Why do people still temp?
Looking for a way to gain experience or get your foot in the door with a great company? Have you considered temping?
Many successful secretarial and support professionals choose to do temp work at some point during their careers. But what are the benefits of occupying a temp position?
One of the most valuable benefits is the experience you gain, which is of importance if the temp position is one of your first jobs, or if you are choosing to change industries or career paths.
The opportunity to experiment until you find your ideal career.
Through temping, you will not only gain varying experience within a company, you will also obtain experience across different industries, offices, locations and environments. Most people do not stick with the initial company they work for or initial career path, and temping allows you to try different things until you find what interests you the most.
Temping can give you an insight to different industries and work situations, so you can find the best fit for you before you commit to a long-term career.
Weekly or fortnightly pay
The pay schedule is a key benefit to many temp workers, as its increased frequency it can make it easier to budget. Temporary secretarial and support roles often pay on a weekly or fortnightly basis, so you know you’ll be paid more frequently than most permanent positions.
Another key benefit of temping is the flexibility it allows for. By not being tied into a permanent role, it is easier to leave if there are other opportunities you want to explore.
Temp to perm
If you are not looking for this flexibility, the other common option is temp to perm jobs. This is when a company hires a temporary worker with the desire to make them a permanent staff member after a period of time or a probation period.
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