What are The Real Benefits of Becoming a Temp?

There are many categories that put a person in the path of temporary employment. First is the graduate right out of college; that fresh faced, all too eager to work post collegiate. Second are the recently unemployed. Third are the ones who ask “do I do what I love…If so, what is it I love to do?” Whether you’re a new grad or a twenty year veteran of the workforce; anyone looking to try something new or different needs to where a few “hats” to find the right fit. The saying is true of temporary work. The myths surrounding temp work are many, and can be very alarming to those that are considering it. Let’s take a look at some of the myths and why temporary work is actually a good thing!

Myth #1: “I only want a ‘real’ job, not a temporary job.
The reality is the jobs available through staffing companies are “real” jobs. Companies develop budgets to hire a set number of full-time employees on an annual basis, and include in that budget a substantial amount of money that can be used to hire temporary staff throughout the year to handle the ebb and flow of business. When the time comes for the company to open up the temporary position as full-time, you are perfectly positioned to interview for the full-time job.

Myth #2: “The jobs available through staffing companies are low paying jobs.”
The reality is, this is simply not so. If you are a recent college grad you will most likely be offered assignments that commensurate with your experience, which is entry level. It is up to you to decide how to leverage that opportunity so that you can take your career to the next level. In a temporary position you have access to senior level management at all types of companies, including Fortune 500 and the Big Fours. How you optimize those opportunities is up to you. Don’t wait for opportunity to knock on your door; seek it out and knock on its door first!

Myth #3: “Staffing companies only work with entry level, administrative type candidates.”
The reality is, twenty years ago that may have been the case that temporary agencies only worked with entry level candidates. Today, specialty firms that place professional, managerial and technical staffing candidates, and even agencies that are more general in nature, work with companies that offer opportunities for candidates who are looking to get their foot in the door or change industries. The Financial and IT industries are big proponents of this; utilizing temp agencies more.

Temporary accounting agencies have a lot to offer. From getting your foot in the door or helping you discover your likes and dislikes, to giving you connections and networks of individuals in your chosen profession; temping is an employment option that will take you from your kitchen table filling out applications, to behind a desk on your way to a new career.

Temporary work should be looked at as an asset. With the right staffing agents, you can find the career of your dreams! Since its inception, Pridestaff Financial has taken great care to make sure you find a job that works for you! Working with both candidates and companies, our highly skilled experts will ensure that you aren’t just “searching” but succeeding in finding a job that suits your needs.  Contact us today to learn about our temporary accounting jobs.