Whether you’re just starting out in the working world, you’re not quite sure what you want to do next, or you just plain need a break, sometimes a temporary job can be a great answer to the question of what am I going to do next.
Temp jobs can sometimes turn into permanent ones, but sometimes they’re just a way to make some money while figuring things out. They can be a great option for someone who’s unexpectedly lost their job, or find themselves uprooted in a new city without any contacts or job leads.
But how do you find temporary work? Call a staffing firm!
These firms are in just about every town or city and are great resources to help you find some work for the time being. They’ve got connections and contacts with large and small employers in a variety of fields and could be just the ticket to helping you figure out what to do.
There are plenty of benefits to taking temporary jobs, including:
Get new experiences in a field you might never have previously considered.
Staffing firms are experts at reviewing someone’s resume, pulling out skills and experience, and matching it with employers who need certain types of help. It might be a job you’ve never heard of or never thought about. Maybe it’ll be the starting point of a new career, or it might confirm that the job is a bad fit, but it’s a great way to find out!
Meet people who can help down the road.
Consider a temp job as a way to network while getting paid. You’ll meet new people, new managers, new coworkers, new bosses, all of whom know people in their industry and others. They all have friends who work. The temp job you take today could introduce you, in a round-about way, to the new boss you’ll have soon!
Expand your resume.
Whether you’re at a temp job for a few weeks or a few months, you’ll be learning something new. When the time comes to move into something more permanent, add those skills to your resume — and guess what: the staffing agency can help you polish your resume with these new skills to make you stand out even more!
Enjoy some flexibility.
If the idea of a 9-5, Monday through Friday job doesn’t excite you, or if it doesn’t fit with what’s going on in your life at the moment, temp jobs can offer some flexibility while still bringing home a paycheck. Whether that means working unconventional hours or alternating days, or something altogether different, it’s a benefit of temp jobs that most traditional jobs can’t offer.
Some temp jobs do become permanent ones.
When talking with your staffing company, discuss whether that’s something you’d like to pursue. Some companies contract with staffing agencies looking for temp-to-hire positions, while others only want short-term help. If a possible temp job sounds really interesting, ask about the job’s status. See where things go. A six-month temporary job could easily turn into a career track and a long, happy relationship with a company.
Sure, you could probably find a temporary job yourself. But having a little insider knowledge and assistance could take a stressful situation and make it that much easier.
Contact Debbie’s to Discuss Future Opportunities
If you’re between jobs at the moment or thinking about trying something new, contact Debbie’s Staffing today. We’ve got experts standing by ready to help you get moving in the right direction, plus we’ve got a long list of employers looking for new team members just like you. Call us today!