How to Make the Most of a Temporary Job. Travail Employment Newark advises
3rd September 2012
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Remember when "temps" were administrative professionals and retail workers at the holidays? It's time to adjust your thinking; the "temporary" job has taken on a whole new meaning. Word on the street is that ‘freelancing has become a factor in every part of the labour market’. Companies reluctant to ramp up their full-time workforce are realizing they can accomplish their targets with temporary workers. This may be a trend that continues whether or not the economy improves.

We work with companies across a variety of industries, including commercial, finance, technical, teaching, catering and executive sectors explains and Travail Employment in Newark are seeing a shift in values where temporary skilled workers are looking for greater flexibility and more control over their schedules and lives. At the same time, companies are changing how they approach their workforce needs and looking for more flexible staffing arrangements.

Do you think you may want to consider pursuing a temporary job? 

Here are some suggestions to help you take advantage of the growing use of contract and temporary workers in this economic climate:

Keep your options open. When you take temporary or project-based assignments, you can earn money during a period of unemployment and get a better understanding of what you may want to do next, especially if your previous field no longer offers an abundance of opportunities for stable work. "Staffing companies hire for all types of skills, from the fast food industry and warehousing to IT specialists and corporate executives. The latter often offer high salaries," 

Build your skills. When you take on a temporary contract use the opportunity to learn new skills. "Become involved in as many projects as you can and talk to as many experienced members of the team as possible to gain valuable insights Take online courses to gain certifications and make yourself more marketable. 

Let your network know you're open to temporary work. Even though you may be seeking a full-time job, let your personal and social networks know you're open to short-term or contract roles. On the flip side, If you're already in a temporary or contract position, make sure your supervisor and other decision makers in the organization are aware that you're open to a longer-term position Be sure to ask if you can use them as references in the future when you're applying at other companies, and request they recommend you via social networking profiles.

Tweak your resume. Temporary and project-based assignments help broaden your experience, whether you're fresh out of college or a senior-level executive. The experiences you gain help build your resume, pop your assignment details on here, and show that you're still professionally active and that you're keeping up with relevant skills.

Now that more companies are looking to use more temporary and contract based workers, they are becoming less and less interested in the length of service. Contract work is often goal oriented and time-specific." Create a strong CV by focusing on your skills, detailing the projects you oversee, and highlighting major career successes, including those you accomplished during temporary assignments.

Give your temporary position your all. Take advantage of everything a temporary job offers. It's a networking opportunity, a chance to learn new skills in a new business sector, and a way to get your foot in the door to prospective full-time employment.

Some employers use a policy called 'temp to perm’ where they first engage someone on a temporary basis for a flexible amount of time before offering a full -time permanent position.’ This trial run gives the organization a chance to test out the prospective candidate and it also provides a chance for the employee to evaluate if the organization is a good fit for them. 

Don't think of your assignments as "just a temp job." Consider every opportunity a chance to make yourself indispensable and you just may land a longer-term position with a target company—if that's what you want.

While you may initially consider temporary work a stopgap until you can find a full-time, permanent position, you may decide you enjoy being a part of what is proving to be an emerging workforce of people who are enjoying more flexible, mobile work styles.

For more information contact Travail Empolyment Newark 01636 701 702


 Sourced - MIRIAM SALPETER 8/8/2012 

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