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Agency work offers a lot more than administration roles…

Variety is the spice of agency life: a surveyor one day, a customer contact agent the next… It’s true. When you glance in an agency’s shop window, you’ll see adverts for receptionists, admin assistants and secretaries. But if you think

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Agency Work? Isn’t that just making coffee for someone?

So you reckon being a temp means you just get all the rubbishy jobs no one else wants to do. You are only there for a short time, and no one knows you, so they’re just going to dump the

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Why there’s never been a better time to be an agency worker…

Agency workers have been looked down on historically. Often “temps” were viewed as stop-gaps, popping up in the workplace out of the blue and offering some vague admin help before disappearing again. That thinking has virtually vanished. Reflecting the change

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How to manage your bills as an agency worker…

What do you do when you’re working through a recruitment agency and you are between assignments? How can you budget for periods of being in and out of work? There is no one easy answer. The truth is, however, many

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Life as an agency worker – what it’s REALLY like…

During the past few weeks we’ve spoken to several candidates who’ve told us what it’s like to be an agency worker. Many are seeking permanent work but realise that working for an agency is a positive natural step in that

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Expand your career options with agency work…

Recruitment bods use the phrase “transferable skills.” Yep, it’s a bit of corporate jargon – but it is important to you to know what we’re talking about. When we look at CVs, we’re not just making notes of the roles

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How to turn temporary work into a permanent role…

Most people want a permanent job. Agency work is ideal if you have other commitments – part-time education or a family to raise. It might bring variety and a great way to learn new skills, but for many that’s little

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How to land a three-year-long “temporary” job…

What’s your definition of temporary work? A job lasting a few days? A few weeks? Maybe several months, at a push. But three-and-half years? Agency work is not always short. Christopher Service joined Supertemps in June 2010 and was assigned

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