A temp job is often seen as a thankless job with an end that is always in sight. Some people think that being on a temporary job means you don’t have specific skills that could impress other companies so you’re stuck in a temporary job. The pay is also lower so naturally people are expecting more so that they will have the financial stability they wanted.
But if you take a look at it carefully, a temporary job is your ladder to success. It is a temporary job and some tasks maybe too simple to be carried out by anyone but each company has their own identity and practices that is almost impossible to miss. If you’re a learning individual, being a temp will give you the skills that you want when you want to go for a stable career.
Another good thing about being a temp is the compensation. Sure it’s not as good when you compare the compensation to a regular job but it’s enough to get you going. A temp job is even better for students since this will give them the opportunity to learn while being at school. Those who are tired of job hunting could also take on a temp job. This could is a viable option since it might present a better opportunity. What’s even better is, aside from exploring other options to look for a better opportunity, you are earning really good.
Temporary job will also help you buffer up your resume. When you apply for your dream job, employers would often want employees who already have experience on the job. Being a temp on a company related to the industry you are planning to work with will give you a great advantage.
Aside from experience, it is also a good thing to have a temp job while you’re actually looking for a regular job since you don’t have that space wherein there was a very long time that you actually didn’t have a job. Employers will always have second thoughts for applicants who actually have a one year hiatus before they actually looked for a job. Even a part time temp job will work at your advantage since you are always active in work and will always have the comfort of being in a workplace.
Being a temp will also open up the possibility of actually getting hired there. Remember, you are there and the management is always watching. They just want to make sure they get their money’s worth that they give to the temp agency. Although this sounds a little bit discomforting, take it as a challenge.
There companies who opted to retain the temps even after their contract expire with the company. If you find yourself working for a company as a temp and you like it there, take it as a job screening process with pay. If they are impressed with you, they will hire you and if they’re not interested, you can always have the experience as a good reference in the future.