Warren Myers – Your Recruitment Consultant
Today 26th January - Australia Day is really for me the start of the year because January is busy getting up to speed, catching up, setting up , getting children ready to start school and a lot more of organizing - organizing.
Would you agree!
And the best way to get the year going is a day with family and friends and the Australia Day Fireworks - yahoo!
Because after tonight its all busy with work and life which is all good.
Have a FANTASTIC day, week, month and year in Sweet 2016
Your Recruitment Consultant
It’s a tough job market out there right now, but you don’t need me to tell you that it faces people looking for a job every day.
Here are five reasons to try temping for yourself -
1. Gain Exposure
Temping gives you the opportunity to see what different company cultures are like and what you prefer as an employee. Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment? Do you enjoy sitting at a desk? Do you like working with the public? Now is the time to discover what you’re good at and what you really want out of a job.
You can also learn about career fields you might not otherwise be exposed to. For example, I once temped at the office of a medical society and learned about a unique medical specialty I had never previously heard of. This type of exposure could make all the difference when choosing your future career.
2. Make Contacts
As a temp worker, you’ll be represented by an agency with more contacts than you could ever develop on your own. Furthermore, the agency has the inside track on who’s hiring and what they’re really looking for. When you work with an agency, you come with a seal of approval and are well ahead of the applicant off the street.
3. Transition Into Permanent Employment
Once you’re on the job as a temp, the employer gets a chance to see you shine. Don’t be surprised if what started out as a week’s assignment turns into a permanent job offer. When that time comes, you’ll know if this is a company that you want to stay with long-term. You don’t have to accept the offer but if you do, be sure to let the temp agency know.
4. Enjoy Flexibility
Most temp jobs are 40 hours a week while they last, and when your assignment is over, you can take some time off if you’d like. Just be sure to maintain enough of a presence in the job pool to keep the temp agency interested in working with you. If you keep disappearing from sight, they might decide that you’re just too flaky.
5. Gain Skills and Experience
I’ve met several people over the past few years who have been laid off from their jobs and are now trying to move onto a more lucrative career. Taking courses at your local tafe or adult education school will teach you new skills, but nothing teaches you as well as personal experience.
There’s a downside to everything, and that includes temping:
- You may feel isolated
- You may be treated like a second-class citizen on the job
- There is a lack of certainty about income
- Hours worked hours paid and no holiday or sick pay
The Final Word
Temping isn’t for everybody but it could help you gain visibility in a crowded and uncertain job market. Plus, it will keep you from having unsightly gaps in your resume. And if you’re re-entering the workforce or just entering the job market, a temporary job could be one of the few ways to get your foot in the door to a permanent position.