How Job Seekers in Philadelphia Can Turn Temp into Perm

October 9th, 2012
Possibilities

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When I interview potential Philly Temps employees, I always try to probe what sort of work are they open to? Because we do all length of assignments, I need talented people who are looking for different things. I need workers who only want part time, who are only available for a few months, who are happy to be on call but don’t want to commit to anything long-term. However, many candidates I speak with are firm in that they are only looking for permanent or guaranteed temp-to-perm opportunities. Frequently I am told in the interview not to bother to contact candidates for anything less than a month, or three month, or six month assignment. “It’s not worth my time” they tell me. Ok, I say, noting it in their file. Because we need people who are only looking to commit to a perm opportunity. And I listen to what they say they want. I don’t reach out to them when a short temp job comes in. And they lose out.

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