What do you think about using a temp agency to get a job?

Like manpower, or kelly, or others like it. Anyone have good or bad experiences with it? Any rules of thumb to know or go by if choosing to try a temp agency.

Asked By: Autumn M - 10/3/2006
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I have had several jobs through temp agencies. One went on to a two year position, another went to a six year position. A couple completely sucked, the nice thing is I could quit and not have any issues... More
Answered By: B N - 10/3/2006
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why not?
Answered By: zap - 10/3/2006
If the company that they send you to likes you, they may hire you as a regular. In the meantime, you can use the experience to network yourself into another compamy.
Answered By: murrayc - 10/3/2006
You're not guaranteed to get hired. Be prepared to work then let go even if you've only been there a month.
Answered By: J P - 10/3/2006
I think that it's a good idea. Most temp jops lead to permanent jobs,or while you are working at the temp job you can be looking for a permanent job.
Answered By: Daphne S - 10/3/2006
I am currently working through a temp agency and it's GREAT! Another advantage I will mention is the pay rates are sometimes higher than if you were hired through the actual employer! Good Luck :)
Answered By: jmacmcdonald - 10/3/2006
Most employers use them now to find the good people. But if you are drawing unemployment, they can and will mess you up.
Answered By: Chris - 10/3/2006
I worked a temp position with the largest pharmaceutical company in the world. Having a good relationship with my supervisor, I was able to get a sweet job at one of the world's largest casinos working under one of his friends. Great experience... More
Answered By: Joe - 10/3/2006
I've temped while looking for work (and found it) and temped outside of my field while looking for work in it (found that too). The thing to remember with temp work is... its temp work. When they decide that they don't need you anymore, they're not firing you. It was a temp job... More
Answered By: pag2809 - 10/3/2006
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