Temporary Work Advantages
Although it may seem like the majority of professionals are seeking direct-hire roles, some prefer contract or temporary positions. These roles are often more flexible and better suited to meet their specific needs. If you have never considered a temporary or contract role, please keep the following benefits in mind:
- You can perform critical and challenging work. Assignments are matched to your skill level, so the work can be varied and interesting.
- The pay is competitive. Companies pay well for your expertise in a specific area.
- Opportunities are often immediate. Assignments are frequently created because of an unexpected deadline or project the full-time staff simply cannot handle. If you want to start working right away, a temporary or contract job can be ideal.
- It’s a great way to re-enter the job market. Temping allows you to ease back into the job market and gain new experience.
- You get to know the company and its culture. Think of it as a “trial run”, where you and the employer get to work together before making a long-term commitment.
- Many temporaries are hired after their initial assignment. It’s a fact. Temporary and contract assignments are a great foot in the door for a potential direct-hire role at a top employer.
- You frequently have greater flexibility. Temporary assignments tend to be more accomodating when it comes to work schedules, telecommuting and other factors.
- Expand your knowledge. Temping can be great on the job training, especially in an area that’s new to you, such as new technologies or industries. This increases your marketability to other companies.