There are a few misconceptions floating around about temporary jobs.
Some people assume all temporary jobs result in lower pay and unsatisfying work. Others think that temporary positions never lead to full-time employment.
But these misconceptions are just that: misinformation. There are a number of great benefits of taking on a temporary position. And many of these temporary jobs do in fact lead to permanent positions down the road.
For example, a temporary job is a great way to get your foot in the door at a company. To meet new people and make important career connections. It’s also an excellent opportunity to add new skills and experiences to your resume, which will help you in the long run.
Let’s consider a few more reasons why a temporary job is a great opportunity for anyone looking for employment.
An ocean of opportunities.
Since many employers are routinely looking for temporary staff to fill-in during their busy periods, the temporary job market is often easier to break into than the permanent job market. If you’re currently on the hunt for a new position, opening up your job search to include temp jobs as well as full-time positions can greatly increase your chances of landing a job. Which of course means less time spent unemployed and without a pay cheque.
Lots of networking potential.
When you accept a temporary position with a new employer, you’re now a part of their network of staff. This means as long as you do well in their workplace, they’ll likely keep you in mind for future opportunities. Or possibly even pass your name along if they hear of an opportunity elsewhere. Taking on a temp position gets your foot in the door and helps you make important contacts that can help move your career forward.
A chance to test the waters.
Temping is a unique chance to try out a new position with a new company without making a long-term commitment. Plus, if it turns out that you’re a great fit for your new job, you’ll be pleased to know that many employers hire straight from their temporary staff pool when the time comes to bring on a full-time employee.
Interested in learning more about temporary jobs? A staffing agency can help. Reach out to HCR today. We are a leading GTA and Southwestern Ontario staffing agency with offices in Toronto, Newmarket, Milton, and St. Thomas.