5 Reasons You May Want that Temp Job

People often view temp jobs with a little bit of distaste when it comes to job hunting. The positions tend to get overlooked because they aren’t a permanent solution for people in need of a job. However the temporary position could be just what you need to take your resume from an average level to an awesome one, so the next time you start to skim over that potential job remember these reasons why it could be opening doors for you:
    1. Gives Experience

    Most industries function with the irritating catch-22 of wanting to hire people with experience. But when you’re fresh out of college you probably don’t have any experience, and since no one will hire you without it you have no way of getting any. Temp jobs are a great option for people looking to add some experience to their resumes without signing up for a full-time commitment. They’re a great way to get your feet wet and figure out if it’s the right industry for you.
    2. No down time between jobs

    It’s always a little hard to explain why you have a large gap in employment on your resume to potential employers. By taking a temp job you eliminate that gap and you’ll come across as someone who is motivated and capable – two attractive qualities to any employer.
    3. Usually flexible

    Temp jobs are usually part-time positions with a little more flexible schedule. This means that you can continue to search for a full-time position somewhere and go on interviews while still making an income.
    4. Could lead to a full-time position

    You never know when a full-time position will open up within a company, and that temp job that you’re working could very well lead to a full-time opportunity for you. It also allows you and the employer to sort of test each other out ahead of time and see if you both feel that you’re a good fit for the company.
    5. Networking

    Having a job – even a temporary one – is going to expose you to a whole lot more people than just sitting behind a computer all day browsing internet jobs boards will. Use this as an opportunity to meet as many people as you can and to get your name out there.
Temp jobs can be just the stepping stone you need to catapult yourself into a new career. Don’t discredit them before giving them a shot – it could open just the door you need.

Author Bio:

This is a guest post from Laura Backes, she enjoys writing about all kinds of subjects and also topics related to internet service providers in my area. You can reach her at: laurabackes8@gmail.com.