Overlooked and undervalued, temporary work has been a key part of most people’s lives at some point. From having a summer job at school, to hiring an office temp to cover sick leave, it’s often shunned and ignored.

Yet, unbeknownst to all those who have dismissed it, temporary work, can become the heroine of any employment story. Here are some reasons why a temporary job could be the perfect solution for you.

A route into a different industry

Whether you are a fresh graduate or an expert in your field, a temporary job could be just what you need to inspire your next career move. Temporary work gives you the opportunity to explore and experience roles, industries and cultures that you may have not contemplated before. Consider it ‘trial and error’ or ‘industry researching’, but regardless of what you call it never be afraid to try something new!

Easing yourself back into work after a career break

Getting back into work after a career break can be daunting. You may find that in a fast-moving job market you need to refresh your skills, and with tech trends changing so quickly it can be difficult to keep up. Temping is a great way to not only rebuild your confidence, but to also get yourself bang up to date with the market.

You may also have changed! Give yourself the chance to decide what you now need from your next role to accommodate your shifted priorities.

You never know where it might lead

Even if you have your heart set on a permanent role, it is not uncommon for temporary jobs to land you something a little longer lasting. Once you have shown what a great candidate you are – they would be crazy to let you go! Temporary work can be a great ‘foot in the door’ opportunity to showcase your skills.

By working as a temp, you will be meeting new people on a regular basis. You will be constantly building new professional relationships and gaining great friends!

Bridging the gap…

You may have been offered a permanent role but we find candidate onboarding can take a while. Temping can be a great way to bridge the gap before your next permanent pay packet whilst gaining experience and income quickly, and filling a gap on your CV with a temporary role could be just the thing!

To learn more about the benefits of temping, get in touch directly on 0207 588 8999!

Aldrich & Company