Temporary work can be a great short-term solution for people in a variety of situations. If you’re currently in the midst of a job search, and it’s taking a little longer than expected, getting some temp work can ease any financial fears and help you take the time to find the right role.
There are a host of other benefits that come with temping, have a read below of some of the best reasons to think about taking a temp role.
Improving your CV
By taking a temporary role, you can add skills and experience onto your CV, improving your odds of getting a permanent position. You can try a completely new role and industry to see if it’s right for you, without the long term commitment. You could get experience within a coveted company, which will only add to your work history. You may also be exposed to a new piece of software, or develop some new transferrable skills, all of which can help your search.
Many temporary positions are as a result of spikes in demand, and therefore hold the prospect of starting almost immediately. If you are looking for something to help support your commitments, then temporary work can offer guaranteed relief, with little time in limbo waiting to start.
Opportunity for Permanent Work
Lots of temporary roles include the opportunity for permanent work after a couple of week for the right candidates. So by taking a role in an industry that you are interested in, you can quickly progress to a permanent role in a relevant position, when you might otherwise have been waiting.
By successfully getting a ‘foot in the door’, you can trial what it would be like to work in a particular company or industry. If you feel it is a good fit, then you can use your position to your advantage. Many of the common sectors for temporary work(such as retail and distribution), are some of the most competitive in terms of application numbers. By meeting and working with people in the industry, you’ll certainly be in a better position when looking for permanent work.
Some people find that the shift patterns common in temporary work allow them greater flexibility. By having flexibility and control, you can fit work around childcare commitments, or breaks from University etc.
By taking temporary employment, you can learn relevant skills and gain experience in new industries that may otherwise have been inaccessible. With the added bonus of starting immediately, you’ll never be looking for long.