Temping to many folks can often be regarded as a less attractive work option than permanent recruitment opportunities; however there are many great factors about being a temporary worker. As the economic downturn of the last few years has completely changed the job market we are seeing companies remaining cautious to committing to recruiting fulltime employees and temporary jobs have started to overtake permanent roles in terms of popularity.
I have noticed that there seem to be more jobs out there now than in recent months, but there are also many more candidates applying for these jobs. So, if you’re finding it challenging to find a permanent job or if indeed you don’t want to tie yourself down to one role for a long period of time, temporary recruitment could be the answer for you.
It’s also good to bear in mind that if you are hunting something more permanent, a large percentage of temporary jobs can lead to permanent positions, particularly if you prove yourself to be invaluable to the company. I would recommend never turning down a good temp role just because you want to wait for a permanent role – you never know where it might lead…stay in the spotlight and shine, you never know who could be watching!
One of the biggest benefits of temporary employment is FLEXIBILITY. You are the person in the driving seat, in total control of your career which makes it much simpler to take breaks whether it is for studies, travelling, or simply to fit a job around your busy lifestyle. Not having a fixed job could be scary at first, which is completely understandable however once you take into account all the benefits of temping it can also be easy to become addicted to the freedom of doing temporary work as and when you want!
As you enter and leave new companies from various recruitment assignments and contracts you will no doubt have made lasting relationships and made impressions to the right people in the right places. Building up your contacts and networking in house will also be able to help you further down the road, temping can be a gateway to success especially if you rub shoulders with the people that count!
Temporary recruitment positions can be diverse, interesting, glamorous and exciting. Always try to keep an open mind as a positive attitude and a strong work ethic can often accelerate you faster into your dream job!