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Benefits of working a temporary job in uncertain times

One area that our Search & Staffing team specializes in is the placement of consultants into temporary accounting and finance engagements. These assignments can last anywhere from a couple of weeks to a few months. Although typically short-term, there are many benefits to working a temporary job, especially in transitional times.

If you are in between career engagements or recently lost your job, below are a few of the many benefits of working an interim, temporary job:

  1. Learn a new industry
    Learning a new industry can be advantageous for any career path – not just accounting and finance. Not only can learning a new industry expand your skillset, it also provides a chance to “test drive” a different working environment and company culture.
  2. Learn a new software
    Working a temporary job can help sharpen your technical skills. A temporary role is an ideal opportunity to learn a new system or program with hands-on, formal training.  
  3. Gain another reference
    References play a bigger role in the job search process than most people think. Having an additional reference that can speak to your work ethic can only help when it comes to the offer stage on future employment opportunities.
  4. Employers want to keep good people
    We have seen a lot of success with temporary engagements converting into full-time positions. With hard work, strong relationships and dedication, it is very common for companies to bring temporary employees on full-time after the “trial period”/temporary assignment ends.
  5. The financial reward while the permanent job search continues
    One obvious benefit to working a temporary job is that it will provide an additional source of income while the permanent job search continues. Some temporary positions will also provide benefits (health insurance, holiday pay, 401k, etc.).

If you are on the job hunt and are curious about how a temporary position works, consider reaching out to one of our Search & Staffing specialists today.

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