Temp agencies for investment banks?
January 19, 2013 7:34 AM Subscribe
In the late nineties/early aughts I was an editor at an investment bank that everyone loves to hate. I was a part-time consultant and, while hired directly, paid through a temp agency. I was laid off in 2002. I'd like to get back into it, but I have no record of the name of the temp agency. How to hook up with a temp agency that staffs investment banks?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The bank doesn't reveal which temp agencies it uses--in any case there are probably a lot--and the temp agencies won't tell me who they staff either.
So what's my best strategy for getting back into editing at this or another investment bank? Sending resumes cold has gotten me nowhere. Should I just sign up with a dozen temp agencies at random and hope they can place me somewhere that can use my skills? (I don't really have standard admin assistant skills, so that would ding me for other kinds of jobs at these banks.) I've had no luck locating my former boss, who has a common name.
Thanks for your thoughts.