Many jobseekers completely dismiss the idea of accepting a temporary job. However, jobseekers need to start looking at temporary work opportunities as just that: an opportunity. Even if you have your heart set on long-term employment, temporary work can be an effective way to get you there. Take a look at these four reasons why you should consider a temporary job:
- Temporary work can turn into long-term – Just because a job is temporary doesn’t mean that it has to stay temporary. In fact, think about a temporary job as an easy “in” to a company. Do good work and you may find that the company doesn’t ever want you to leave! Though this isn’t always the case, the chance that a temporary position could lead to a long-term position is worth noting.
- Psychological & financial perks – Being unemployed is stressful—especially as you watch the dollars in your bank account disappear. Not only is a temporary job a great excuse to get you up and out of bed every morning, it will also help reduce your financial stress and break that cycle of hopelessness you may be feeling.
- Add new skills and experience – View a temporary job as a good way to build relevant skills and knowledge while searching for something permanent. Whether that’s building on a foundation of skills or heading down a new career path that interests you. Partner with a trusted employment company like ALTRES Staffing. A good staffing company will listen to what you want and work to place you in a position that aligns with your goals.
- Gain new connections – A temporary job will help you build your professional network. During your temporary assignment, you’ll come into contact with various coworkers and peers. Do your best to thoughtfully nurture these relationships—if nothing else, this will ensure that you receive a good recommendation. Best case scenario, one of these connections will help you land the full-time job you’ve been dreaming about.
To find out more about temporary job opportunities available through ALTRES Staffing, visit our job board. Plus, did you know that ALTRES Staffing has temp-to-hire and direct-hire positions available, too? Learn more about how we can assist with your job search here.