Capitalising on summer work as a temp

Temporary work can help career progession, allow you to learn and develop new skills and also network with influential employers. Making the most of your time as a temp over the summer is incredibly important and can be incredibly easy. Summer is here and that means an increase in the number of temporary PA and secretarial positions available as employees jet off on their holidays.

Someone else's holiday is another's opportunity. Even if you're only drafted in for a few days cover there are many different things you can do to make sure you get the most out of your brief employment.


The easiest way to capitalise your temporary summer work is by doing a great job. Don't approach a one-week role as such, try and adopt the company's goals, values and work ethos. Try and become an indispensable member of the team that is able to act and work independently. Be confident and considerate. You're more likely to stand out in an employer's mind the next time they need a temp if you were outgoing, confident and helpful. Make sure you volunteer to do the brew round! It's never too early or late to connect to others on a professional level. Use your temporary position to network with others.

You never know the opportunities that could be on the horizon so it's important to connect with employers, colleagues and clients. If you can, try and make sure there is a handover document waiting for you from the employee that you're temporarily replacing. Your new colleagues will not want to waste their time teaching you the basics or trying to find you that important password. If a handover document is left for you it allows you to hit the ground running and reduce the potential impact on day-to-day business.


Recruitment offer temporary recruitment services that can place hard-working, talented candidates in PA or secretarial positions throughout London . Temporary work allows you to learn new skills, gain valuable experience and network with high-ranking, influential individuals. You can apply to register with RMS Recruitment today to begin your steps towards temporary work. You can contact a member of our expert team by calling 020 7518 9170 , contact us online or send your CV to .

Interview Tips For Candidates
RMS Recruitment have compiled a list of tips and tricks to maximise your chances of getting that all important PA or secretarial position.
due diligence
Research the company.
List some good questions to ask.
Plan your route (arrive 15 minutes before the interview).
Wear appropriate dress (your consultant can advise on the company style).
Take a copy of your CV for the interviewer but don’t use it for reference.
Good, strong (not too tight) handshake.
Never swear or put down work colleagues, previous bosses or employers.
Be open with your answers and about your skills and experience.
Relax and enjoy the interview. Try and build a good rapport.
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