Answered by Jennifer, Hiring Expert at Verizon, on Friday, August 9, 2013
Great Question! Temp jobs still give you the opportuntiy to gain valuable skill sets that will be transferable in other roles and positions, regardles of the field you are working in. Even in those temporary jobs, highlight what you were able to accomplish in short periods of time, and how you contributed to the bottom line and impacted the team. There are a number of different formats you can utilize to highlight the skills and experience you've gained, while listing each temp job. I would caution having too many temp jobs, so try to find some where you can gain the most experience. Additionally, I'd recommend finding some time to volunteer at places where you are still doing things relevant to the field you are interested in. Best of luck!