Welcome to the world of Temping! - But wait, what is Temping?

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Job security has historically been perceived as the most redeeming quality of any position within an organisation. But the reality is that working as a temp can be highly beneficial in terms of learning new skills, networking and increasing flexibility at work. In this blog, we answer the question, 'What is temping?' and welcome you to this exciting world by highlighting how a temp career path can be rewarding to you on a professional level!

Top 6 advantages of Temping

1. When temping, you're in control of your work

One of the most beneficial aspects of temporary work is the increased level of flexibility. This allows you to take full control of your career, as you will be able to take breaks when necessary to fit your job around your life. While it may be daunting at first to not have the security of a permanent role, it’s easy to become addicted to the freedom of taking on temporary roles at your own terms.

2. Temping gives you the opportunity to learn new and transferrable skills

Different companies use different systems to get the job done, even if they’re doing the same work. IT and internet jobs have hundreds of different computer programmes to contend with, sales jobs utilise different databases and even catering, hospitality and retail jobs have different ways of dealing with customers. By spending time temping across various roles, you can learn new skills and see how different organisations operate, making you far more employable and enriching your CV.

3. Temping provides you with relevant experience

By working within various companies and undertaking a diverse range of projects, it will be much easier to populate your CV with work experience that will be attractive to many different employers across the board. Furthermore, the successful completion of specific projects or tasks will better equip you with a case for employers to invest in your skills and expertise.

4. Temping provides multiple avenues to network

Whether it’s for references or meeting like-minded people who may be able to help you in your career development further down the line, temping can really lengthen your contacts book.

5. Temping puts your foot in the door

Some jobs are far more competitive than others. According to a recent report published in Glassdoor, customer services jobs was received an average of 41 applications, closely followed by secretarial, retail, transport and catering jobs. If you’re looking to break into these competitive industries, a temporary job could be a very important foot in the door.

6. You still have employment rights when temping

As a temporary employee, you will still be entitled to benefits like sick pay, holiday allowance and regular pay. Employers will also have the responsibility to provide you with same quality of working conditions as your permanent colleagues.

Do you have a temping success story that you would like to share with us? If so, please email your contributions to [email protected]!

Find your next Temp job with Search

Temping is a great option if you’re not quite sure of the direction you want to take your career. It allows you the flexibility to try a variety of roles and is a great way to get loads of experience under your belt.

To register as a temp with Search Consultancy, please contact your local office to arrange an appointment with one of our specialist Consultants!


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