Specific Examples for Showcasing Temporary Employment On a Resume

A resume is a professional presentation and temporary employment assignments count.
A resume is a professional presentation and temporary employment assignments count. | Source

Organizing the Information

The format below is one option for successfully presenting Temp Employment on a well constructed resume. Temporary employment is real employment and can gain the job candidate favor with hiring officers, if presented well.

If an individual has worked for a single Temporary Employment Agency or Staffing Service for several years, then the form of the presentation can be added to the PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE section of the resume as if it were a single company with several job titles worked.

Thus, such as presentation would be like a "mini resume" inside the experience section and include. Example:

Name of Temporary Agency. City. State. Dates of Employment.

  • General Accomplishments.

ASSIGNMENTS

  • Name of Company. Job Title.

Accomplishments.

  • Name of Company. Job Title.

    Accomplishments.

Using the a Mini-Resume Creatively

A Single Temp Agency

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Montezuma Staffing Services. Atlanta GA 2020 - 2025

  • Successfully executed a variety of assignments in the fields of Administration, Proofreading, Editing, and Research.
  • Received written recognition from supervisors for beating project deadlines with 100% accuracy while streamlining workflow.
  • Achieved Employee of the Month for Montezuma Staffing four times and Employee of the Year in 2025.

ASSIGNMENTS

Atlanta Board of Education: Project Manager.

  • 1. Efficiently led a team to compile and report the results of required Standardized Testing K-12 for the 2024 - 2025 academic year.
  • 2. Completed the project 30 days early with 15% reduced employment costs through streamlining the related data processes.

Montezuma Hospital Cancer Research Center: Research Assistant

  • 1. Compiled data from two longitudinal studies regarding new treatment techniques and clinical trials.
  • 2. Prepared accurate and timely final reports for a team of three physicians at a national conference of the American Cancer Society. Received credit in society program.
  • 3. Composed and edited journal articles for five physicians, receiving authorship credit.

Nashton Gas and Electric: Project Leader

  • 1. Designed and implemented a new filing system for client accounts that reduced filing errors to "0."
  • 2. Trained summer youth interns in the new filing system and contributed to their final work evaluations.

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Multiple Temp Agencies

If a a job seeker has worked with more than one temporary employment organization, then the format of the single-agency presentation will be adjusted to show each temp agency as a separate employer.

If a job seeker has worked at several different agencies and only one assignment at each one, then it may be best to use the first format and instead of using the agency name, use the heading TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT SERVICES under PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE and then list each agency under that heading, as follows:

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

Name of agency. City. State. Dates.

  1. Job title 1. Accomplishments.

  2. Job Title 2. Accomplishments.

Name of agency. City. State. Dates.

  1. Job title 1. Accomplishments.

  2. Job Title 2. Accomplishments.

Name of agency. City. State. Dates.

  1. Job title 1. Accomplishments.

  2. Job Title 2. Accomplishments.

An Example of Multiple Temp Agencies on a Resume

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

Montezuma Staffing Services. Atlanta GA

  • Received written recognition form supervisors for beating project deadlines with 100% accuracy while streamlining workflow.
  • Achieved Employee of the Year in 2006.
  • Increased the reputation and business volume of Montezuma Staffing with outstanding job performance.

Atlanta Board of Education: Project Manager. 2004 - 2006

  • 1. Efficiently led a team to compile and report the results of required Standardized Testing K-12 for the 2004 - 2005 academic year.
  • 2. Completed the project 30 days early with reduced employment costs through streamlining the related data processes.

Great South Staffing Services. Atlanta GA.

  • Successfully executed Administration, Proofreading, Editing, and Research.
  • Achieved Employee of the Month three times in 2004.

Montezuma Hospital Cancer Research Center: Research Assistant. 2002 - 2004

  • 1. Compiled data from two longitudinal studies regarding new treatment techniques and clinical trials.
  • 2. Prepared accurate and timely final reports for a team of three physicians at a national conference of the American Cancer Society.
  • 3. Composed and edited journal articles for five physicians.

Classic Peach Staffing Services. Atlanta GA.

  • Achieved superior results in Administration and Systems Redesign.
  • Received written recognitions from supervisors and the company director.

Nashton Gas and Electric: Project Leader. 2000 - 2002

  • 1. Designed and implanted a new filing system for client accounts.
  • 2. Trained summer youth interns in the new filing system and contributed to their final work evaluations.

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amy jane 8 years ago from Connecticut

Very helpful hub, as always. I think this clears up a lot of the confusion people have as to how to best showcase their temp employment.


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Patty Inglish, MS 8 years ago from North America Author

Hi amy jane. Thank you for commenting. I agree - I think the idea of what to do about presenting Temp Work can be confusing and frustrating. I hope people are able to use this information easily now.

I'm glad you visited!


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Whitney05 8 years ago from Georgia

Thank you! I've worked for the same temp agency off and on the past few years. And I'm wanting to update my resume, since I'm going back soon. I added the dates for each service and who was my supervisor there. Do you think that would be ok?


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Patty Inglish, MS 8 years ago from North America Author

Hi Whitney. Yes, that could be OK; military resumes list supervisors as a general practice and with a Temp section, that might be a good idea as well.


Lynn31 2 years ago

Thank you for this article! I've been working many different temp/contract jobs for the last 4 years and have been frustrated and confused about how to format these jobs on my resume. I'm guessing that might be one of the reasons I don't get many call backs.


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Patty Inglish, MS 2 years ago from North America Author

@Lynn31 - Thanks for posting a comment about your situation. Try some of the tips in this Hub and let us all know how they work for you. The suggestions can certainly organize and streamline your temp work. Much success to you!


Robert 2 years ago

My situation has a bit of a twist. The year before my divorce I was forced out of my job after a takeover and couldn't find work because of the high insurance/job risks due to age. I went to college and came out after the economy went down. Now ive got a string of temp jobs, not many from a temp agency but just from taking whatever I was offered to feed myself. Any ideas? Also many of the opportunities were with firms no longer around.


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Patty Inglish, MS 2 years ago from North America Author

How many temp jobs are in that string and are they all the same type of work, or different?


Robert 2 years ago

they are different types of work, for example, one is doing maintenance and yard work for a small company, another is a what I thought would be a permanent job but I got axed at the end of the season, a third company decided to go in a different direction. there are about 6 I think all total.


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Patty Inglish, MS 2 years ago from North America Author

Hi Robert,

You could list all six under the heading "Other employment", similar to the examples in the Hub.

Best of luck!

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