Posted on: 25 Jun 2019, admin
A lot of people are reluctant to take on a temporary role, but we think there are lots of advantages to this type of work. As we see a huge increase in new jobs, companies are wary to take on permanent roles so offering temporary contracts is a great solution! If you’re someone who hasn’t considered temping as an option, it is worth keeping in mind! Here are five advantages of temporary work:
- It can lead to a permanent job
Very often, opportunities are recruited for on a temporary to permanent basis. This means that providing you impress your employer; you stand a very good chance of making the role permanent. Even if you were to take a permanent role, you would most likely have a 3-month probationary period (at least!) so whichever type of role you take you will be expected to prove yourself for the company to employ you on a long-term basis.
- It can open up new doors
Even if the role you’re in is just a short-term assignment with no possibility of becoming permanent, having your foot in the door can open up other opportunities within the company. If you have impressed an employer (whilst temping), who are they going to think of if and when a permanent role arises?
- It is an opportunity to prove yourself
It’s competitive out there and the more evidence of your greatness, the better! We have often placed candidates in permanent roles with a company that started as temporary with us for another company – we are proud that 6/10 of our temporary staff are taken on permanently by their employer. When you temp for us and our client gives us great feedback about you, it puts you at the forefront of our mind to recommend you to our colleagues and clients for suitable permanent opportunities.
In a temporary role, you are in control of your career and jobs. If you complete your three-month temporary contract and now want to move elsewhere, you can! It would be a very different situation in a permanent role, where you would have to give notice.
- It is a great way to build your experience
If you’re in the early stages of your career, it can be challenging to get your foot in the door and build your commercial experience. Also, you may not be sure of what kind of company culture is going to be right for you – will you be more suited to a large corporate company or a smaller employer? Temping is a great way to find out what you do want – and what you don’t!
We’d love to help you with your job search, whether you’re looking for temporary or permanent roles. Ascendant Recruitment can find the right fit for you! Check out our latest vacancies to find out more!