Finding a job in the current San Antonio marketplace can be tough, there’s no doubt about it. You can exhaust yourself knocking on doors for days or weeks on end and still not experience any luck. Sometimes it might feel like you will never work again. Given the uncertainty of the job market, going with a temp agency to help you with a temp to hire position might be your best bet to get back on your feet. When working with an agency, you might be hoping for a permanent placement, but getting a temp to hire position could pave the way for that permanent spot. Here are some other benefits.
In some ways, going the temp agency route is the best of all worlds. You get to test out everything about a position and an industry before committing full time. You can also get a feel as to whether the position you’ve obtained is something you could see yourself doing for 15 years or more. If a particular job isn’t quite what you’re looking for, then you can end that placement and try something different with no strings attached. You can get a sense of what you’d ultimately like to do, so that you can better focus your job search efforts.
While you can certainly do all the searching yourself, it is much easier to get someone to do the work for you. That’s where a temp agency comes in. They have a long list of job opportunities prepared for you, and if you’re willing to take a temp to hire position, then you’ll have that much more to work with. They can also provide you with guidance on your resume writing and interviewing skills. That way, you won’t have to agonize over the wording on your cover letter or trying to figure out potential interview questions.
Evaluation on the Job
Sometimes the worst part of getting a new permanent placement job is having no idea if you’re doing a good job or if you’re on the verge of being fired. With a temp to hire position, it’s essentially on the job training. Before you return to the temp agency for a new placement you’ll know if you’re doing a good job because you’ll be notified and sent back to the agency if you’re not.
You’ll know that you’re dealing with a reputable business if they work with an agency themselves. A temp agency wouldn’t work with an unscrupulous employer. You can trust that wherever you’re placed for your temp to hire position, they will not take advantage of you. Even if they did, you can always stop working there and try something else. An agency also offers that extra layer of protection. I you do have an issue with an employer you can discuss your options with your contact at the agency and see if it can be resolved.
There’s no doubt that getting a temp to hire position is a great stepping stone to finding a permanent position that you’ll love and hopefully hold for a long time. It can help you get back in the swing of things and earning money while you patiently wait for a life-changing experience and a new career.