As summer approaches, students across the country are gearing up for the summer job hunt, looking for short term employment to cover increasing costs of living, tuition etc. If this sounds like you, don’t overlook temporary work, which offers many benefits when you’re looking to make some extra money this summer.
A former professional long jumper and participant of the Beijing Summer Olympics Games in 2008, Tabia Charles is no stranger to determination. That’s why, after suffering an ankle injury that halted her athletic career, she got right back up to travel a new path. “The experience was amazing in Beijing,” she says. “It was definitely one of the highlights of my life to go there. Sports has taken me places I never thought I would go, travelling the world and meeting amazing people. So I definitely don’t regret my choice to compete for Canada. But I’m so happy that I have an opportunity now to actually start my next career path.” Read more
Having entered the field of mailroom management when he was just 18, Randy Dyal has overseen the smooth processing of incoming and outgoing mail for some of Canada’s largest companies, including banks, an engineering firm, a multinational document management corporation, and more. A member of the mailroom team for one of Adecco’s highest-profile clients, Randy recalls being hired by Adecco in 2009 thanks to Heather Eaton, Adecco’s Vice President of Partnership Service Delivery and Ontario East. “Essentially, the position I’ve taken on with Adecco matched my past experience,” says Randy. “Managing a mailroom is very transferable, and I think Heather was impressed with my knowledge of that environment, my knowledge of processes, and how I understood the importance of processes. Diligence is critical, and that’s something that I stressed in my interview.” Read more
After arriving in this country as a teenage new immigrant from India, Tanvir couldn’t have found a more fittingly named place for her very first job. But, unfortunately, Canada’s Wonderland held little wonder for someone so in love with numbers that she dreamed of a career in finance. And while she did try to secure a co-op with a bank, being a minor at the time made it a nonstarter. That’s when one of her teachers recommended that she sign up with Adecco. Read more
After receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering in India, Ameerdueen Najumudeen came to Canada to complete his Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering with a focus on Corrosion Science. “There’s always going to be corrosion,” he says. “So there will always be jobs for corrosion engineers.” Now working on a contract basis as a system integrity engineer for one of Adecco’s largest energy sector clients in Saskatchewan, Ameerudeen knows how hard it can be for newly graduated engineers to kick start their careers despite the much publicized demand for them. Fortunately, he was open to all sorts of possibilities. Read more
Adecco’s own dynamic duo
Sébastien Allard has been with Adecco for a year; his co-worker at a major Canadian museum, Joël Pellerin, has been with Adecco for two. Together, the two of them are proof not only that working as a temp provides access to fantastic opportunities, but also that employment agencies attract fantastic employees.