work? How do you apply? Are there better agencies to use than others? I recognize some names...Robert Half, Randstad, Kelly Services. But I have no experience with them. (I'm in Chicago, if that makes a difference.)
I'm interested in getting to know various companies in the city and possibly changing careers. But I'm not ready to make any decisions yet. That's why I think temping might be a good transitional approach. Long ago, I was a secretary. And I've been an instructional designer and researcher (typing, transcription, document design, writing, organizing, etc.). Hopefully, that will qualify me for something in the temp world. (Fingers crossed.)
Eventually, I hope to find something in the world of special libraries. Until then? Gotta pay the bills.