What is a Temp to Hire Job?
If you are one of the many individuals going through the seemingly never-ending job seeking process, you may have heard of something called a “temp to hire” or “temp to perm” job. This is a job that requires an employee to work for a temporary period (usually 90 days) before the company decides whether or not they want to offer the position to the employee on a permanent basis.
Now, your first instinct may be to turn your nose up at this type of opportunity. After all, you want stability, you want a guarantee and you want to feel like you’ve landed on solid ground when accepting your next job offer. And who can blame you? But don’t forget—the employer is looking for the same stability, the same guarantee and the same solid ground as you are when deciding upon a new candidate for their company. Why not meet in the middle?
Why Should You Consider a Temp to Hire Job?
Below are a few reasons you may want to consider accepting a temp to hire job opportunity:
1) It is an opportunity to “get your foot in the door
How many times have you said to yourself, “If they could just give me a chance…?” A temp to hire job is a fantastic way to prove to an employer you truly have the skills, work ethic, personality and knowledge to succeed at their company. Take full advantage of it. This is your time to shine!
2) It is a “try before you buy” opportunity
Do you like the culture, the working environment, the pace of the position? Do the actual responsibilities of the position match what was communicated to you in the interview? Do you like the management and leadership style? How is the commute working out? This type of job offers a trial period which gives both you and the employer the chance to determine if you are a good fit for each other before locking into a contract.
3) It is an opportunity to grow your professional network
No matter how you look at it, it is never a bad thing to make new contacts and build new relationships. Learn what has made others around you successful or perhaps where they took a wrong turn. Don’t be afraid to let others know what your talents, passions, and skills are. You never know what doors those conversations and relationships may open in the future.
4) It is an opportunity to gain experience and enhance your resume
Many job seekers are overlooked for a position simply because they do not yet have the desired amount of experience. Even if you are not offered a permanent position after the probationary period, you will still leave with greater knowledge, experience, and skills than when you started. And you’ll have brought in income while learning and enhancing your resume.
If you notice, each reason has one word in common: Opportunity! Don’t miss out on the chance to advance your career with a temp to hire position!
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About: Lori Triplett is a Recruiter and Account Manager at Staffing Solutions Enterprises where she specializes in temporary and temporary to permanent office administration staffing needs. Lori has a strong desire to build professional relationships with her clients and meet their staffing needs and to simultaneously help job seekers grow professionally and take steps toward reaching their career goals.