On the Outside Looking In

Laughing all the Way to Work

I was out of work, temping here and there for a year. Don’t underestimate the value of temping. Working for a temp agency can either land you a full-time job or help to keep you employed while you are looking. Taking on temp jobs will introduce you to potential employers where you can showcase your abilities. You will be challenged to learn new software skills or hone the ones you have. When you are temping act as if you are on an interview every day.

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5 tips for Being a Freelance Worker

45 Things

The days of temp workers being qualified for only low-paying, entry-level jobs is past, and workers who embrace the work may find they appreciate the flexibility and experience they gain, Ozier says. It's a great way to enhance your skill set and broaden your sphere of influence," he says. They are experienced, have a shorter ramp-up time and have very sought-after skills."

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Executives and Managers Embrace Administrative Profession

Office Dynamics

New titles, salary levels, and career planning will be coming in this decade like we have never seen. I have to be honest in that I have heard some unhappy stories from APs this year who have lost their jobs or are being replaced by temps on a regular basis! So if you continue to fill your invisible bag of skills, expand your mind, and adapt, you will always land on your feet. April 1, 2010 Kick-Off for the Blog-a-Thon.

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Executives and Managers Embrace Administrative Profession

Office Dynamics

New titles, salary levels, and career planning will be coming in this decade like we have never seen. I have to be honest in that I have heard some unhappy stories from APs this year who have lost their jobs or are being replaced by temps on a regular basis! So if you continue to fill your invisible bag of skills, expand your mind, and adapt, you will always land on your feet. April 1, 2010 Kick-Off for the Blog-a-Thon.

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