Seeking a new opportunity? How about one that offers flexibility, variety, and awesome growth opportunities? If this sounds great to you, you might be interested in temping for a while. And now’s the perfect time to do it. According to new research from CareerBuilder, temp jobs are expected to increase by 5.9 percent by 2018. That’s because companies are increasingly turning to temping to stay nimble in a rapidly changing market, as well as help close the gap on hard-to-fill positions. But employers aren’t the only ones who’re benefiting from temporary staffing.
Workers see temp jobs as a way to utilize skills, build networks, and discover what they enjoy before committing long-term. Here are a few more reasons to consider temporary positions.
Opportunities abound. As the staffing industry grows, temporary jobs grow across a wider and wider variety of industries, companies, and specialties. So no matter what sort of position you’re interested in, you can probably find a temporary job there.
You’ll make connections. By trying out a company, rather than settling on one right away, you’ll meet a broad range of people who can open doors for you down the road.
You’ll get better at what you do. Temp jobs have the added benefit of allowing you to try many things, challenge yourself, and hone your expertise across a wide range of skills. This is something that doesn’t always happen in a permanent position where you’re doing the same thing each day for potentially years.
You’re more marketable. Working a temp job, rather than doing nothing while you figure out where you want to work long-term, is a much better solution. It removes the possibility of gaps in your work history, and makes you more attractive to employers down the road.
You’re free. When you work a temp job, there’s no commitment required beyond the terms of the contract – leaving your options open.
You’ll get a foot in the door. Maybe you decide you love the company you’re temping for. If they decide they love you too, you may be offered a long-term position you may not have had access to otherwise.
As you can see, temping has tons of appealing advantages, that have more and more people going the temp route. If you’d like to learn more about temporary and short-term, as well as permanent and long-term positions with TRC Staffing Services, Inc., feel free to check out our open job positions all over the country.