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5 Perks to Temp Work

When you think about temporary work, what do you see? Is your immediate thought someone answering phones, passing out mail, or maybe getting coffee? If so, you aren’t alone. The idea of being temp carries a negative connotation that leads job seekers to strictly focus on finding full-time permanent work.

The reality, however, is much different. Temporary work comes with a lot of amazing benefits. Here are five perks to temp work you should consider while job searching.


1.) More schedule flexibility

Temp work can be full-time hours, but it carries less pressure than a permanent role. When it’s time to punch out, you can leave work without feeling guilty. This means you get to experience a better work/life balance than you could in other positions. If you don’t want to have a full-time schedule, there are options for that as well! When considering being a temp, you get to decide what kind of commitment you’re looking for in your employment.

2.) Travel between assignments

Speaking of work/life balance, working in a temporary capacity means you have time to get out there and see more of the world. Instead of trying to schedule time off and hope it’s approved, you can use your time between placements to go on vacation, visit family, or do anything else that sounds fun.

3.) Avoid boredom

The daily monotony of doing the same thing day in and day out can get to people, but as a temp, you don’t need to worry. Your position will change, and you’ll be onto something new. If you don’t like what you’re doing, you know you aren’t stuck.

Plus, it allows you to sample different jobs and industries. If you’re looking for career inspiration, this could be the starting point in discovering what you truly want to do.

4.) Build your resume

Whether you know what you want to do when you grow up, or you’re figuring it out, temp work can provide invaluable experience to add to your resume. Every opportunity is a chance for you to learn new skills that help you in your next role.

5.) Get hired faster

Probably one of the greatest perks of working in a temporary capacity is getting hired faster. The process for these positions is different, especially when you work with a staffing agency, so you don’t have to go through the long and arduous hiring process for permanent work. This means getting paid and gaining more experience faster.


Looking for a better job?

Sterling Personnel has the right opportunities for you. We don’t want you to settle, which is why we have placements for temporary, temp-to-hire, and permanent positions based on your goals. Find your job with Sterling today!