Wondering whether you should take a temp assignment, even if you’re looking for a permanent position? Or thinking about earning money in some months as a temp and not looking for a permanent position? Temp assignments can be great for a number of reasons.

1. Experience

Temporary jobs give you experience. You may be assigned to a position or company in which you’ll develop new skills or hone old ones. The net result is that you will develop experience and skills you can use in the future.

If you are currently looking for a job, a temp job keeps your resume and references current. Employers often question a period of unemployment on a resume. That employment gap can even keep them from considering you! A temp job eliminates that issue.

2. Flexibility

Temporary assignments are flexible. Some are seasonal. If companies have busy seasons in the summer, for example, or around major holidays, they may hire temp employees to help with the overflow.

As a result, temp assignments can be ideal for people who don’t want to work full time, all year round. Students and retirees, for instance, are two groups who may only want to work seasonally.

3. Potential for Permanent Employment

Temp jobs sometimes lead to permanent employment with the company. A temp job gives the company and its supervisors the ability to see how temps perform without making a firm commitment. They also get a sense of your work ethic and personality. If all that seems like a fit, and there are openings for permanent positions, the businesses can see it in their interest to hire you.

This isn’t only a benefit for the company, by the way. You get to see what the company and its employees are like before considering a permanent position. It’s a “try before you buy” method.

4. Earnings Potential

Whether you want a permanent position or not, temp jobs are a chance to earn with a flexible assignment. And, if you are in the midst of a job search, the earnings potential of a temp job can work in your favor in several ways. First, of course, it can make you financially more stable during the job search.

Second, earning while a temp gives you more negotiating power when you interview for other jobs. You don’t have to feel that you must take any position and any salary and benefits offered because you need a paycheck. With a temp job, you already have pay coming in.

Looking for a New Job?

Staying productive and happy in the workplace is about finding a position that meets your unique skills and ambitions. At Expert Staffing, we specialize in matching talented professionals with jobs that allow them to thrive while they expand their skills and comfort zone. We have temporary jobs and permanent positions. To learn more, contact us today.