More and more companies are using contingent workers and, according to the 2014 Global Analysis of the Contingent Workforce Index (CWI), estimates expect the growth to continue, predicting as many as 64.9 million in the contingent workforce in the United States by 2020. While there is a down side to everything, there are multiple benefits of joining the “temp” ranks.
Provides an opportunity to re-evaluate your career goals and objectives. If you are stuck in a rut or already made the decision to switch careers, taking temp assignments provides opportunities to try new ways to use your skills and experience or open the door to something totally different.
Offers variety. According to an old saying, variety is the spice of life. Many temp workers enjoy the constant variety of experiences and workplaces, preferring it to a long-term objective in one specific area.
Allows extra flexibility and time to continue building your resume while you:
• Pursue classes
• Develop new skills
• Experience different environments
• Discover new areas of interest
• Gain an understanding of the type of work culture you desire, as well as what you want to avoid
Expands your network. Work as a temp for an extended period and you will most likely serve in various businesses, opening the door to new friends and business contacts. In the end, one of these new contacts may be the key that opens the door into a whole new realm in your career.
Opens the door. For the presently unemployed, taking a temp job will get you into the workplace and earn you an income, while still allowing time to pursue fulltime employment, including time for the necessary interviews.
Creates a stepping stone. Temp jobs often lead the way to a full time position doing what you love. If you are ultimately looking for permanent fulltime, seek a staffing firm who offers temp-perm. Of course, you must do your part by:
• Arriving promptly for your temp position
• Dressing appropriately
• Following company policies and procedures
• Going beyond expectations
• Maintaining a friendly relationship with coworkers and superiors
• Communicating your desire for a long-term position
Provides transition for retirees. As baby boomers retire, many of them want to keep working and using their specific skills, but with less time, responsibility, and pressure. Short-term temp jobs provide that outlet.
Whether you’re out of work, fresh out of college, looking for a change, or retiring, being a temp may be the perfect solution. Contact Springborn Staffing. We supply contingent workers to variety of businesses in Bangor and Portland, Maine.