As the leading staffing agency in Houston, TX, Clayton Services understands that some people are skeptical about taking a temporary job. However, working a temporary job has many benefits that most people don't consciously think about. Below are some of the most overlooked benefits of working a temporary job:
Most temporary positions (short and long term) come with a projected end date. This allows you to work only when you want to work. Since the length of the assignment is often predetermined, you can schedule your life events accordingly.
#2 Opportunity to Make an Impression
In this day and age, searching for a job can be an agonizing task. A majority of all employment applications are now found on the internet. Therefore, it's difficult to make a great impression on an employer through only a resume. Working a temporary job provides you the opportunity to show off your skills and work ethic in-person to a potential employer. Consequently, a good number of our temporary positions have turned into full-time employment opportunities.
#3 Test the Waters
A temporary job can serve as a platform, for someone who has little experience or that has been out of the workforce for a while, to get back into the swing of things. Temporary jobs can also give you the opportunity to experience working in a variety of industries, which can be very valuable for someone who is currently unsure about their career path.
#4 'Work' is Better Than 'No Work'
Instead of going long periods of time without working, you can work a temporary job to fill in employment gaps on your resume. However, working a temporary job can affect more than just your resume. Going long periods of time without working can make anyone start to feel hopeless, worthless and defeated. Prevent those negative psychological feelings from creeping into your mind by working a temporary job to stay in a daily routine and remain motivated.
#5 Network, Network, Network
You hear and read about it all of the time, networking (whether we like it or not) is a big part of career success. Working a temporary job is an opportunity for you to expand your network and meet people you wouldn't normally meet on a daily basis. You never know when a relationship that you've developed working a temporary job will come in handy in the future. The more people you have in your network, the more beneficial your network can be for your career.
A temporary job can have much more than just a 'temporary' impact on your career. These often overlooked benefits can last well beyond your assignments 'projected end date'.
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