Some vital rules to succeeding in the competitive and fast paced temping world!

A common mindset to fall into is ‘it’s only a temp job’.  This is a big mistake!  Being a temp is just as important as being in a permanent role, but for different reasons. Not only are you an ambassador of the agency you are working for, but most of the time you are there because you are filling in for a permanent person, or because there is an additional work load.  You are there because you are needed and because you are IMPORTANT!

Here are some tips to get you that first temp job, and to ensure you are at the top of the list for new temp roles.  Don’t miss out!

  • Be available
    Many temporary roles are called in because of an urgent requirement, and sometimes this needs filling immediately.  If you are seriously looking for temp work, make sure your phone is close to hand, so you don’t miss out on an opportunity, and call us back straight away!
  • Presentation is key
    Wherever you are going, be polished and well presented.  As an ambassador of AccountAbility, make sure you represent us well by looking like you’ve made an effort.  Thongs and beachwear are not office attire!
  • Make sure you know where you’re going
    We will always give you the exact location of where you need to be, and we will give you as much info as we can on how you can get there.  However, it’s worth you checking as well, to make sure you’re there on time and are not frazzled when you arrive.
  • Don’t be late
    Please, please make sure you allow plenty of time for your journey in the morning.  Better to be early than a few minutes late.  Being reliable and punctual are key to keeping in the temp game!
  • Be helpful and happy!
    OK, so perhaps you would rather be on the beach or having a lie in, but you don’t get paid for that, so be helpful, be happy, and be interested. The chances are if people like having you around, they will have you back. And it goes without saying, if you do us proud, we are going to do all we can to keep you in work.
  • Texting
    Whether you are on reception, in administration, or in customer service, please keep texting, personal emailing, internet surfing and anything else for your lunch break!  Even if it seems like you aren’t doing a lot, you are there for a reason and you are in the workplace, so keep the personal stuff for later!

Last but not least……be honest
If you don’t like a role, you have something else in the pipeline, need time off for an interview or anything else, please let us know.  We will do all we can to accommodate you, and will respect you for keeping us in the loop.  It can take a long time to build relations with our client and we are putting you in a position of trust, so please respect us and we will do the same with you.

We are always here to help and don’t bite, so if there is something you’re not sure of, ask!

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