The Benefits of Temping

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The Benefits of Temping

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Are you on a working holiday visa, in between jobs or looking for more of a work/life balance? If so then temping could be perfect for you! Our clients may consider employing temporary staff for a number of reasons such as;

  • Coverage for annual leave or sick leave
  • Coverage for maternity leave
  • Assistance with a project or work overload
  • Clients can also use temporary staff as means to trial performance before offering a permanent role.

The duration of assignment could be a few days, a few weeks, or a few months. Assignments can be extended past the initial end date and if you’re a super star employee you could be offered a permanent role. Here are a few benefits of temp work;

  1. Gain skills and industry experience
    As you take on new temp jobs, you’ll inevitably learn new skills and gain industry experience which will not only add value to your resume but it will help you explore different industries and experience different office cultures.
  1. Work/ life balance
    Most temp jobs are 38 hours a week, and when your assignment is over, you can choose to continue working or take some time out. As long as you commit to your entire assignment, you’ll be putting your best foot forward and if you do an amazing job then your temp consultant will always want to put you forward for other future roles.
  1. Build your network
    You’ll gain access to your agency’s contacts and will be able to meet many industry professionals and show them firsthand that you’re reliable and hardworking. These connections may lead to other longer-term positions in the future.
  1. Transition into permanent employment
    Once you’re working as a temp, the employer gets a chance to see you shine! So, it’s possible that what started out as a week’s assignment turns into a permanent job offer, and by then you’ll know if you’re in a company that you want to stay with long-term.

If you have a minimum of 1 year’s recent business support experience and you think temporary work is for you then please send us your resume – info@lotuspeople.com.au

 

 

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