Reasons To Take A Temporary Job

Reasons To Take A Temporary Job



Temporary work isn’t so temporary, the length of temporary jobs has increased significantly. Most temporary work used to be temporary by the day or week, and now a lot of the temporary work is contract in nature where people will get three, four, six month contracts.

Psychological perks. If you’ve been unemployed for months and are down to your last pound, a temporary job, even if it’s not linear with your career path, can break the cycle of restlessness and hopelessness you may be feeling.

Generally beneficial. Regardless of your position in life, temporary work can serve you well. It can provide the hands-on experience you never had. For those simply out of work, a temporary job can get people out of the house and install a new sense of hope for returning to work.

“A” job is better than “No” job. While the temporary job may be solely unrelated to your work history, it beats unemployment and having a résumé covered with long gaps in between jobs. Even if the employment is not exactly what you want, it has some value such as getting experience to secure you in getting your future job.

Temporary could become permanent. With an impressive work ethic and charming personality, you can make yourself essential. To reach that status, you must treat every day like an audition and put your best foot forward. Staying late when needed, taking on additional responsibility and fulfilling the goals of the role you’re filling to the improvement of the department and company are all ways to grab the attention of your employer.

Carry on with your career path. Partnering with an employment agency that specializes in your particular line of work can ensure your temporary spell is relevant to your past experiences. Choosing contract work wisely will make sure you are in the same industry you want to be in.

Shed light on what’s next. For those lacking a firm idea of where they’re heading, dabbling in a temporary assignment or two could help you.

Pick up new skills. View the job, particularly if it’s not related to your past professional life, as a means to extend your know-how and experiment with a new field. You can use temporary work to help develop new skills or open the door to a new industry they haven’t been in before.

Expand your contacts. The employer you’re working for may not have an opening when the stint ends, but if you made personal and professional inroads during your time there, you may leave with solid references!

Earn respect of future employers. You may be wary about venturing out to a different career arena, but a future company sizing up your résumé will be impressed by the decision to work in a field distant to your expertise rather than not working at all.


Even if a temporary job isn’t in line with what you were doing before, it’s better from an employer’s point of view if you show that you continued to work.

Here at Evolution we offer a range of temp to perm jobs so why not go check out our website for all of the jobs that we offer! Once you have found one that you are interested in apply or call 01623 650555 for further information.

We look forward to hearing from you!