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Why Temporary Jobs Are Great For Students This Summer

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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.

Gain experience

Temporary work is a great way to enhance your post-secondary education. By working a temp position in your industry, you can earn a competitive salary while gaining hands-on skills that you can’t learn in the classroom. Plus, these positions give you insight into workplace expectations and set you up for success after you graduate.

Get ahead of the game

Temporary work is a great way to make connections that can set the stage for your career after graduation. It’s no secret that networking is an essential part of the job hunt and can be something students struggle with. With temporary placements, you can get a step ahead of similar candidates and score a few good references for your post-graduation job search.

Perks of full time work

There’s no denying the perks that come with full time employment. Whereas part time work often comes with inconsistent hours, evening and weekend work, and frequently requires open availability, full time positions offer stable working hours. A temporary position gives you the best of both worlds, offering you the flexibility to select a position that provides you with your desired hour or assignment duration, while giving you the stability not offered with shift work. Not to mention the added perks of vacation pay, stat holiday pay and healthcare plans common to a full-time position.

Effortless

After 8 months of studying, it can be challenging to motivate yourself to initiate the job hunt. Revising resumes, applying for jobs, lining up interviews — looking for work can be hard work! With a staffing agency like Adecco, qualified recruiters can find positions for you in many fields of employment, taking much of the work out of finding your next favourite summer job.

Regardless of your employment status, whether you are a student looking to make money for your education, or suddenly find yourself without work looking for a quick re-entry, a temp position may be the perfect fit.

With new temporary and permanent positions opening daily, contact your local Adecco branch to speak with a recruiter and register for free today!


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TempTalk with Tabia Charles, Olympic Long Jumper

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

TempTalk with Randy Dyal

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

TempTalk with Tanvir Shaikh

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

TempTalk with Ameerudeen Najumudeen

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

TempTalk with Sébastien Allard and Joël Pellerin

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.

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