If you have been looking for a job in the past couple of months, you may have seen an increase in temporary positions. Essential businesses have seen an increase in traffic, causing them to hire many employees.
Some of these positions are on a temporary basis, but if you have seen temp-to-hire, you may be wondering, “What does temp-to-hire mean?”
Temporary positions aren’t too much different than temp-to-hire positions. The only real big difference is the outcome after each of them. When it comes to temporary job, after the specified amount of time you are there, you become unemployed. This is usually agreed to before you start on how long they will need you for. Temp-to-hire is also a temporary position; however, the end goal is to have you work there full-time.
In a temp-to-hire job, you work through a temp agency, which sets you up with a temporary assignment with another company. The results you do during this time will help the client company you are working for decide on whether or not to hire you on a full-time basis after you completed your temporary work.
Employers want to see what you can do for work before hiring you full-time. Check out our article on why client companies choose to work with temp agencies.
When doing a temp-to-hire position, you are not guaranteed a job afterwards. There are several reasons for this, but a few of them include; the company needs to cut expenses, the job position is not a necessity, or they think you aren’t the best fit for the position. However, this doesn’t mean a temp-to-hire position isn’t worth it.
One reason to go through temp-to-hire is networking. Networking, in this day and age, is the most important thing you can do to get your name out there. A company will usually pick a candidate with more experience than one without any.
When working for a company in a temporary position, you get to meet new people, sometimes high up in the company, that can give you a reference or teach you a thing or two about your job that you were hired for. This is a great way to prove to them that you have the talent and work ethic most others don’t have.
Temp-to-hire is always a great way to get in with a company because they are looking to hire you full-time, but want to see how you can positively affect their business before then.
When it comes to networking, we will post a blog giving more detail about why it is so important, but the main reason to network in a temporary position is for a reference. Many times, after the position is over, the company will hire them full-time or recommends them to another company.
Temp-to-hire is a great way to experience the company first hand before signing on for the long-term. This is beneficial for you and the client company because you both get to see if it is a good fit for you before you work permanently.
Every job you take will be different from the last. Not saying there will be a big difference, but all companies have different ways of doing things and have different goals for the future. Temp-to-hire is a good way to get introduced into a company while seeing what the job market entails for your area of expertise.
Temporary or temp-to-hire positions will increase your self-confidence. I am sure you had to apply for several jobs before getting the one you are at now. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, before the age of 40, the average worker will hold at least 10 different jobs. This means you will be applying to a lot more than just 10 times. If you have experienced not hearing back from a position you applied for, it may be time to look for a temporary position to help get you back into the field you want to be in.
The more experience you have, the better. This holds true in all cases. A company wants to see that you have been successful in multiple positions that are similar to the one that they are hiring you for. With lack of experience comes lack of callbacks. This is why temporary positions are so beneficial.
If it is temp-to-hire and you don’t get the job, just think of it as another job to add on your resume to help you in your future job findings. And if it was no fault of you own, but the company could not financially hire you full-time, I am sure they would give you good reference when it comes time you are applying for other jobs.
Whether you are looking for a full-time job or something part-time, it is always good to work with a staffing agency that can give you the help you need to find temporary, permanent, or temp-to-hire positions.
Here at City Personnel, we work with you to help you find the best position for your qualifications. We know that the hiring process can be a stressful one, but we make it as least stressful as possible. If you are looking for a job, reach out to us, we would love to help you find the job you have always wanted.