While working a temporary job might not be what you want to do long-term, it can be a great way to get you where you want to go. So if you are considering whether or not to take a temporary contract, don’t sell yourself short.  

Today we’re talking about why a temporary job can be worth investing your time and skills in. If you are looking for a great way to build your resume, gain some hands-on experience and on the job training, a temporary contract or two might be just what you need. In fact, temp work can really help make your resume stand out from the crowd. Here’s what you might want to keep in mind.  

It Can Help Build your Resume 

When you are looking for your next opportunity in a new industry, the single most important thing is what’s on your resume. If you are new to the job market, it can seem like a real challenge to build your resume to catch an employer’s eye. Taking temporary positions on can be an excellent way to build your resume quickly and effectively. By taking on short-term contracts, you are able to test out different jobs and build different skills, making your resume more flexible and interesting than those candidates who have only one or two employers listed. This helps you make the most of your achievements and experiences to make your resume really stand out.  

You Will Gain Experience 

Similar to the need to build your resume, gaining experience is also very important to your long-term career success. Temporary work can provide you with the opportunity for some real, hands-on experience in the manufacturing field that might not otherwise be available to you. On the job training is as good as gold. If you don’t have any under your belt yet, then temporary contracts might be just the way to learn the ropes quickly and while still bringing in a paycheck.  Furthermore, it’s possible that what starts out as a short-term contract may be extended or even converted into a direct hire situation. This is because employers invest a lot of time and budget on bringing on staff, even temporary hires. So look to get your foot in the door with temporary jobs that help you learn the skills you need to succeed.  

You Can Work Directly with Employers 

Besides that, temporary contracts give you the chance to test the waters of a new industry or company to make sure it’s the right fit for you. Consider temp work to be a smart, short-term move in a long-term career path. A temporary contract can be just what you need to evaluate whether a certain company or opportunity is really the right fit.  You’ll be able to better understand what sort of work you are looking for by working in the industry and learning from supervisors and coworkers in a real-world scenario. You are therefore able to target your ideal employers and positions when you are ready to jump back into the job hunt. You will also have a better understanding of what companies are hiring and be able to draw from the professional network that might not have been available without temp work.  

If you could use a hand to help find a high-quality temp job that helps build your resume and prepare you for the next step in your career, connect with the staffing team at ESGI today. 


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