If you don’t know much about what it means to work a temporary job, don’t worry. Plenty of people aren’t sure what temping is, or why they might like it. For so many working people, temping isn’t only a great way to find good, steady work. It also has many advantages that can be hard to find in the conventional world of work. Temping gives job seekers a way to set themselves up for future opportunities and gain a competitive advantage in today’s market.
What does Temp-to-Hire mean?
As its name indicates, when you take a temp-to-hire job you’ll be hired on a temporary basis, with the possibility of being hired permanently, generally after a period of three to six months.
During the temporary period, you will be employed by the staffing agency rather than the business where the work is done. The staffing agency pays your wages, helps you resolve workplace issues, and protects you during your temporary gig.
Most businesses that offer temp-to-hire positions sincerely hope their temporary staffer will become a permanent part of their team. Landing a temp-to-hire job is a great opportunity to show your stuff!
Here are five reasons why you should consider accepting that temporary offer:
1. Collect a paycheck
Most of us need to work to make a living. If you haven’t had much luck landing a full-time job on your own, getting hired on a temporary basis will help keep a positive balance in your bank account. Many companies make it fast and easy to get back to work as a temp.
2. Avoid gaps in your work history
It’s hard to explain away long periods of unaccountable time on your application or resume when applying for a new position. Temporary jobs will not only fill in those missing dates, but demonstrate your commitment and motivation to hiring managers.
3. Learn new skills
By working on a temporary basis, you have the chance to gain relevant work experience in your current field, keep your knowledge current, or maybe even expand your skills in a different position. This will make your resume look even better and increase your opportunities to get hired in a crowded job market.
4. Banish boredom
Because temporary jobs can last from a few weeks to several months, you might end up working for several different companies in various roles—which keeps life exciting and your mind sharp. In between, you can even take some time off if you’d like a rest or vacation; but don’t take too long before your next job!
5. Get your foot in the door
Very often, temp roles end up leading to a permanent job offer after the contract period ends. Proving yourself as a hard-working, motivated, efficient employee means that you will be first in line to get hired on full-time, when a position is available.
6. Find out if the job is right for you.
Essentially, the temporary period works like an extended interview. The client business gets to know their potential hire and sees how he or she performs day after day. At the same time, the temporary employee has a chance to evaluate whether the job is right for them. It’s a two-way street!
If the job isn’t a good fit for you, no problem. Your recruiter will help you find another position that might be a better fit.
Ask Connect Staffing About Temp Jobs
Connect Staffing’s clients offer many temporary and temp-to-hire positions in a variety of industries. Let us help you get hired, fast! Start by registering on our website, then call or text us at (714) 622-4494 for an appointment with one of our staff recruiters.