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Graduates Unsure of Their Career Path can be Aided by Temp Agencies

With graduate numbers increasing year on year, from 17 percent in 1992 to 38 percent in 2013, reports suggest that graduates are panicking over available jobs  and making poor job decisions as a result.  Many graduates take the first job offered, only finding that it later does not suit them. Thus, most of them find themselves moving from one job to another, or worse, withdrawing from multiple job offers at the last minute. 

With graduate numbers increasing year on year, from 17per cent in 1992 to 38per cent in 2013, reports suggest that graduates are panicking over available jobs  and making poor job decisions as a result.  Many graduates take the first job offered, only finding that it later does not suit them. Thus, most of them find themselves moving from one job to another, or worse, withdrawing from multiple job offers at the last minute. 

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What graduates do not realise, however, is that their name will be remembered. This could be by a recruitment agency who put them forward for the position, or the employer themselves. 

Why Consider Temping?

The temporary job market is flourishing in London. The sheer number of job sites featuring jobs in every sector, some reaching up to four thousand temporary or graduate jobs in London alone is testament to the growth in temp recruitment agencies. The joy of temping is that you can test the waters with a company, to see if the role and the industry suits. If it doesn't, then it is only temporary, you can grit your teeth and finish your contract and it looks much better on a CV than a number of resignations in a short period of time. 

A Distorted Image of Job Roles

One of the main issues of a high turnover of graduate jobs, according to temp recruitment agencies in London, may be down to graduates having a distorted image of industries and job roles. Often candidates will find themselves casting their application net too wide, applying for any job available and not considering their own unique skill set. 

If, as a candidate, you are unsure of which route to take, then this is where temping really comes into its own. You can have a well-rounded, diverse work experience before you decide on exactly where you want your career to take you. For graduates who are unsure of which direction to take, candidates will often explore being a personal assistant. This allows the candidate to explore the diversity of different industries and see the upper workings of a company, with many candidates using the PA role as a stepping stone into the higher sectors of the company. 

One of the best aspects of working as a temp, is often if candidates prove themselves to be proficient they will be offered a full time role. This benefits both the company and the candidate, as it gives both parties the opportunity to 'road test' the relationship. Temp agencies in London, like RMS Recruitment, advise that temping during the holidays can be an excellent way to gain experience during university and after graduation, providing the perfect opportunity to see which industry and sector appeals. 

Sources: 

University students told not to panic over job pitches, FT.com

How part time and temp jobs can benefit you, TotalJobs

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