6 Top Reasons to Try Some Temp Work

1 August 2016

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Though having a permanent job may offer you security and career progression there's a lot to be said for making some temporary work part of your career as well.  Whether you choose to do a shift or two on your days off or spend a few months temping there can be some real advantages for both your personal and professional life.

Here are our top 6 reasons to consider doing some temp work.

1. Great Money.

As a temporary worker you get paid for every hour you work.  So whether you are doing the odd shift or a long term assignment temp work can be a great way to save up for a big purchase a, special occasion or that dream holiday.

2. Learn New Skills

If you've been in the same job for a while you may get to a point where you feel you're not learning much any more.  With temp work you get to see how different places do things,  use new systems and processes and work with new managers.  It's a great way of freshening your skills up.

3. Get a Better Work/Life Balance.

As a temporary worker you get to work when you want, and choose when you don't.  So if you need time off to spend with family, take a course, go on that dream holiday, or just kick back and have a bit of "me time" then you can do just that.

4.  Meet New People

We all make new friends at work but as a temporary worker you will be meeting loads of new people many of whom become long term friends and great industry contact.

5. Leave the Politics Behind.

If you are the kind of person who doesn't enjoy kitchen or office politics then temp work could be great for you.  You are just there to do the job, you don't need to get involved with all that stuff!

6. Find Your Next Permanent Job!

Temping can be THE best way of finding your next permanent job.  If you worked somewhere for a few weeks you really know the place, much better than you ever could from a simple interview. And the employer really knows you, so  if you do end up in a permanent job there, then you can be pretty confident its right for you.

If you're interested in doing some temporary work we would love to hear from you.  We have both long and short term temporary assignment available for chefs, managers and front of house staff, so if you are interested in joining our team contact David Thomason on 01452 238182 or email david.thomason@caterpeople.net.


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