When you’ve been in the job market for some time, you’ve certainly come across temporary-to-hire positions through a local staffing agency. Maybe you’re concerned about the stability of these jobs or how it might impact your resume or long-term career goals. There are many reasons that considering temp to hire is a good idea. So before you say walk away, consider these thoughts about partnering with a staffing agency to help you find your next job.
A full-time job is the end goal for everyone.
A temp-to-hire position has the end goal of permanent hiring. It is in the best interest of the client and the recruiter to make sure this can happen. The recruiter is going to work hard to find the right person for the job so the client is satisfied with their performance. Accepting a temp-to-hire position means that the recruiter believes that you will be a great fit for the opportunity and that a full-time job is possible at the end of the temp assignment if you do well.
You can try out the job and the company.
It’s not just the company that gets to try out a new employee on a temporary basis. You also get to learn if the environment, job, and team are the right fit for you. This means at any point during the temporary portion of the job, you can talk to your recruiter about what is or isn’t working for you. If a solution can be found, that’s great. If not, your assignment can end and the recruiter can help you find a better suited opportunity.
Your recruiter is your job search ally.
Never underestimate the power of having people in your corner. A recruiter is trained to match qualified candidates to open jobs, and you want to be at the top of their list when something great comes across their desk. They are truly your employment partner. They will work with you to find a good match and become someone you can go to throughout your career if you’re in need of a new job. And you never know, your new position could lead to a future management role where you need to have a good relationship with a recruiter to help you find qualified candidates.
Start working faster.
Many companies will start conversations with staffing services before putting the job out to the public on job boards or social media. So when you work with an agency, you’ll have access to new jobs before any of your competition. Your recruiter will want you to start working quickly as well, so they will want to work hard to find you the right opportunity.
When is it not a good fit?
The truth is, it’s rare that a temp-to-hire opportunity won’t be a good fit for a job seeker. It offers flexibility and experience to everyone involved in the transaction. You may be concerned about your earning potential because it’s a common misconception that staffing agencies take a “cut” of salary. That isn’t true, however, and all of the financial arrangements are between the client and agency. But the beauty of working temp to hire is that you will know when it’s not a good fit and have a resource to help you move forward, and that can be invaluable.
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Are you interested in considering a temp-to-hire position? Contact the recruiters at CornerStone Staffing, now hiring for jobs in DFW.