Many of you who have gotten the axe often discover that your kind of fulltime position has vanished. That’s why temporary employment is a good option.
You’re familiar with the same old story: You probably lost your job because companies have been shrinking their current fulltime staffs through downsizings. Those companies then surround fulltime employees with part-time workers.
It used to be that companies hired temps only fill-in just for clerical and unskilled workers. Today, employers are hiring managers, accountants, lawyers, and engineers for temp jobs. As a matter-of-fact, professional people are the fastest growing category of part-time workers.
For some of you a part time job with a company could be as good as it gets. Although you know you’ve been hired for just several months, you’ve been told that if you do a good job you’ll be put on the payroll fulltime.
Take that with a grain of salt. A large percent of temp workers do get fulltime positions. But keep this in mind: companies want to keep much of their staff as temporary workers. That’s why temporary employment can be a win for bot you and the company that brings you aboard as a temp.
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RANDY PLACE is a job finding coach and author of “Your One-Minute Job Finding Coach: How to Find a Job and Manage Your Career While Coping With The Hassles of It all.”