Is temporary work right for you? It’s helpful first to understand what temporary work is and isn’t. When you apply with an agency that places individuals on short-term positions, you have the opportunity to accept temporary work. These could be jobs filling in for people out of work or helping a company with a project. Whatever the case, it’s important that you understand the pros and cons of temporary employment before you get started. Here’s what you should know.

  • Do you want full-time work? A traditional job working 9 to 5 in an office is still a good choice for a lot of people. And if you feel as though full-time work is critical for your personal situation, temporary work might not be a good long-term fit. However, you may be able to take temp assignments while you’re searching for your next full-time opportunity, or a short-term job could turn into something different. Often, temp work is worth the time if you are able. 
  • Is flexible employment a good choice? For others, temporary work is a good first choice. They may want something flexible that allows them time to do other things such as run their own business, travel, spend time with family or create things. Temp work is designed to be flexible, and your recruiter can help you find opportunities that fit in with your skills and your schedule.  
  • Are you concerned about stability? The gig economy is only growing. Many people are making a living by turning side hustles into full-time jobs, but there is a certain sense of instability with this kind of life. You may not know how much money you’re bringing in week to week. If stability is important, a full-time job may make more sense in the long term. 
  • Do you want to control your time and effort? However, short-term work gives you an opportunity to control your time and efforts. You can select only the jobs that make sense for your circumstances in the moment. You can demonstrate your skills to the company while still maintaining your own sense of freedom to be able to control your time and the amount of time you spend on the job.

Is temporary work right for you? Contact the team at ProStaff, now hiring for jobs in Orlando, Florida.