There are benefits to taking a temporary assignment, and to working with a temp firm. For example when a graduate is challenged in finding a permanent job in a timely manner, working temp or on a contract basis fills in the gap of not working at all. It is key to remember, she says, that an individual is more marketable when employed, even if it is on a temporary basis. Employers are often wary of hiring job applicants who have extended periods of unemployment, and temp jobs can be a way of filling a gap on your resume.
Temp work is an excellent way to gain experience and additional skills. For those with little work experience, it can be a way to demonstrate their abilities. For those with background issues it can be a way of proving their commitment to ‘turning around,’ and to choosing a different lifestyle.
Short term temp gigs are also an excellent opportunity to gain understanding and