My experience working with a nurse staffing agency has been bittersweet. Coming into this job, I was required to have at least six months to a year of clinical experience with patients, but I did not. I had volunteered at a hospital and worked for a short time in a memory care/assistedliving facility. However, employers […]
Graduating from college doesn’t always ensure that you have a job waiting for you. I was one of those who went to a staffing firm hoping that my lack of experience would be something agencies could help me with. I struggled with finding one that was willing to find me a job due my lack […]
Conventional wisdom has it that workers view temp work as a last resort. I may have started my journey with the same attitude but my experiences have have given a different outlook.
I began my career as an employee and customer service representative, going through a few layoffs as companies or divisions closed. Tired with the […]
Regular, clear and honest communication is vital for success for all parties
In any relationship, the biggest determinant of success is the quality of communication. In the case of temporary work, there is a particular exigency for quality communication, which is made more difficult because it’s a three-way street. Lack of clarity or insufficient communication can […]
How staffing firms and clients can ensure success through the right environment
As American society advances, utilizing new technology and adapting to the true potential of Generation Y, there has been a call for a type of reformation of the working class. These days, many professions outside of the service industry prioritize fiscal efficiency over traditional labor […]
Agencies allow candidates to find their passion while providing jobs
For those of us who love to criticize the staffing industry, it might come as a surprise to learn there are many things a staffing agency does right. Some of the benefits they provide allow young, “green” candidates to find their passion while earning a paycheck.
What recruiters should look for when placing candidates
When I look back at the places I have been and the people I met as an IT consultant, I can only say that it has been a fun-filled ride, and I am grateful to all the recruiters who have made this possible. This journey has been chock-full […]
After going through some life changes, I found myself going back to school late in life for a career change. I decided to pursue occupational therapy, and studied in a program that gave me clinical experience along the way.
After graduation, I decided to use the services of a staffing firm to help me find a […]
I always thought acquiring a college degree would make job searching less grueling. Apparently not in this economy, and certainly not for a nontraditional artist. Despite earning a degree in art with an emphasis in digital media, it was very difficult putting myself out there. I had no experience, nor did I know where to […]
Work with clients to make sure contingents hit the ground running
It may have taken my staffing firm two months to respond to my application, but it was worth the wait. They brought me in for an interview. I arrived in my best attire, ready to sell myself to the representative interviewing me. But it wasn’t […]