If you are looking for a job right now, you might not be in any particular hurry to find one, but it’s more than likely that you are—and the sooner, the better!
If you’re already working in a toxic environment or you’re unemployed with rent and car payments coming due, you want to get hired quickly but without rushing into another bad situation. That’s when a temp-to-hire position can benefit you.
Among the advantages of working a temp-to-hire job are getting hired faster and having the opportunity to “test drive” the job to ensure that you won’t be stepping into another company culture that isn’t a good fit for you.
Check out the details of temp-to-hire, and decide for yourself if it could be right for you:
You could start earning a paycheck faster
A full-time permanent job requires you and the hiring company to jump through quite a few hoops before there is a job offer. If you choose a temp-to-hire position, the entire hiring process can be expedited much more quickly because many of those “hoops” have been eliminated. The shortened process helps both you and the employer.
It’s a chance to try out the job before making a long-term commitment
Employers sometimes make promises on which they can’t deliver. It may not be intentional, but it can be upsetting to realize after you have gone through the time-consuming process of becoming a full-time worker, that the job wasn’t as advertised.
By agreeing to be a temporary worker, you get to experience the hands-on aspect of the job before committing to go full-time. If it seems to be a good fit, then you can set your sights on getting hired permanently.
You can experience the culture and values of several companies
More and more companies are starting to look at how they can improve work-life balance for their employees. They are adding flexible schedules, work-from-home options, and open working environments that encourage collaboration. You can’t be sure which of these are right for you unless you work with them for a few weeks. A temp-to-hire assignment allows you to experience these alternatives and discover how comfortable and productive you are in them.
You get to experience the commute
No matter what you find on Google Maps and Waze, you won’t know how long and frustrating your commute will be unless you drive it during rush hour. If it’s a bumper-to-bumper horror movie, and you’re spending way too much time in your car, this job might not be worth it.
You could get the job of your dreams
A lot of great companies may not be hiring for full-time work when you need a job. But they are more often than not looking for temporary help when they book a large project. You could end up with a wonderful career by getting your foot in the door via a temp-to-hire position.
Would you like to hear more about temp-to-hire openings?
Talk to the experts at Select Staff, a leading staffing company in Dallas, Texas, specializing in the placement of light industrial, office, clerical, accounting, and finance personnel. If you’re looking to get hired, contact the professionals at Select Staff today!