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Temping

Advantages

  • You get to investigate the inner workings of various companies before you accept a permanent job.

  • If you don't like the company, the work, or your supervisor, you're free to leave at any time.

  • The pay can be excellent--$15-20/hour and more, depending on your skills and the market, with regular increases.

  • Temporary positions can lead to permanent job offers.

  • You can pick up valuable on-the-job skills while looking for that "perfect job."

  • You can meet people who might help you network to find a full-time, permanent position.

  • The hours and days are flexible.

Disadvantages

  • You may be treated as an inferior worker because you're "just a temp."

  • You may not get clear direction or much attention from managers.You probably won't receive insurance or other health benefits, though some temp agencies will provide benefits for long-term employees. You may have to drive to different offices and report to different supervisors each day.

  • Just as you learn the system, your assignment (and job) may end.

  • You might get stuck doing nothing but answering phones or filing.

  • Professional relationships are difficult to build if you're constantly moving on to the next job.

 Define Your Goals and Career Map

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 To Temp or Not to Temp?

 

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