Ever thought about accepting a temporary position? These positions offer a unique experience. They give you the opportunity to test run a job, company, or industry. The benefits of a temporary job are often overlooked, especially when you’re in between jobs, considering a career change, or just not sure of your next career move.

Temporary Work

Whether you’re an employee or an employer, check out these four reasons why temporary work is a beneficial career move.

  1. Improve Your Resume 

Learning or fine tuning a new skill is extremely beneficial, no matter where you are in your career. What better way to learn or improve than getting hands on experience? Through temporary work, you can learn a new skill, industry or position that will help you on your career path.

  1. Fill Holes in Your Resume 

The job market is tough! Finding a new position doesn’t always work out, so why not start a temp position? When applying for a new job, large gaps in employment can be a red flag to employers – even if you are actively seeking employment throughout that time. By working in a temporary position, you have something to fill those gaps as you gain experience and learn new skills.

  1. Career Path Change 

After years of working in one industry, it may be time for a career change. But how do you get started in a new industry? How do you know if a different industry is even a good fit for you? Temporary work is a great option for those who find themselves in this situation. It allows you to try out a job or industry before fully committing to a permanent position.

  1. Potential Temp-to-Hire 

Companies often use temporary work to test out potential long-term employees. Companies want the right person to fill their open positions and through temporary work, they may discover that perfect person is you! Many times, employers will offer a full-time position to a temporary employee who is excelling at the job.

Temporary work has so many benefits. It’s a great option for job seekers looking for a new career path, gain experience or trying to fill in resume gaps. If you’re interested in a temporary position, reach out to your local PeopleShare branch and we will help assist you in your job search and find the perfect fit for you!