5 Ways Temporary Placement Can Pave the Way to Career Success

Many employers today are looking for contract workers. Hiring temporary workers gives employers more flexibility in responding to sudden surges in their business; it also gives employers an opportunity to try out candidates before offering them full-time employment. While the benefits to employers are clear, how does temporary placement benefit you – the worker? Here are 5 ways temporary assignments can help you succeed.

1-Build Your Confidence

Not sure about what career path to follow? Temporary assignments allow you to try a job on for size and gain a better understanding of your strengths as well as your likes and dislikes. By working as a “temp,” you can learn first hand what it’s like to work in different work environments and industries. This allows you to try out new work experiences before making a full-time commitment to a job or career.

2-Build Your Skills 

Each temporary placement offers you an opportunity to learn new skills and gain hands-on experience – experience that you can take with you wherever you decide to go in the future. As you work to enhance your technical skills, work on enhancing your soft skills as well. While technical skills are important, when hiring full-time employees, employers also look for soft skills, such as your ability to communicate, to work in a team, and to problem solve.

3-Build Your Resume

Each time you acquire new skills and experiences as a temporary worker, be sure to update your resume to reflect your new qualifications. The more skills you have to offer potential employers, the stronger your resume and the more marketable you become.

4-Build Relationships

A temporary assignment is a great way to meet people, and to build relationships with colleagues and decision-makers who may provide valuable references. Networking is one of the best ways to find a permanent position, so make friends while on the job, expand your contacts, and make it a point to stay in touch with these contacts – and not just when you’re job hunting. 

5-Build a Path to Full-Time Employment

Temporary assignments often pave the way to full-time jobs. Each new placement gives you the opportunity to impress a potential employer with your skills, work ethic, and attitude. Many of our associates start out as temps and are offered full-time placement once employers have the opportunity to see the value the worker brings and how she or he will fit into their organization.

Contact ERG Staffing Today

At ERG we’re committed to helping all of our associates be successful. Contact the ERG Staffing office in your area today to find out about job opportunities near you. Our team will help you open doors to career success!

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