Have you ever considered a temporary job? Sometimes, temp work gets a bad rap – people make the mistake of thinking that because it’s not a full-time job, it’s somehow not as worthy or less stable. And some people think temporary work is only available in certain industries like manufacturing or call centers when this isn’t the case at all.  

Here are eight great benefits of temporary work to consider: 

#1: Flexibility

Flexibility is one of the top things job seekers are looking for, especially since the pandemic changed the way we think about work and how it fits into our lives. And temporary work is a great way to add flexibility to your schedule. Since these positions are usually hourly, it’s an easy way to avoid the 9-to-5 grind if that’s not what you’re looking for.  

#2: Filling resume gaps

No hiring manager likes to see large gaps on your resume. Fill them with temporary work – it gives you something to list on your resume while you continue building your experience between full-time jobs. 

#3: Better pay

While the pay varies between temporary position to temporary position, these roles often command higher wages than you would expect. Since employers know the job is temporary, they’re willing to attract candidates with higher pay, especially since they don’t have to pay benefits and other costs associated with full-time employees. 

#4: Staying current with skills

If you’re out of the workforce for a time, your skills and experience can start to become outdated. You can avoid that by taking temporary gigs. It’s a great way to stay current in your field and not lose critical ground. 

#5: Networking

Expand your professional network by working temporary jobs. You’ll meet hiring managers, supervisors, and peers who you can add to your network, and you just never know when those connections might pay off down the road.  

#6: Fast hiring process

Employers looking for temporary help usually need to fill those roles urgently. That means you’ll be expedited through the hiring process. Rather than taking weeks or months to be onboarded with a company, you can expect to start working within a few days in most cases.  

#7: Explore different jobs

Temporary work gives you the opportunity to explore different jobs within your field or other industries entirely if you’re interested. It’s a good way to get your foot in the door of other areas and expand your knowledge.  

#8: Possibility of permanent hire

Remember: If you do great work and fit in well with the team, an employer might decide you’re too valuable to lose at the end of your temporary work period. There’s always the possibility you’ll be brought on full-time if you play your cards right. 

Find Your Next Temporary Job With Us 

Interested in the flexibility and benefits of temporary work? Partner with HCR Personnel Solutions for your job search. Our recruiters can put you in touch with top employers around the Greater Toronto Area and Southwestern Ontario looking for great temporary help. Contact us today to get started. 

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