We’re all in this together. Social distancing is real and for now, it’s here to stay. What can you do when you find yourself in a new circumstance that none of us could plan for? We at Masiello Employment don’t have all the answers, but we know employment. And we do have openings, and we can help. Let’s look at temporary offerings:

Temp or temp-to-hire offerings have proven to be efficient hiring solutions for employers to get people in the door quickly, as well as an opportunity to try workers on for size before committing to a full-time hire.

Many job seekers shy away from temp positions for various reasons, usually related to job security and benefits, or a feeling that a temp job may interfere with their chance at a full-time job. However, considering temp jobs can often prove beneficial, especially in today’s environment. Here’s why:

  • You Get to Try Things on for Size

The temp approach allows both parties to ‘try things out’ in a real-world setting. Temp employees can get real life exposure to the work environment and determine if the company culture is a good fit. Hiring managers often use temp roles as a real life means to evaluate individuals for full-time positions. If you excel in a temp role proving yourself as an exceptional resource, you may just be offered a full-time position down the road.

  • Will Work for References

Give it your all! Temps jobs are great places to demonstrate your potential. Doing an exceptional job can get you a personal, managerial level reference for the next role you seek, putting you ahead of your competition. An excellent reference is priceless and makes the difference when competing with others for the best jobs. If you do not have three reliable, recent references in your back pocket at all times – you may find yourself being turned away for positions at the last minute. Stack the deck in your favor.

  • No One Need Know a Job is Temp

Quite simply – nearly any current working relationship on a resume looks better than blank space. So the very act of working is often attractive to employers. Keeping yourself gainfully employed in a position that either teaches new skills or supports existing skills is perceived as more attractive than being unemployed and job seeking. In the meantime, you will have a chance to learn new skills, meet new people, and strengthen existing talents.

  • Job Security

As many can attest to in this economy, there is no such thing as job security. A temp job can often prove to be as secure as a full-time role as seniority no longer carries the same weight it once did. Many times, contract positions are funded quarterly, so temp is the only option as managers seek to obtain full-time salary dollars. A temp position need not be your new permanent position!

  • It is Good for the Soul

Even if you are not taking on a dream role, employment keeps you feeling whole, your self-worth high, and your spirit strong. Knowing that your temp job is not to be forever will keep your mind clear to spend your free time searching for a full-time position. Choose a role that provides access to networks or teaches a new skill, not just a job where you show up and count the minutes on the clock.

Do yourself a favor and take a moment to review our daily social media posts to see what we like to refer to as Hot Jobs – these are positions with immediate needs, and reach out to our team for more information. www.jobs.masemp.com We are active on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram! Use temp roles as a springboard to keep your mind and talents active while you search for your next position. A temporary job may just be the assist you need to land your next opportunity. You’ll never know until you try!