If you’re like many people, you have a dream job in mind – a position that would ignite your passion, pay well, and provide a strong work-life balance. But getting there can feel impossible, especially in the pandemic economy, when so many people are out of work. Fortunately, there is a path you can take regardless of external factors. Here’s why a temporary job could be just what you need to jumpstart your career, regardless of whether you’re unemployed or simply trying to follow your passions.
Most of the best jobs require some previous experience in the field. But how do you get that experience? Temp jobs let you work alongside full-time employees, learning the skills and building the experience you need to become a competitive candidate. It’s even possible that your temporary position will turn into a full-time opportunity.
Keep Moving Forward
Temp jobs keep you from getting stuck. Since there’s no expectation that you will be there long-term, you can feel free to try out positions that are outside your usual wheelhouse and move on when you believe you’ve gotten everything you can from the position. You’ll continue to earn a paycheck while you and your recruiter hone in on jobs that are a better and better “fit” for you. In the meantime, you will learn and grow in ways you never thought possible.
Boost Your Confidence
If you’re out of work, it’s easy to start feeling down on yourself. This can come across in interviews, making it less likely for you to get a job. Taking a temp job gets you back into a routine and helps build your self-esteem. This can make it more likely that you’ll nail your next full-time interview.
Increase Your Network
You know the old saying, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know?” Every temp job is an opportunity to build your network. You never know who might have the inside track on the job of your dreams.