As one of today’s leading staffing agencies, Peoplelink knows that many job seekers often forego temporary work because they’re holding out for a great full-time job. However, many employers prefer to test people on the job before being hired full-time. So if you’re looking for a new position, you may want to consider temp-to-hire work. Here are a few reasons why you’ll benefit from it:
You can test out the job and the employer.
A temp-to-hire arrangement not only gives the employer the opportunity to test you out before making a full-time hiring decision, but it also gives you the chance to do the same. Not only will you gain a better sense of whether the position is a good fit for you, but also whether you mesh well with the company culture.
You can get your foot in the door at a company.
Is there a company you’d love to work for? But competition to get in is fierce? Then taking a temp-to-hire job at the company may be your best bet toward getting your foot in the door there. And if you do well in the temp-to-hire position, then there’s a great chance you’ll land a full-time position there.
You can beef up your resume.
If there’s a certain skill you’d like to obtain or area in which you’d like to gain more experience, taking on temp-to-hire work may give you the chance to do so. Even if you don’t get hired full-time at the company, you’ll still be able to include all you learned on your resume, strengthening it in the process.
You can network with a lot of people.
Even though you’re a temporary worker, you’ll still get to work alongside the company’s management staff and full-time employees. If you do a good job, you’ll make a positive impression on them, which can boost your chances of obtaining a full-time job there. And even if you don’t get a full-time position, one of your new contacts may be able to refer you to opportunities at other companies.
If a staffing agency assigns you to a temp-to-hire job and it works out, then you just found yourself a new full-time job. If it doesn’t work out, though, there’s not a lot of loss there. You know that either the company or the kind of work wasn’t for you and your staffing agency will get back to work finding other better fit opportunities for you.
Interested in Taking on Temp-to-Hire Work?
Let Peoplelink know. As one of today’s leading staffing agencies, we will get to know your personality, listen to your needs, find out about your career goals, and do our best to help you get where you want to be. Contact us today to get started.