Searching for the right gig?

Finding the right gig is a daunting task for anyone. Whether you’re just starting out, looking for a bigger challenge in your industry or changing fields, the right staffing company can help you achieve your goals.

if you’re just starting out…

Your timing couldn’t be better. Employers in 2017 anticipated hiring five percent more new college graduates from the Class of 2017 than they hired from the Class of 2016, a trend that is expected to continue into 2018. What’s more, low unemployment in the United States combined with high rates of employee turnover has many companies struggling to backfill for recently departed employees. That’s when they turn to staffing companies to address their talent needs. For those just beginning their careers, staffing companies can place you with desirable companies where you’ll be able to get a feel for the culture of the organization before coming onboard full-time. And your resume will benefit, too. Rather than having to potentially explain a gap in your work history, make the most of your time — and gain valuable new skills — by exploring a temporary position. Employers today view the decision to take on temp work as a sign of a healthy work ethic and proactive attitude.

if you’re looking for a bigger challenge…

If you’re serious about career advancement, don’t overlook the advantages that come from partnering with a staffing company. As nontraditional workforce models have grown increasingly mainstream, perceptions and realities around that workforce are changing, too. Gone is the stigma that experience in temporary roles signals a less-qualified employee. In fact, evidence today suggests just the contrary. For example, a greater percentage of temporary nurses hold bachelor’s degrees than their full-time counterparts. In the IT realm, temporary staff members gain can hands-on experience in a multitude of technologies and environments and bring that expertise to their next gigs. Traditional office staff become proficient in various procedures and processes, and learn to adapt to new workplace dynamics, all great skills to master and carry along with you.

Staffing companies work with you, providing the flexibility you need while helping you advance toward your professional goals and increase your earning potential. In today’s economy, some of the highest-paying positions will be filled by organizations on a freelance or on-demand basis, so you don’t want to miss out on the opportunity.

if you’re changing careers…

What if finding a new gig actually means exploring a different field altogether? However far along you are in your career, changing directions is never easy. The good news is that partnering with a staffing agency is one easy way to pivot and get your foot in the door. According to a study by the American Staffing Society (ASA), 70 percent of temporary employees learn new skills, and a full 90 percent receive formal training in new skill areas. While there’s no substitute for experience, staffing companies can find you temporary roles in almost any field, enabling you to gain that experience along with insider perspective and access to an invaluable network of contacts. You’ll get to see firsthand how the industry or role functions while gaining real-world experience. Ready to add bullet points to your resume that will boost your income? Get started with Randstad today.

Find out the moment opportunities become available by signing up for Randstad’s job alerts. Just tell us the kind of position you want, and we’ll email you when we find it.

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