While many people might see temp work as interim work or something to fill in between permanent jobs, for some people temp work can be a great long-term career choice. Here are some of the perks of temp work for the long haul.
Working temp assignments can offer you the flexibility that some long-term career positions can’t. Temp work allows for employees to focus on interests and commitments outside of the office. Sometimes working in permanent positions can sometimes make people feel pressured to work long hours or on problematic projects. Contract work offers built-in boundaries that can help you pursue hobbies, personal passions, or family commitments.
Meet More People
Temp work can be an extroverts’ dream – or just a great opportunity to network and meet new people, personally and professionally. Having a temp-work career brings you into contact with all kinds of personalities and work styles. This can help you grow your communication skills, build your collaborative ability, and create important and influential relationships.
Learn New Skills
Working temporary job assignments can expose you to several industries and opportunities that people in permanent positions might miss out on. Temporary work will usually last anywhere from days to months. In that time, most people have the chance to take their skill set and add to it through exposure to technologies, policies, and programs at different businesses. This can help you grow personally and make you a better job candidate for new and interesting assignments.
Less Stress, More Stability
For some people, working as a temp employee is the opposite of stability. But committing to regular temporary work means there is potentially less at stake for a career when it isn’t attached to the future of one company. Temporary employees feel secure in knowing that they can be matched with more projects and keep working if their current company is downsizing or restructuring.
Working with a staffing agency can help take your existing talents and match them up with temp projects or contract work that can grow your network and your skill set. Our contract job recruiters can help you find the assignments that are the best fit for you. To start a more permanent commitment to temporary work and find a better balance and more flexibility, give us a call today.