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Top 5 reasons to be a temporary worker

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We all know temporary work can be daunting but if you are looking for something flexible It’s time to start temping.

Temporary work is a great way to develop your skills, work experience, and improve your career chances. Whether you’re thinking about taking on temp work seasonally such as Christmas, or if you’re interested in temping full-time, there are a range of reasons to get involved.

If you are still not won over, then here are Evolution Recruit’s top 5 reasons:

You have control

temporary positions don’t draw you down to a long-term contract, you’ll have more control over your schedule, workplace, and role.

With some temp jobs you can work anywhere from a warehouse, production, waste environment to working on a farm chasing chickens!

So whether you want a career break, gain further experience, just want a change of job or you’d just like the freedom of choosing when you work temping could be the best way to do it.

Gaining valuable experience

Temporary work is a great way to gain real-world experience in a wide range of fields. If your temp jobs aren’t related to the field you want to work in, you’ll still learn a range of transferable skills which many are essential in almost every field.

And, with many temp roles (Evolution Recruit) leading to a permanent position, it could be the foot in the door that you need to start your career.


Getting in contact / getting to know the right people could be exactly what you need to navigate your career in the right direction. Not only could temping leave you with a quantity of solid references, networking within each role could also improve your overall reputation in your industry.

You could even be recommended for permanent roles, or given insider knowledge when new vacancies come up. The more you temp, the more your skills you will evolve across your field. everybody wins!

You are in demand

Temporary workers are always a critical part of almost every industry.

Whether they’re hired to help businesses deliver big projects, undergo company changes, or cover absent workers from the sick.  They’re almost always in demand and are required to fulfil work flexibility.

This will mean that skilled temporary workers who can deliver exactly what an organisation needs are highly hunted after; whether you’re a developer who’s able to help build a website, fitness couch, farm worker or been in the construction trade. Temp work is available in almost every field, so there’s no boundary to what you can do.

Find what suits you

The hardest bit of any job is figuring out what you want to do which isn’t always easy, especially if you’re just starting your career.

Temporary work offers you a “trial” run which gives you the opportunity to gain insights about an industry, see what it’s like to work in it first-hand, and finally decide if it’s the right line of work for you.

And if it isn’t? That’s not a problem. With no long-term contracts, you can simply move to something new as soon as the position has ended. You should never leave or walk off site mid shift otherwise most likely you will gain a bad reputation and not be recommended for work.

You’ll also have the added benefit of adding all the knowledge and experience during each temp job you carry out which will make you more employable in the long run.

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