The beginning of 2014 is a great time to reevaluate your current job search and change some of your strategies. As you continue to pursue your legal career, have you thought about the ways temp work might help you enhance your resume? Before you immediately dismiss the idea consider these ways that it can help bolster your experience and make you even more desirable as a candidate. Here are three ways that temp work can help improve your legal resume.
- Shows continued employment. If there are times between jobs or that you have taken contract work having the information on your resume can help employers see that you were continuously active in your career. This is one way you can stay up to date on the latest industry information and keep your office or organizational skills up to date. Working with a specialized staffing service you can take on short term legal jobs that would look great on your resume.
- New resources for references. If you are successful at a particular temporary assignment, your new contacts can become great resources for you throughout your career. Ask for a letter of recommendation or their input on LinkedIn. Continue to build relationships with them after your assignment is over. You never know where your next opportunity will come from and knowing lawyers and other legal professionals can help your search.
- Position yourself as a problem solver. When a company or law firm contacts a temporary staffing service they are looking for a problem to be solved. It may be that someone is out of the office on an extended leave. It may be additional projects that need specialized assistance. Prove yourself to your legal staffing agency as a problem solver and they will turn to you when their clients are in need. In essence, you will solve problems in two ways: for the agency and for the client. This will help bolster your reputation in the area.
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