Interning was fun, but what’s the next step?

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Hey, college students! So you’ve taken a couple of internships, and you want to take the next step in your career. However, you’re not quite ready to commit to a full-time job. We’re here to provide you with the solution—why not try your hand as a temporary associate? Here are four ways that temping will take your career to the next level.

Temp jobs give you a more authentic experience of working at a company.

Not only do temp jobs provide the same networking opportunities as internships, but they also give you a more authentic work experience. Whereas interns are often placed in a separate program or are in charge of running general errands for the department, temps are often placed in real positions, filling in for employees who have become unavailable.  As a temp, you are a member of the team and begin working almost immediately.

Temp jobs provide steadier pay than internships.

Although some internships do offer an hourly wage, many only offer a small stipend—and some do not offer pay at all! When you work as a temp, getting hourly pay is no longer a luxury, but a fact. Temp workers are guaranteed the steady cash flow of an hourly wage, allowing you to start preparing financially for your days after university.

Temp jobs are ideal for a student’s schedule.

As a student, you have probably faced the difficulty of trying to find a position that works around your class schedule. Whether you are looking for a part- or full-time job, when you begin working with a staffing company, they will work with you to find a position that fits your schedule.

Avoid job boards—staffing companies will hook you up with companies directly.

We’ve all experienced the stress of using job boards—the long nights scrolling through post after post, the difficulty of finding a position that fits your experience, and the worry that some of the listings may not be legitimate. Working with a staffing company allows you to avoid these stresses; not only do they have direct contacts at reputable companies, but they will match you with the perfect employer according to your specific skill set.

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