Do you feel like your job search is falling flat?  Are there no companies with hours that match your schedule of availability?  Do you THINK that a certain field might be for you, but you’re not entirely sure?  Then a temporary position or an internship might be the perfect answer for you!  There are many individuals out there that wonder “Why would anyone ever want to take a position that they know is temporary?”  Well I am about to give you four GREAT reasons as to how temporary positions can be exceptionally beneficial on your quest for the perfect job.

Temporary positions allow you to test the waters.
There is a reason that many people prefer test driving a car before they buy it.  How else can you truly assess the car unless you have “experienced” it first hand?  In a less material way, the same goes for employment.  Many of us have a good idea of what field we think interests us or what position would be the most gratifying, but it is hard to know for sure until you are surrounded by the ins and outs of the industry.  What better way to test a profession before investing an entire career into it than exploring what it has to offer with internships or temporary positions.  You may know that you love the finance side of business, but perhaps you don’t know if you’d prefer the billing or collecting side of things (or both)?  A temporary position would give you exposure to your desired field to see if it is truly right for you.

Temporary positions can work with many different schedules.
Is a 9-5 simply not feasible for you?  Do you have obligations four months from now, but in the present you are in need of work?  Considering assistance through a temporary staffing agency might be your lifesaver.  Staffing agencies have access to and knowledge of a breadth of opportunities and positions clients need filled.  If you are only looking for a few months of work, perhaps a temp agency can help match you with a client where a position is temporarily vacant due to a maternity leave or the like.  Employment agencies are very skilled in not only matching you with positions that fit your skills and interest, but your needs and schedule as well.

Temporary positions offer a change in scenery.
For some, the thought of sitting in the same office for 8+ hours every day, every week, every month and every year is downright depressing.  If your goal is not to find long-term employment at one particular company, temporary positions can afford you the opportunity to change your scenery at the end of assignments. You can meet new people and gain new exposure.

Temporary positions can help you gain experience.
If you are having a tough time nailing your dream position, perhaps you do not have enough related experience in the field.  Temporary positions and internships are the perfect way to enhance your resume while in between jobs, build industry references for you to use on your job search, and gain the experience and knowledge it takes to get you to the top!

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