How Temporary Jobs Can Help You Change Careers
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[fa icon="calendar"] Jul 29, 2016 9:48:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom

Michelle Nystrom

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Do you ever feel as if you are stuck in a rut as far as your job is concerned? There is an old saying that the difference between a groove and a rut is the depth of the hole. When you feel as if you are just spinning your wheels and you are ready for a job change, the opportunities are practically endless. Taking full advantage of those opportunities, however, may require some fancy footwork on your part.

Rather than simply jumping out of one career and into another, it may be to your advantage to ease your way into new waters. Although it can be rather exciting to make a big change, it can also be overwhelming when you suddenly find yourself in an area where you are unfamiliar and perhaps even struggling to keep afloat. What can you do to make the transition as seamless as possible? Temporary jobs can help you change careers by allowing you to try out a particular career for a short amount of time.

Benefits Of Using Employment Agencies

One of the best choices you can make for moving into a new career is to look to an employment agency. You will work for them directly and they will match you with whatever employment you are qualified for or you request. Doing so allows you to gradually build the experience and skills that are necessary to excel in that new career.

 

More than a temporary staffing service 

One mistake that many people make is looking at a staffing firm as just being a temporary staffing service. Although it is true that they can place you in temporary jobs, they also do long term placements for companies. In many cases, they are the recruiting and head-hunting arm of the companies looking to hire long-term employees.

 

Get Career Advice 

Employment agencies can give you plenty of good advice and tips on making a career change, along with providing you a leg up in many cases. This will include providing information that is specific to many industries and insight into who may be hiring.

 

Try Different Jobs 

At times, you may find it is beneficial to work for a temporary employment agency and to be a "floater," someone who would move from one job to another when necessary. This is especially good for those who may not have a set career choice in mind and are looking for something that is comfortable for them at this point in their life. You can even tell the staffing agency you're looking for long term work, and they can help point you in the right direction.

 

Build A Network 

Finally, don't underestimate the possibility for a staffing agency to help you build a network of professionals. In some cases, you may be able to work at several different locations doing the same job. The contacts you build during those temporary stints can be invaluable for eventually moving your way into a career that is going to serve you well for the rest of your life.

 

This blog post is intended for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice.  No attorney-client relationship is created between the author and reader of this blog post, and its content should not be relied upon as legal advice.  Readers are urged to consult legal counsel when seeking legal advice.


 

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Topics: Changing Careers