As the country begins to reopen, you may be more eager than ever to find a new job. Whether you’ve been unemployed or underemployed, or you’re simply ready for a change, now is a great time to start putting in applications. But there are a lot of people also hoping for a new job. To get a jump on the competition, taking a temporary position may be your best bet. Here are three reasons to consider temp work this summer.
After more than a year in lockdown, who doesn’t want a summer vacation? But if you start a new full-time job now, you may not be eligible for vacation for up to a year. Temp work lets you set your schedule to give yourself a well-deserved break.
Temporary jobs often open doors to later full-time positions. While many companies are hiring now, some are holding back to see how things go with their reopening. Getting your foot in the door this summer could strategically position you to transition to full-time work in the fall. And…. it’s easier than you think. Many large companies, especially those with onsite or Vendor on Premise programs, hire hundreds of employees during the summer and during their peak season.
Red Hot Market
Right now, the job market is red hot. But the application and hiring process can take time. Starting a temp job now lets you take advantage of the superheated job market, potentially gaining better terms than you could get when things start to cool. If you end up transitioning to a full-time job at the company where you temped, you’ll be in a strong position to negotiate keeping many of the same perks.
It’s been a long, tough year, and if you’re looking for a new job, you are not alone. Rather than jumping into the fray and feeling obligated to take the first position you see, why not take a step back? Temp work lets you get started immediately, while planning for a much-needed summer vacation and positioning yourself for a full-time job this fall. It also lets you enjoy the benefits of a hot hiring market now, without worrying that you will miss the boat.
Want to learn more? Download our Job Seekers Guide to Temp Agencies here.
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