Many professionals worry temp work isn’t particularly stable. After all, the positions themselves are often designed to be short-term or finite in nature, giving the impression you can’t have a reliable source of income if you accept temporary assignments.
In reality, temp work can be incredibly stable, and it isn’t as high-risk as some believe. Additionally, it provides professionals with a level of flexibility that isn’t always possible in a permanent position, making it easier to handle all of their personal and professional obligations.
If you are wondering how temp work can be stable, here’s what you need to know.
Assignment Parameters Are Clear
When you accept a temporary job, your recruiter will make sure you know what to expect. This includes the anticipated duration of the assignment, either based on the expected amount of time the selected candidate will be in the position or the timeline associated with the project (for project-based assignments).
This allows candidates to estimate how long they will be in a short-term role. Then, when the end starts to draw near, they can explore new assignments that can begin once this one is complete, allowing them to transition seamlessly from one into the next.
Opportunities Are Plentiful
Nearly every field has a need for short-term workers. Whether it is to assist with a particular project, support seasonal increases in demand, or cover permanent staff members who will be absent, companies in a variety of industries often turn to temporary employees to ensure they remain productive.
As a result, new temporary opportunities emerge on a daily basis. Skilled professionals can move quickly from one assignment to the next, particularly if their skills are in high demand, creating a level of stability even if they don’t remain with the same company over the long-term.
Competitive Pay and Increased Flexibility
Many temp workers earn competitive salaries. Companies understand they have to offer a pay rate that aligns with industry norms if they want to secure top talent for short-term positions. As a result, professionals can find temporary roles with salaries similar to what they could find in many permanent jobs.
However, unlike a permanent role, temp workers get a substantial amount of flexibility. They can pick and choose their assignments, allowing them to focus on their areas of interest or use their preferred skills. Additionally, if they need to step away from the workforce for any reason, including handling personal obligations, they can do so with ease. Once their current assignment ends, they can choose to wait before accepting another one without the majority of the repercussions they could experience if they had to quit a permanent job.
Ultimately, working as a temporary employee can be a surprisingly stable way to make a living. Plus, it ensures your career can adapt to your personal life, something that may not be possible otherwise.
If you would like to learn more about the benefits of being a temp worker or are interested in temporary or permanent work opportunities, the team at The Advance Group can help. Contact us to speak with one of our knowledgeable recruiters today and see how our hiring services can benefit you.