Many teens who received exam results this week will be quitting school for a tough jobs market - and temping could be the best way for them to get a foot in the door.
While full-time jobs are in short supply, the demand for temps hasn't dropped.
Recruitment giant Adecco says around 80% of their current vacancies are temporary and many of these could turn into permanent roles.
Steven Kirkpatrick from Adecco says: "As a general rule, if you do a good job as a temp, the chances are you may have your contract extended or even made permanent.
"Even, if a particular temp role might not be your dream job, taking it means you avoid gaps in your CV, have the opportunity to gain new skills and get your foot through the door of a new company where there might be the opportunity to move into a different role." Here are Adecco's 10 golden rules on how to turn a temp role into a permanent job:
1 Always be on time -employers value good timekeeping.
2 Do the job to the best of your ability and try and exceed expectations.
3 Be proactive - ask for more work or offer to take on more once you feel comfortable with your role.
4 Enthusiasm cannot be underestimated and will make you stand out from the crowd.
5 Be flexible - if you get thrown other tasks, try to be flexible and see them as an opportunity.
6 Show your skills - make the most of chances to take on other tasks that will show exactly what you are capable of.
7 Learn from constructive feedback.
8 If any training opportunities come along, take them up and keep improving your skills.
9 Keep in touch with your recruitment consultant - they will have a good insight on your performance.
10 Take every chance you can get, even if at first if does not seem ideal.