Looking for a new job can be exhausting. It can require a great deal of time and it can be draining. When you’ve been looking for months, it can feel like there aren’t any jobs out there and you’re not good enough to get any of the ones that are.
Instead of putting all that pressure on yourself, reach out to a staffing company to give your job search a big boost! These companies work on behalf of an employer to locate workers for open positions as soon as possible. The staffing firm is responsible for posting jobs, screening applicants and ultimately hiring talented professionals. If you’re a job seeker, this means a staffing firm may be looking for someone like you!
Consider the following benefits of contacting a staffing firm before your next job search:
Get work right away
A staffing firm can help you find an income source while you carry on the hunt for your ideal job. That can be a massive financial lifeline if you’ve been out of work for some time.
Getting a temporary gig has other benefits besides income. It allows you to close a gap in your work history, which could be a potential red flag for employers. Also, a temporary work assignment is also an opportunity to network, even if the job isn’t with a company in your desired field. For instance, if you’re looking to become an executive administrative assistant, a temporary job doing office work can connect you to people who can give you career advice and even connect you to job opportunities.
For some businesses, hiring workers who are temporary at first is a way of screening them for permanent employment. Furthermore, some businesses work with staffing agencies fill permanent jobs from the jump.
That being said, don’t expect a temporary job to conveniently become a full-time job. If you like a company where you are temping, tell management early on increases your odds of getting hired full-time.
Grow your skill set
Temporary jobs can be a chance to acquire resume-boosting abilities. The abilities you learn after a few months can help you get into your desired full-time job. Whether it’s figuring out how to use new software or sharpening your skills, working at a temp job can be quite useful moving forward.
Explore different work environments and cultures
It’s hard to know what kinds of working environments are out there until you start checking them out for yourself. All the tours in the world can’t prepare you for working day-in, day-out at the same job, and if you stay at the same job for years, you won’t know what else is out there.
Temporary jobs give you the chance to see how a bunch of different companies and workplaces operate.
At Career Concepts, we help job seekers find the temporary and full-time opportunities they are seeking. Please contact us today to find out how we can help you!