Temporary jobs normally are full-time (eight hours a day) work, but the job may only last for a few weeks or a few months.
Temporary jobs exist in almost all occupations. They provide a flexible means of earning extra income. Usually you can go from one temporary job to another, which almost amounts to full-time employment. However, you have the freedom to get a temporary job only when you need some extra money.
Following are typical occupations that may have openings for temporary jobs:
There are several ways to search for available jobs. You can look in places where employers announce their job openings. Examples would be the "help wanted" section of classified advertisements in newspapers and the "jobs" section of craigslist for your desired city.
You could go around to business firms in your local area to see if they have any job openings. You might want to leave your resume if the business looks appealing.
You could ask your family and friends if they know of any possible job openings that might be suitable for you.
You could visit the local offices or Internet sites of job placement firms. Look under "Employment Agencies" in the yellow pages of your local telephone book. Keep in mind though that some of these employment agencies charge a fee for their services. This fee is usually paid by the job applicant. However, if employers are desperate enough, they might be willing to pay the fee.
Perhaps best of all, you can use the next topic to hunt at job search websites.
It may, or may not, be a good idea to visit or move to a new area in search of a job. You might want to write to the local Chamber of Commerce first to inquire about job prospects in that city.
These job search websites are an easy way to conduct job hunting. When a website has a search selection box that allows for keywords you usually can enter "temporary" as a keyword. This lets you search for temporary jobs instead of full-time jobs.
Following are some popular job search websites:
Full-time, part-time, and temporary jobs
Jobster® lets you search for jobs based on keyword (job title, company name, or other keyword) and location (city, state, or zip code).
Hourly and full-time jobs
AllRetailJobs.com claims to have the largest retail job board. They provide search for hourly retail jobs, retail management careers, and jobs by location. You can post your resume in their private database. This website is free for job seekers.
Hourly and part-time jobs
SnagAJob.com® claims to be the #1 source for hourly and part-time jobs. They supposedly have 100,000 job listings from top employers across the United States. They cover both full-time and part-time jobs. Enter your zip code and get back a list of companies with job openings.
If you receive an offer for a job interview, it is best to make some preparations. Do some research on what the company does. The interviewer probably will be very impressed with your knowledge of the company.
Here are some possible questions to answer in your research:
Consider the three Points to emphasize when seeking a job.
Show up for the interview on time, neatly groomed, and wearing the appropriate attire. If you aren't sure what to wear, telephone the human resources department of the company. (For a small company, telephone the receptionist.)
During the interview, show your interest in the company and its future. Don't act as if your only interest is to use the company as a meal ticket. Show how you can help advance the goals of the company.
After the interview is over, thank the person for his or her time. Send a follow-up letter a few days later to thank the company for the interview and perhaps inquire into your chances of being hired.