How to Get Started with Temp Work

Whether you're looking for job flexibility, exposure to various industries or an opportunity to gain experience in different roles, temp work is an excellent option. 

But how do you get started with temp work, and how do you find jobs?

How to Find Temp Jobs

Temporary positions can be rewarding, fulfilling, and beneficial – if you find the right ones. If you’re getting started with temp work, you’ll want to follow these pro tips to find your first position.

1. Refresh Your Resume

Whether you’re looking for your first temp job or another position after many, now is a good time to refresh your resume. Many temp jobs will still require you to submit one, so it’s worth taking the time to make sure it’s accurate.

2. Write Down What You Want

There are a lot of temporary jobs available, so before you start wading through them it’s a good idea to figure out exactly what you’re looking for. This includes things like:

  • Do I want a similar job to something I’ve done before, or try something new?
  • Am I ok with traveling? Do I need a job to provide accommodations?
  • What salary range will make this worthwhile for me?
  • Am I looking for temp only or temp-to-hire opportunities?


Writing down your answers to these questions will help you sift through jobs to find exactly the right fit.

3. Partner with a Staffing Agency

A good place to start is a temporary staffing agency like Strom Engineering. Strom provides staffing services for all sorts of industries and positions, so it’s easy for you to pick and choose based on what you’re looking for.

There are obviously other options available online, but we recommend working with a temporary staffing agency because they’ll provide you with the exact jobs that fit what you’re looking for – without you needing to do any heavy lifting or searching.

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Is Temp Work Right for You?

Interested in getting started with temp work? Then you’ll want our FREE guide all about temp jobs: are they right for you, what benefits they offer and most importantly - how to get started finding temp jobs with Strom Engineering. 

What's in the guide?

  • Reasons why you might consider a  temporary position over traditional full-time positions.
  • How to write a resume specifically for temporary positions.
  • How to find temporary work and the benefits of working with a staffing agency.


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Strom Engineering is a national staffing and recruitment agency, with a particular focus on manufacturing, engineering, assembly, and other trade positions. We match skilled candidates to temporary or project staffing positions. Learn more about how it works and check out our case studies for more information.