Anyone try temp work?

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Anyone try temp work?
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Mon, 11-25-2013 - 2:46pm

Has anyone signed up with a temp agency to get your foot in the door?  If so, have you gotten much work from it?

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Mon, 11-25-2013 - 11:42pm

I have tried it and it was awesome! But that was in Dallas, TX and I got on with a staffing agency that filled positions for high profile companies. I had some jobs last 1-2 days and some last 2 weeks and one that turned into a full time position at a huge corporate real estate company. I really enjoyed being able to try out new types of companies to see what I was looking for. And the pay was good considering I was a temp. around $16-17/hr depending on whatever the company wants to pay. But I would say temp work is only good like that in big cities. I looked for some work around Knoxville, TN and they only fill tech jobs it seemed like, not so good. Depends on where you are definitely! Now, I own my own business and get to work from home, so luckily I don't have to do that anymore.

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Mon, 12-02-2013 - 4:45pm
I agree that temp positions can be a great way to experience a company and get your foot in the door.