With the holiday season now in full swing, hundreds of thousands of companies are hiring temporary workers and employees to offset the long hours, busy retail rush, or overload of corporate work and duties. But what about the perks of taking on these temporary responsibilities during, not only the holiday season but any time of the year?
Exposure to different climates and experiences:
Whether your background is in retail or in office administration, taking on the responsibilities associated with and temp job can give you exposure to different climate cultures, industries, and even career paths. If you’re looking to make a career change, taking on a temporary position in your career industry of choice may help you better understand how the industry works and if the choice to move forward with applying for temporary positions is worth your while.
Your wallet will thank you:
If you’re looking to add a few extra hours to your weekly work schedule to help boost your resume or to just feel up a few empty hours on the weekend or at night, working a temporary job is a great way to make a little extra money. Especially during the holiday season, having a bit more money in your pocket is a great way to supplement the cost of holiday gift-giving, personal seasonal expenses, or any other last-minute payments that need to be made.
Working is better than not working:
If you’re in-between jobs, taking on a temporary position is a great way to fill those gaps on your resume. With the ability to add more jobs to
your resume, you’ll become more marketable to future employers as opposed to keeping ‘blank spaces’ on your future job applications.
Build up your contact list:
Adding temporary jobs to your resume also provides you with the ability to build up your contact or reference list. Not only are these contacts a great way to help establish a strong list of future recommendations, but they can also provide insight into future job opportunities through their potential job connections with industry contacts.