Handy Skills for Summer Temping

One of the easiest ways to earn money if you are not old enough to work a full time job is to do a temporary job during the summer. There are plenty of places that require larger staff during the summer months due to the larger customer crowd. These places hire untrained workers at slightly lower wages than normal and terminate their contracts at the end of the summer. Since there is a big competition for jobs out there (even temporary ones) here are some skills that you can cultivate that can give you an edge over the others.

Metal Work Skills
Companies that do steel suppliers Melbourne always require additional manpower over the dry months when the building trade picks up. However, you need a specific skills set in order to work in this industry. You can learn the most basic skills by volunteering at a garage or local metal works, while some schools also teach shop skills in metal work. Welding services, metal cutting and other skills related to metal work are highly sought after, and can be easily leveraged into a job when you are temping. They are dangerous skills which require a lot of experience to perfect, but some familiarity with it can go a long way in the job market.

Restaurant Industry
Temping in the food industry doesn’t pay much, but jobs are plentiful and the experience is valuable later in life if you are looking for a part time job. Most fast food places look to hire teenagers and young adults because their energy and verve help with the speedy process. They also take less time off than older workers who have more commitments. So if you are a young person who is enthusiastic and wants to learn the business, chances are you can get in at a restaurant or fast food joint. Learn to be a good waiter by balancing two or three trays on your hand. Good waiters are difficult to come by, and there are people who spend their entire life as top-notch waiters and get paid fabulous sums of money. If you are not afraid of physical labour, there are also usually openings for busboys, the person in every kitchen who washes the dishes and glasses. While bigger restaurants sometimes use dishwashers, there are plenty of utensils like chef’s knives that cannot be loaded into a dishwasher and have to be hand washed. So whatever industry you wish to join, spend one summer getting the basic skills necessary for the job and then spend the next summer honing those skills in a temp job.