Many view a temporary position in a negative light and don’t bother applying to these types of roles. This may actually hinder you. Temp jobs can give you more confidence, experience and lead to long-term positions.
At one point or another, most have experienced what it is like to be unemployed, and the struggles you face seeking employment. Whether it is getting rejected from a position or not receiving any follow-up after submitting an application, it can become very frustrating and take a toll on you. If you are offered a temp role, this can at the very least boost your morale, and let you know you are capable of getting back in the working scene.
Not only that, accepting a temporary position can help get you back on your feet. A long job search can lead to a long time without income. Rather than collect unemployment and spending day in and day out trying to find that perfect job, why not give yourself the chance to earn some income? Even if it is just for the time being.
Taking on a temp position can ultimately lead you to a permanent placement. A short-term job will improve the look of your resume by filling in that awkward gap. A prospective employer is always going to be curious about gaps in your resume. This will help you avoid that conversation altogether and make you more attractive as a candidate. It also gives you the chance to gain experience and continue using your skill sets. The temp may even be a different position than you have had in the past, so you are not only using your skills but gaining new ones which you can bring to your next career. And while the role may start out as temporary, there is always a chance for it to turn into a permanent opportunity. Many times, the employer will not want to seek out someone new when they already have someone who knows and is good at, the job.
Taking a temporary job can be exciting. It gives you the opportunity to explore different fields or roles that you may not normally do if it were a permanent position.
To take a look at the temporary jobs we have available, visit our job board at https://espocorp.com/jobs