Temporary Work: What it can do for you—even if you’re a seasoned professional!

Posted October 24, 2013

Temporary work isn’t just for college students and people without college degrees. It’s a career option chosen by thousands of professionals each day. Temping, or working as a contractor, can provide you with a rich variety of experiences that allow you to hone existing skills and develop new ones, it exposes you to a diverse set of individuals, which is great for building your network and helps keep you competitive in today’s ever-changing workplace.

What are some of the other advantages?

  • You can get to work right away. You don’t have to go through a long hiring process that may take months and involve multiple interviews.
  • Contingent workers are in demand. Because of the economy, companies are reluctant to hire full-time employees. They are looking for temporary workers to fill the gap.
  • Because temping eliminates or eases financial concerns, you can afford to be more selective about which full-time opportunities you pursue.
  • You’ll be able to keep your skills up to date. Companies can be reluctant to hire someone who has been out of work for a long for fear the person’s skills have deteriorated.
  • You may get the chance to work at more than one company, which will give you a variety of different training and work experiences.
  • It might lead to full-time employment. Sometimes, companies will hire their temporary workers when a full-time position opens up.
  • Finally, you also have the advantage of working with a recruiting or staffing firm, which can be a valuable resource. They know the businesses in their area and what these companies need, so they can match you with the job you are most qualified for.

The idea that temporary work is low-level work is outdated. As the law and the needs of businesses have changed over the years, the temporary industry has evolved. Today, there are jobs available for professional and technical occupations at all levels.

Some people even choose the temporary lifestyle because they enjoy working on challenging, diverse assignments for which they get paid well, while still maintaining some control over when, where and how much they work.

If you have the right skills, you can usually find as much as work as you want. If you’re ready to explore the opportunities that can await you as a temporary employee, please call Ambassador. If you are looking for local temp agencies, contact us today!