For Candidates

With over 28 years of experience placing candidates in temporary and temp-to-hire roles, our recruiting experts have the knowledge and skills to help you find a position that fits your needs. Whether you are between jobs, transitioning to a new field, or re-entering the workforce, our dedicated staff offers a range of services including resume editing, interview preparation, and skill assessments designed to help you put your best foot forward with hiring companies.

Personalized Job Searches

At First Temporary we strive to form partnerships with candidates that span their entire careers. We work with clients across a range of industries and sizes, so whether you’re looking for a big corporate environment or a small family office, we can help you find a company that fits your needs. At First you get someone who listens, not an anonymous search engine, and we offer a customized approach to each of our candidates.

Why Temporary Work?

Temporary positions are a great option for job seekers who have been away from the market for a while, candidates looking for more flexible work schedules, or professionals between jobs. Here are just a few of the benefits to temporary work:

  • Try a new position or company without a long-term commitment
  • Break into a new industry
  • Gain valuable new skills
  • Flexible options – we’ll help you find a position that fit your needs, whether part-time or full-time

Our Areas of Focus

  • Brokerage/Investment Management
  • Accounting
  • Legal
  • Information Technology
  • Corporate Finance
  • Operations
  • Clerical
  • Administration
  • Banking

Candidate Q&A

I am a temporary job seeker thinking about using First Temporary. What are your fees?
First Temporary does NOT charge job seekers anything for our services. Our fees are built in to the markup we charge our client companies that are seeking temporary talent.
Why should I work with First Temporary?
Here are three reasons why you should choose First Temporary:

  1. We take a personal approach to recruiting, helping you find a position that fits your career goals, whether you’re seeking a short-term position or something more permanent.
  2. Our recruiters have a wide network of clients seeking a variety of talent.
  3. We work with you to fine-tune your resume and interview skills before you meet with employers, giving you the advantage in the interview process.

What is the best way to begin using First Temporary’s services?
Contact one of our temporary staffing consultants to explore how First Temporary can help match you to a position that will meet your short-term (and possibly long-term) career goals. You can also apply to positions directly through our career portal.
What is the interview process at First Temporary?
 After we receive your resume a recruiter will contact you to set up a phone screen. This initial interview is to get a sense of your background and skillset beyond your resume, as well as what kind of positions you might be interested in. If we have a position that seems like a good fit, we will bring you in for a face-to-face interview to go over the job and the company in more detail and to fill out some preliminary paperwork. Then we present your resume to the client and they decide who to interview and when.
What areas do you specialize in?
We focus on job placements in:

  • Brokerage/Investment Management
  • Accounting
  • Legal
  • Information Technology
  • Corporate Finance
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Administration
  • Banking

How can I get the most from my Temporary Staffing Consultant?
Communication is the key with your Temporary Staffing Consultant. Be clear about what you are looking for and be realistic about the salary you require. It’s also important to ask questions. The consultant understands what employers look for and will be able to provide advice on your resume and interviews that will help increase your chances of getting a temporary position.

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