Some job seekers understand the benefits of taking up a temporary job. There are hundreds of employers who just want that. Generally it’s a win-win situation for both – the employer and employee who have a stake in this type of arrangement.
- The bold and enterprising choose a temporary job because it gives them a sense of control over their career. You can take a break and return back if you feel like, or you can switch job if that is what you want. Normally, in a temporary job, you commit yourself to a very short period, and with a provision to quit prematurely. It is a win-win situation for the employer too – they don’t have to be saddled with an employee whose service they don’t need. Moreover, it costs very little to retrench a temporary employee.
- As a temporary worker, you get variety. Though many companies in which you might work do the same thing, the advantage to you is you learn new ways to do it. This gives you immense advantages. You get multiples of employers to approach when you want a job. Yet another advantage is you can learn new skills, which you can possibly use it for monetizing.
- You get the opportunity to build a network. By building a network, you will be able to find a new job, should your employer go bust. Yet another advantage is you get more time off – temporary work allows it. You will be able to work like a contractor, though not exactly that.
- You can have your cake and eat it too. Whether you are a temporary worker or permanent, the laws make it mandatory to give you sick leave, weekly off, holiday allowance and insurance. The employer is also under definite obligation to give you the same working condition benefits that permanent employees get. That is yet a big advantage to think about.
With so many benefits to temporary job, who will not want it? There are some businesses that prefer to employ temporary employees exclusively, though you may not be aware of it. The best way to land a temporary job is to talk to a recruitment company; some even specialize in this segment.
Temporary jobs can be found in almost every business – back office support, information technology enabled services, marine activities, travel & tourism, banking, hospitality industry, healthcare services, drugs & pharmaceutical manufacture, retail business, restaurant management, and even in government departments.
Businesses will not normally publicize the requirement for temporary jobs, so you will have to depend on your network to get wind of where opportunities are arising. If you don’t have a network, you are still on a strong turf with an employment agency on your side. The advantages of using employment agencies are many – you can take your pick, get help to negotiate a temporary work contract, and even get insider information about working conditions in your new work place.