Are you currently a temporary worker? With a potential recession looming overhead, now is the time to ensure you’re prepared. Here are a few ways to get ready.
Update Your Materials
If you’ve been regularly moving from one temp assignment to the next, it may have been a while since you did any job hunting. But if your assignments start to dry up, you may need to begin actively searching for your next role. Take the time to update not only your resume, but also your cover letter, LinkedIn profile, and online portfolio.
Check Your Emergency Fund
Ideally, you should have three to six months of expenses stashed in an emergency fund. Realistically, though, nearly half of Americans say that they couldn’t cover an unexpected $400 expense. Take an honest look at your finances. If you don’t have money squirreled away, see what you can do to earn a little more and spend a little less. If the potential recession doesn’t hit, you’ll make a great start on building savings for the long run. But if it does, every penny counts.
Diversify and Reach Out
If you have been working temporary gigs, you’ve probably noticed that you have a lot of skills that easily transfer from one assignment to the next. Can you stretch even further outside your comfort zone? The more experience you gain in a wide variety of positions and industries, the more employable you will be during a possible recession. If you work in logistics, distribution centers, or warehouses, consider getting your forklift certification. Forklift operators and material handlers are always in demand and are high paying jobs.
You know that old saying, “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket”? In a recession, there are no guarantees that a single staffing agency will have enough available work to keep you busy. Consider reaching out to a new agency. This will increase your job opportunities, while also providing a fresh set of eyes to make sure your resume and other materials are the best they can possibly be.
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If you’re ready for your next role, start searching for a new job with SURESTAFF today! We can help you find a light industrial position in Illinois, Indiana, or Wisconsin.