Staffing agencies are a great resource to utilize when searching for work. Agencies tend to have experience with the local job market and know what employers are looking for. They get to know you, and then they are able to market your skills to their clients for permanent and temporary positions.
If you’re not working currently, it is a great idea to do temporary work while searching for a permanent job. Temping allows you to earn a little money, gain additional experience, test out a new field, and, most importantly, network with local business people. Temporary positions give you the opportunity to demonstrate your skills and show employers that you are a hard worker. Once the employer sees how capable you are, he/she is apt to crate a position for you, keep you in mind for future positions, or refer you to business acquaintances.