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The main advantages of temporary and contract opportunities!
While temporary jobs are shorter in duration than permanent roles, accepting a temporary opportunity, if your situation allows for it, can be a smart move for your career-related future. Statistics from the American Staffing Association show that 9 out of 10 say that staffing work makes them more employable.
Let’s cut to the chase – temporary work is not everyone’s cup-of-tea, but there are many advantages to it. Here are some for you to ponder over:
- Filling resume gaps
Temporary/contract roles are a great way to fill in your resume, especially if you are a recent grad or have taken time out of work. This allows you to gain necessary experience in a field or to get back into your field after a career hiatus.
- Career transition and/or transformation
Have you ever wanted to transition into a new field or industry and were not sure how you may go about doing so? Consider accepting a temporary/contract role to get your foot in the door at a company.
- Connecting and Networking
Temporary/contract jobs allow you to connect with others in your industry/field and network for the future. For example, contracting for a company opens doors and allows you to meet all kinds of new people in your field, especially ones who will be beneficial to your future career.
Do you want to work but also strive for a more flexible schedule? Take on temporary/contract roles when it is convenient for you! In this way, if your schedule does not allow for full-time, permanency roles, you can explore temp/contract work to bring in quick income.
- New tools in your career toolbox
Temporary/contract work is a great way to develop and/or enhance your skill set in a particular industry/field. Who doesn’t enjoy expanding their skillset? Will come in quite handy in the future! The ASA says that 70% of temps learn new, beneficial skills.
- Variety of Life
Temporary/contract work enables you to take on a variety of roles simultaneously. You are able to work temporarily as you build that skill set in various areas.
- Money – Money – Money
Temporary/contract work can be quite helpful to someone who is out of work but needs to remain a steady income. Perhaps, you may work a contract or two while searching for that perfect more permanent role.
- Contract to Permanent hiring is a thing
During a contract/temp-to-hire situation, both you and the company have the chance to determine a fit. You are able to test out the company and the company, concurrently, will do the same. A substantial advantage to the ability to learn the company before being a permanent employee.
Overall, it is best not to think of temporary/contract roles in a negative light. There are so many reasons why this type of work is advantageous for many job seekers/professionals. Also, contract work is not just for lower salary roles either, higher paid professionals contract too. In fact, sometimes a temporary/contract role offers higher paid salaries. Lastly, these opportunities are offered on both a part-time and full-time basis, depending on a company’s needs.
Are you convinced yet? Contact Moore Staffing for your next temporary/contract and contract/temp-to-hire role!
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