Some of them Don't. This is an email I just received:
Discussion I just had on the phone w/ a chicago temp agency:
"What are you looking to do?"
"I don't know. What do you staff?"
"Administrative and receptionist work."
"Okay. Well, I was planning on answering phones."
"What's your background? What employment field are you coming from?"
"And what was your position?"
"Press. Sort of."
"So you have no administrative experience or experience as a receptionist."
"Well, that's what I meant by sort of. I mean, at the level I was at, I was basically a receptionist. That's basically all I've ever done."
"But it doesn't say that on your resume? What were you hired to do?"
"Look, I can answer phones and file shit. That's what I want to do."
"Well, I can't place you if you've never actually been a receptionist. With all due respect, that's different from answering phones. You'll have to call another agency."
So it looks like I didn't get the temp gig either.
***When asked if it was okay to post this the friend replied, "at this point, feel free to put my picture next to it in an orange hat and a clown nose." If I had one of those I would have used it back when people actually read this thing.