The Top 5 Traits of Awesome Temps
Posted on Monday, April 27, 2020 by The Career Guide — No comments
As a London recruitment agency with a strong record in the temping arena, we know what makes an awesome temp. When we look at the candidates asked back by employers time after time, there are some common traits. Here, we reveal the top five:
Without a doubt, every employer who wants a temp wants someone with bucket-loads of initiative. They don’t have the time to hold your hand as you get up to scratch, or work your way through the folder system. They need temps who can walk into any situation and add value. This is a tough reality, but it isn’t as hard as you think. Take initiative at the beginning by finding out about the team and identify the best individual to help you get cracking. You’ll then be able to quickly work things out and make a difference.
- Attention to detail
Employers don’t like sloppy temps. It’s one of their biggest fears and can prevent them from hiring for temporary positions full stop. This is because it’s hard to know whether a temp will care about the details when they may not be around to see the repercussions. However, those details matter to the employer, and they will be found out eventually. It’s a small world, and if you want long-term career success, you have to care about the little details in every single role.
As with the previous point, it’s hard to build trust with someone who won’t be around for long. The best temps make this easy for their employer by proving their honesty from the very start. As a London recruitment agency, we see this too. If you’re honest with us about why you’re temping, which agencies you’re using, what you’re looking for, and how you’re finding a position, then we can work better for you. Our honest temps are always in fulfilling positions, meeting their own objectives.
Yes, the most awesome temps are loyal. They’re loyal to just one or two agencies, and they care about the relationships they build. Furthermore, they’re loyal to the employer they’re currently working for, championing them and their goals in the same way they would if they were on board for the long haul.
The most successful temps are often the most flexible. These are the individuals who don’t mind unusual hours or no definite end date. Their agile approach to working life means they can be placed more easily and thrive within a range of different companies.
Are you looking to be an awesome temp? Cultivate these top traits and then give us a call on 020 7870 7177.
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