Traditional job hunt wisdom says you should seek out a full-time, permanent role. However, you have more options available to you than looking for a permanent position.
Temporary or contract jobs continue to grow in popularity among both employers and workers. Temp jobs and temp-to-perm jobs offer more flexibility for everyone involved.
Should you consider temp work? Here are some of the reasons workers prefer a contract.
1. You Prioritize Company Culture
More workers find that company’s culture is the most important aspect of their day-to-day life. But it’s hard to get a true sense of a company’s culture from their website, through their interview process, or even after a week on the job.
If you want to work somewhere with a specific culture, you may benefit from temp-to-hire work. It will give you a better idea of what it’s like to work in the office after the sheen of being a new hire wears off, which will indicate whether you hang on after the contract or decide to move on.
2. You Want to Practice New Skills
If you are in a career transition or hoping to make a lateral move within your industry, you may benefit from a temp job.
Even after training, it can be hard to walk into a position without a few years of experience with your new skillset.
When a job is temporary, many employers are willing to take a chance on promising candidates without direct experience in the role.
3. You Want to Get Hired Quickly
Companies hiring for a permanent job take their time during the hiring process. They don’t want to have to re-fill the role in a few weeks or months.
Because temp work comes with an expiration date, there’s less focus on finding exactly the right fi. You may find that you go through a speedier hiring process, particularly as temp jobs are used to fill roles that companies need to fill now.
4. You Want to Try Out a New Industry
Ultimately, temp jobs are a great way to gain experience quickly. And temp jobs make it possible to experiment while gaining that experience. You can transition between companies or even industries with less effort than it takes to change roles in permanent positions.
With the right team behind you, you can find the best fit before settling into a permanent role.
Try Out Flexible Employment with Temp Work
Permanent employment isn’t the only option on the table anymore. And for some workers, temp work or temp-to-permanent contracts can be a better fit because they offer more flexibility and room to experiment.
Are you looking to make a career transition? RightStone can help you take your career to the next level. Get in touch to learn more about the RightStone 360 process.