Are you available immediately to start work? Temporary work is a great way to get back into the workplace quickly with short and long-term contracts available.
Some use temporary roles as a stop gap whilst they find something permanent. Others now choose to work exclusively in temp roles and become a career temp moving from assignment to assignment.
What is temporary work?
In general terms, a temporary worker is someone who is engaged by a company on a non-fixed term basis. This generally being a zero hours contract. The temporary worker’s salary is usually calculated on an hourly or daily rate and is paid weekly based on the number of hours worked.
Companies engage people on a temporary basis for many reasons including the following:
- To cover for maternity leave, holidays or sickness
- During particularly busy periods of the year.
- Assistance with special projects
- To assess a temporary worker’s performance with a view to permanent employment (temp to perm)
There are lots of benefits to temping regardless of whether its short or long term:
- Flexibility – if you’re not 100% sure what you want to do temping is a great opportunity to buy yourself some time to consider your next career move. Most temporary contracts have a minimal notice period making it easier for you to move into another role.
- Keep your CV up to date – temping will minimise/remove any unexplained gaps in your CV
- The ability to work in a variety of industries. – You may find a temporary role in an industry that you hadn’t considered, or perhaps you’d ruled out before. Temping gives you a chance to ‘try before you buy’
- Opportunity to network – whilst you are temping you will make lots of new connections. This may be your manager or your colleagues during the time you are there. They may not have a permanent position at that time but do a great job and they will know who you are and how to find you for when they are recruiting. Plus, you never know who they know that may be recruiting!
- Self-promotion – a lot of temporary staff start in a role not suited to them on a permanent basis, but it gives you an opportunity to show the employer what you’re made of. Be early, conscientious, exceed expectations and hopefully they won’t want to let you go when the contract ends. You’re in a prime position for the next temporary or permanent role that becomes available as you’re now a known quantity to them.
To register for temporary work simply drop us your CV over to firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our consultants will call you to discuss your individual requirements. You can check out our latest temporary and permanent vacancies at www.glurecruit.co.uk/jobs