Try Temping Or Hold Out For Direct Hire?

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Looking for a dental hygienist position through a specialty staffing agency isn't the only way to find a job, but it's certainly one of the more versatile. Many placement agencies offer both temporary and permanent jobs, and choosing which one to take when you first start with the agency can take some thought. Both types of jobs do have their good sides, but you want to be sure the type of job you take fits with both your short- and long-term goals.

Pay Start Dates

Working in temporary assignments means you might start getting paid faster. If you hold out for a permanent assignment, and none are available, obviously that means you won't be getting any pay in the meantime. So, if you really need to start working, those short temporary assignments are going to be better.

If pay start dates aren't an issue for you, though, holding out for a permanent position can be better because you won't have to keep track of when you're supposed to receive pay in weeks or months when you had spotty temporary work. This itself is a minor issue -- it's not that difficult to keep track of pay -- but it's one less thing on your mind.

Checking Things Out

Some people find it easier to adjust to new working environments than others. If you tend to need more time to decide if you actually like working at a particular office, a temporary position would be perfect. It would allow you to get a feel for how the office operates, and if you decide you don't like it there, you know your position is only short-term. If you do like it there, though, you can see if they're willing to switch you to a full-time hire or if they will have a permanent position opening up later in the year.

If you go straight to a full-time hire and don't like it, then you begin to build an erratic job history if you keep starting and stopping work at various offices. That may sound like what you're doing with temporary jobs, but employers understand that temporary positions are just that. They know that if you work for a temporary placement agency, you're going to have a string of short-term assignments under your belt.

Planning Long-Term

Of course, one distinct advantage to going for a direct-hire position is that you can now plan ahead a little further. With temporary jobs, you don't know what's going to happen after the job ends. You will likely get another at some point, but you don't know how long that will take. With a permanent job, you can start looking at long-term financial and life goals.


Another advantage to going straight into a direct-hire dental hygienist position is the relief of knowing you are finally in a set location and job. This is related to the long-term planning issue. When you can finally say that you are now in a stable situation, there's a sense of relief and happiness that comes along with that.

The employment prospects for dental hygienists are rather good, so simply being able to find something, anything, is not that daunting. But by working for a placement agency, you gain valuable assistance and experience as you try to move forward with your career goals whether you choose to take temporary or permanent assignments. For more information, contact companies like Assistance On Call, Inc.


24 August 2016

Coping With Dental Emergencies

My son was outside playing with some friends when he accidentally fell down and hit his mouth on the sidewalk. The fall knocked out his front tooth, so I immediately placed the tooth in a small jar and added some milk. I rushed my son to the dental clinic and the dentist immediately took us into the examination room. The dentist placed the tooth back into the socket and saved it. My name is Beverly Tillman and thanks to the quick work of the dentist, my son didn't lose his tooth. Since this was a scary time for me and my son, I wanted to write this blog as a source of information for other parents who are facing a dental emergency. First of all, don't panic and get to your dentist as soon as possible. I hope this blog will help to answer your questions about dental emergencies.