As new jobs continue to emerge, temporary work has been a staple in the recruiting department. Companies remain cautious about fast growth after the pandemic. Temporary working has even started to overtake permanent roles for desirability.
Do not worry if you do not want or struggle to find a permanent role. There are many valid reasons you may not wish to do this. There are many benefits to temporary work, such as:
1. Flexibility is king
Temporary workings' most significant benefit is by far the flexibility it offers. You are more in control of your career, and it is much easier to take breaks in between contracts and choose shifts or roles that fit your life. It may be scary not to have a fixed, permanent position to judge everything by. Still, once you get used to the flexibility, many more exciting opportunities become available.
2. Diversify your skills
By quickly exposing yourself to many different company processes, you can learn many more skills and diversify your experience. By spending the time to learn all these different ways of working, you expand your cv and become more employable, enriched and more valuable to future employers. You may know a better way to do something than their current way of working. If you can leave a lasting impression on an employer, they could ask you back again or extend your contract.
3. Experience pays forward
Your CV will be more impressive if you manage to work for several reputable companies. That experience will set you apart from other candidates. It is essential to leave a good impression wherever you work and leave a lasting impact that benefits that company thanks to your experience. It will always be remembered and paid back.
4. Get a foot in the door.
It's not what you know but whom you know. Albeit not entirely true, growing your connections and knowing many people in different working environments helps you get a foot in the door. For example, finding out when the following temporary worker contracts are being rolled out in recruitment can give you a leg up. Having an inside man may even end up with a better deal than the public offering.
5. All work and no play
Recent reports have shown that more people suffer from work-related stress in permanent positions now than ever. On the other hand, temporary working allows much more freedom and flexibility to manage day-to-day life and the growing strains of work-life balance.
6. You're entitled to the same things
Being a temporary worker does not make you less eligible for permanent workers' working standards and rights. You are still protected and entitled to benefits such as sick pay, holiday allowances and regular pay. The only different thing is that your employment has a set end contract date.
7. Working abroad
By being happy to work temporary contracts, you open yourself up to jobs worldwide. You can experience new and different cultures and have a more exciting and culturally rich life.
You can always change your mind. For example, suppose you decide you no longer want to work temporary contracts. In that case, you can look for a permanent role or even investigate whether companies are likely to take you on permanently after a temporary contract has been completed.
If you consider a temporary job, we have many opportunities. However, we also offer some permanent roles. In addition, many of our employers continue to take hard workers into permanent contracts after completing an initially temporary contract. Contact us if you have any further questions or need help to get started.