There are a lot of advantages to taking a temporary position that many job seekers don’t consider. If you have been on the job search for an extended period of time, a temp position could be a great option for you. A temp job can allow you to broaden your skills while still earning and still continuing your career search.
Another thing to keep in mind is that “temporary” doesn’t always have to mean short term. A lot of companies will hire a temp for a position that could become permanent for the right person. PS&R recently placed an applicant into a temporary role that turned into an ideal permanent work home for her. Here is her story:
Last summer, Kelly had just finished graduate school and realized that she wasn’t sure where she wanted her career path to go. After some online searching, she stumbled on Preferred Staffing & Recruiting, and knew right away that it was a good fit. Kelly said, “PS&R helped me revamp my resume and got me on the right track.” She hadn’t necessarily been looking for a temporary job, but within a week of coming to us Kelly was offered a temporary Administrative & Sales position at a medical device company. As it turns out, this was a great fit for her. According to Kelly, “it was a good way to ease into my first official job”. Less than five months into her temporary role, she was offered a raise and a permanent salaried position. Kelly is a great reminder to keep an open mind about temporary opportunities!
If you are searching for a job, whether temporary or direct, let PS&R help you with your search. Contact Kathy Orcutt at 617.723.1919 or visit our website at www.psandr.com.