Working Temp Jobs

I will always vouch for working temp jobs because my own temp experience helped me out tremendously. In fact, I wouldn’t have the job that I have right now if I hadn’t tried something different and started working temp jobs.

I felt like I could jump start a career by working temp jobs

A couple of months before I graduated from college, I started working temp jobs. I chose this route as opposed to working in the mall or in a restaurant because I felt like I could jump start a career by working temp in various offices quicker than I could while working in retail or the food industry.

Find a staffing agency

The best way to go about getting temp jobs is to be hired by a temp/staffing agency. That agency makes money off of you getting jobs so they will try to keep you working consistently. I was getting job assignments back to back, sometimes before the current assignment I was on even ended. It’s much easier to get your foot in the door and keep the money coming in when you have a good agency backing you and finding the jobs for you. The catch is that you need a build-able and marketable resume for the industry that you’re trying to get into. Continue reading

One-Pot Chicken Lo Mein

This one-pot recipe was really easy and fun to make. Literally, all you have to do is put all of the ingredients in a stock pot and turn on the stove. It took about 30 minutes and had my kitchen smelling really good! I also had enough to take leftovers to lunch for a couple of days so it’s a money-saver as well. I only had one issue and that was cutting the carrots; I had never done it before, so I had to ask my fiancé for help since he’s stronger than me. Who knew that carrots were so hard to cut? It doesn’t taste exactly like the chicken lo mein that you would get from a Chinese restaurant. That may be a good or bad thing depending on your taste buds, but my fiancé (who’s actually half-Chinese) and I loved it. And lastly, the best part is cleanup. Since everything is done in one pot, there’s no real mess to clean up once you’re done cooking.

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