Are you currently a temporary worker? With an uncertain business climate looming ahead, there are some impactful ways in which temporary workers can prepare for the future. Being proactive with your career – even during difficult times – will be your biggest line of defense as employers increasingly make labor cuts and readjust their staffing needs. If you’re a temporary worker, here are three important steps you can take:
Promote your experience.
With jobs projected to become more competitive as employers narrow down hiring needs, temporary workers must be even more focused on promoting their experience. Whether you’re new to temporary employment or a seasoned temporary worker, it’s critical to leverage your experience and strategically promote your qualifications to potential employers. There are many ways to market yourself for temporary employment, including updating online professional profiles; discussing your qualifications with recruiters; and attending career fairs in your community.
Be open-minded to permanent or long-term opportunities.
Even when permanent jobs are limited, it’s still important to have an open mind when it comes to employment. In many cases, companies hire temporary workers in a full-time capacity once short-term contracts are completed. By working hard in temporary assignments and demonstrating your skills and abilities to employers, you’ll show you have what it takes to succeed in a full-time role. As companies’ budgets and hiring needs shift, temporary workers will have more opportunities to secure permanent positions.
Reach out to a new staffing firm.
Sometimes working with a new staffing firm can help you gain access to a wider range of temp jobs. From learning about different industries to exposure to a greater variety of employers, refreshing your job search with a new staffing agency can give your career a major boost. If you’re ready to work with a firm that truly cares about your career goals, consider HH Staffing. Our longstanding experience and expertise allow us to place you in temporary roles that will advance your professional goals and earning potential.
Though the unpredictable nature of the workforce can be stressful, taking the steps above can alleviate your anxiety and help you establish a roadmap for success. Above all, you’ll feel more confident and prepared to combat job search challenges no matter what turn the economy takes in the months ahead.
Ready to find your next temporary job? For help finding your next temporary role, get in touch with the recruiters at HH Staffing and learn about many exciting temp job openings with our firm.
Until Next time,
Your Staffing Partner, Darrin Rohr- President, CEO, and Chief Servant
Current owner of HH Staffing and Former Chief HR Officer for several successful Multinational Fortune 500 Companies. Brings a fresh perspective from decades of experience creating Great Workplace Cultures by building high-performance teams while leading and managing people from all different backgrounds. HH Staffing is headquartered in Sarasota, Florida, and is uniquely positioned to serve both local and national clients.