Starting Your First Business

Starting Your First Business

Tips for Getting a Temporary Position to Earn Money for College

by Dora Lowe

If you will be attending a college that is located far away from your home town and plan on heading to your new dorm next fall, you may be inclined to look for a seasonal job right now. Many employers hire people who are willing to make a career out of their job position or who would like to move up in the company. If you don't have an extensive employment history and are merely interested in making some quick money, landing a temporary job could be the solution for you.

Prepare a Resume That Lists Your Skills

Some temp agencies may require that each of their clients furnish a resume that lists personal skills. Other agencies may not stipulate that you hand over a resume, but it's ideal to have a resume if you want to make a good impression and increase your odds of being hired. Additionally, the practice that you acquire by preparing a resume will prove useful, since you will be required to hand out resumes when you begin looking for a permanent job after you graduate from college.

Dress to impress and show up for your scheduled interview. You will be asked about your availability and any limitations which would affect your work performance. Remain open and optimistic about starting a new job. You likely won't receive the opportunity to work in a glamorous setting or earn a large amount of money, but you will be offered a job that will allow you to gain experience and maintain an honest living.

Be Aware of Your Duties

If you are matched with an employer, you will be informed about the start and stop date of the employment, your hourly wage, the address where you need to report, and any special clothing or accessories that will be needed during each work shift. Take note of all of these details and review them while at home. On the first day of your new job, wake up early and leave your home on time, so that you won't be late on your first day.

Take your job seriously and try to learn all that you can about the line of work that you are involved in. Your temporary job may not last very long, but the valuable tools that you learn during the experience may assist you with future endeavors. Additionally, if you prove to be a valuable team member, you may be asked to come back to work at the establishment, during holiday breaks or the summer, when classes are not in session.

If you're ready to earn more college money, contact local temporary employment services. 


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Starting Your First Business

There are a lot of things you can do to turn a profit, but none are so rewarding as starting your own business. When you start a business, you can successfully break ground on a new hobby, help a team of people, and do what you can to reach out to others in a positive and uplifting way. I began thinking more seriuosly about business when one of my brothers got into it, and it was really interesting to see how well he did. Although I am not a business owner, I believe you can create a great company if you try hard. Check out these posts to learn why.