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Pros and Cons of Working for a Temp Agency

Working for a temp agency can be a lucrative career path for someone who enjoys variety and change. However, like any other place of employment, there are pros and cons that you should consider before you take the plunge into the industry of temp work. Take a look at the pros and cons of working for a temp agency before you leap headfirst into this career path.

Get to work! Pros of Working for a Temp Agency


As you can imagine, working for a temp agency offers a great amount of flexibility. In this case, unconventional schedules, special needs, and unique interests can be met when working for a temp agency. As a hard worker, you will have the flexibility to transition from one position to another to seek better pay and to find a position that you enjoy.

Career Moves

You may be surprised to hear that temp jobs can look great on your resume! Hiring managers may especially appreciate a wide variety of position and skills. Why? This experience symbolizes your experience and ability to work under strenuous circumstances. 

Permanent Job

Many temp workers may desire to turn a temporary work assignment into a full-time position. Temp work allows workers to get their foot in the door and experience what it may be like working in a position. In addition, if the opportunity arises, the worker is able to pitch the reasons why they should be selected for a full-time position. Namely, they have a proven track record and rapport with the company.

Various Skills

At a temp agency, you have the ability to work in a wide variety of positions in a short period of time. During this time, you can pick up a plethora of skills and experiences that you can later include on a resume. After all, working as a truck driver and an office manager reap different skills and experiences that can be beneficial for future opportunities.

Better Pay

This one is a bit tricky, but with every new job, there is the opportunity for better pay. If you can find a job that pays you what you desire, you can push to turn that opportunity into full-time work. Each position offers endless possibilities; it all comes down to how you approach it.

Deal Breakers: The Cons of Working for a Temp Agency

Too Much Variety

Depending on the employer, too many temp jobs may not be what they are hoping to see on a resume. Future employers may see high overtime may be an indicator of lack of commitment and professionalism. Too many posts might indicate to an employer that your lack of full-time offers has something to do with your performance.

The Lone Worker

If you have ever worked a temp job before then, you know that it can be a lonely affair. Other employees are cautious about befriending an individual they know will only be there for a short time.

Lack of Stability

It goes without saying that you may go through periods of financial instability based on the jobs that you do, or don’t receive. The proactive solution for many is to have a position lined up at the completion of your current placement. This is more easily said than done because the placement is dependent on the opportunities available through the temp agency.

Pidgeon Holed

Temp work has its pros; however, it may also pigeon hole you into only receiving temporary positions. Unfortunately, future employers may not see the value in diverse experiences. They may equate the previous experience with the ability to only being capable of working for a temp agency. Nevertheless, the right employer will be able to see your potential.


Benefits are not always included in the temp jobs you work; in fact, often they are not. The jobs are merely labor for hire and the transaction is straightforward. If you are looking for stability, temp work may not be for you as you will lack coverage.

You Make The Decision

Corporate Job Bank understands the pros and cons of working for a temp agency, and they do their best to accommodate you. The company is keen on finding talented individuals who wish to diversify their resume in the hopes of finding full-time work. Contact the company today at (480) 966-0709 and inquire about your opportunities.

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