The Benefits Of Temporary Work
Having temporary work can be a fantastic short-term solution for people in a variety of circumstances. If you’re in the middle of a job search, and it’s taking a little longer than expected, getting some temp work can ease any financial doubts and help you take the time to find that all important role
There are countless of other benefits that come with temp work, check out some of the best reasons to think about taking this route.
Improving your CV
If you do end up taking a temporary role, you can add these skills and experience onto your CV, which could improve your odds of getting a permanent position. The key to temp work is that you can try a completely new role and industry to see if it’s right for you, without the long-term commitment attached to it. You could get experience within a desired company, which will only add to your work history. You could learn a new piece of software, or develop some new transferrable skills, all of which can help in your job search.
Many different temporary jobs are a result in a spike of demand from different companies, and therefore hold the prospect of starting almost immediately. If you’re looking for something to help support your commitments, then temporary work can offer certain relief.
Chance for permanent work
Temporary roles will include the chance for permanent work usually after 12 weeks, and earlier then it shows you are doing a good job and are the right candidate. 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.
By successfully getting your ‘foot in the door’, you can test what it would be like to work in a specific company or industry. If you feel like it’s a good fit, then you can use your situation to your own advantage. Many of the different sectors for temporary work (such as merchandising and distribution), are roughly the most competitive in terms of application numbers. By meeting and working with different people in the industry, you’ll definitely be in a better position when searching for a permanent job.
Some candidates find that shift patterns 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 appropriate skills and gain experience in new industries that may otherwise have been unreachable. You’ll never be looking for long.
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