Wondering whether you should take a temporary position. Maybe you are looking for a full-time job, so working as a temp seems like it could be a move in the wrong direction.
It isn’t! Working as a temp can benefit you in finding full-time work. Up to 40 percent of temps find permanent full-time work. Here’s why.
You learn new skills
Whether it’s learning the Slack app or a new database, it can’t help but make you more attractive to employers. These are skills you can put on your resume and highlight.
You find out about potential openings in the company
When you’re assigned as a temp, you’ll be working next to permanent employees. You have access to all the news they do. So if the company is looking to hire a permanent full-time person, you’ll find out and be able to apply, before the general public finds out about it.
You’ll expand your network
You’ll meet people, from folks in the coffee room to human resources. If the company you’re assigned to isn’t hiring right now, one of your new acquaintances may know of a job. Expanding your network is a great way to get a full-time job.
You can become known for good work
Many companies use temp workers on a trail basis. If you do good work, they will know it. If a full-time position becomes available, you may be considered for it.
If the company you’re temping for as a temp doesn’t have openings, they can still recommend you for a full-time job elsewhere. It’s always important to do a great job as a temp.
Being employed makes you attractive to an employer
If you’re looking for a full-time job, it can also help you just to be employed, regardless of the skills or type of company. Many companies are reluctant to take a gamble on someone who doesn’t have a job. It may not seem fair, but having a job makes you more desirable to employers, no matter what it is.
A Staffing Agency Can Help You Find a Job
Thinking about a new job? Whether it’s temp or perm, we can fill your needs. We provide job postings and advice on how to search. We’re happy to help. Contact us today.