Take a Temporary Job to Land a Permanent One
According to a recent report from Adecco, a leading staffing firm, temporary jobs have increased for six straight months and the continuing rise in temporary employment provides a good indicator that an improvement to the jobs crisis will come. Temporary hiring happens first, as employers remain cautious in a volatile market. But as temporary and contract jobs increase, more and more of them are becoming permanent.
Taking a temporary position can be a great job search strategy and a “win-win” for both employers and temporary workers. As a contract employee, you are less costly to employers because they do not have to pay the expenses associated with health insurance and other benefits. There is less risk involved with hiring someone as a temporary employee and it allows companies to better manage the ebbs and flows of their business.
But at the same time, being a temporary employee is a great way to build strong relationships and trust with key decision makers at the company. By creating successful outcomes for the employer, you are more likely to be considered for a full-time role should one become available. At the same time, you get to “test drive” the role and determine if the company is a good fit for you.
Are you looking at temporary and contract work as part of your job search strategy? Taking a temporary job may just be your ticket to a full-time position in the future.