How Staffing Agencies Can Help Recent College Grads
So you’ve graduated college, you’ve got a smile on your face and you’re ready to take on the world.
But what to do about a job? If you work in a competitive field or a field where jobs are highly specialized, chances are pretty good that your dream isn’t always waiting for you when you graduate.
So what can you do? If you’re playing the waiting game with getting a job in your field, there are many benefits of visiting staffing agencies. In today’s fast paced world, people are switching jobs more than ever before, whether it’s due to a lack of motivation, a bit fit, a lack of recognition or some other reason. It’s estimated that the average worker changes jobs up to 12 times during their career and millions make that change every year.
With so many people switching jobs, many companies are left trying to find experienced workers to fill positions. So what does that mean for you, the college graduate? It means there’s a lot of opportunities to get out there and get your feet wet. Here are three reasons to visit staffing agencies after graduation:
- Getting to learn: Chances are good that you’re looking for a full-time job with all the perks and benefits. While you wait for that kind of opportunity, staffing agencies can offer jobs that give you the chance to earn some money in the meantime (and what college grad would say no to money?) and learn some new skills in the process. One of the biggest benefits of a temp job is that you get a chance to try out some jobs you might not have previously considered and you can do it without locking into a long term commitment.
- Saving money: For college grads who have jobs waiting after college, it can be a huge weight lifted off the shoulders. It can also be very expensive too, especially if you’ve got to pack up and move for an out-of-state job. Once there, you might found out it’s not what you were expecting.
On the flip side, staffing agencies can help grads get jobs that will enable them to make some money and ultimately save them time and money from having to pack up everything and embark on a career path they might not be so enthused about. A temp job can help you really decide if your desired career path is really the one you want to pursue. You may find for example that after working at a law firm, you really don’t want to be a lawyer or after working in a restaurant, you don’t want to work in the food industry.
- Learning new skills: In today’s job market, it doesn’t hurt to have a wide variety of skills and experiences on your resume. That said, having temporary jobs on your resume likely won’t turn off any future employees. Temp jobs are just that, temporary, and employees understand that. While you might not have planned on working a temp job right out of college, you’ll have a chance to add some skills to your resume and who knows? You may find you really enjoy working for a particular company and if you decide to stay, you might get a full-time job there and be able to work your way up the ladder.
Working in a temp job gets your foot in the door and gives you a chance of getting hired more quickly if a company is looking to fill a vacancy quickly. It offers plenty of flexibility because you usually work hourly and get paid if you work overtime.
Each year $11 billion is lost due to employee turnover and 57% of organizations view employee retention as a problem. If your hard work and effort at your temp job is noticeable, your bosses might just take notice and recommend you to people they know at other companies if they have job openings.
Between their ability to help workers and employees, there are many benefits to visiting staffing agencies. If you’re fresh out of college and looking for work, a staffing agency is a great place. You may end up working a job you find a great passion for, even if it’s not what you expected.