THE 5 Rules OF TEMPING
It’s a cold, damp day and somewhere in Dublin or Louth an employee is dreaming of their upcoming holidays.
Meanwhile, a Manager is wondering how to cope with the extra workload when his team go on holiday. What’s a manager to do?
Enter: The Temp – someone who is smart, confident and adaptable, as well as being multi-skilled. The Temp saves the day!
Do you want to be a modern Temporary super hero? Follow these 5 rules of temping and you’ll have your choice of assignments :-.
1. First things first, you need a good temping CV. At the top of the page, list your technical skills and your availability. A Temps Controller may receive hundreds of CVs, but will remember the one that highlights skill set and gives availability.
2. When in doubt, dress UP. As a temp, you will be working in many different environments. Some may be on production lines, others may be business casual. Always check the dress code with your Temps Controller in advance. First impressions count and nowhere more so than in the world of temping.
3. On time means 5 minutes early. You don’t want to arrive too early, but you never want to arrive late. Research the location of you assignment. Make sure you know how to get there. Drive by if you’re unfamiliar with the area or check public transport timetables the night before, but plan on being there 5 minutes before you’re due to start.
4. Be discreet. Anything you hear or read, whilst working in a company is strictly confidential. Remember the contract of employment you signed adhering to strict confidentiality whilst on temporary work assignments.
5. Work like your career depends on it. Again first impressions count and if you’re only in an assignment for a week, you don’t have time to have an off day. Temping is an excellent way to get your foot in the door of some amazing companies. Good work does not go unnoticed.