Temporary work can be beneficial to helping you make progress on your overall career goals. However, the short-term nature of temporary assignments can lead to the inaccurate notion that they don’t deserve the same amount of respect as full-time steady jobs. Learn more about the importance of starting and ending your temporary assignment on a good note:
- Valuable Experience
Taking your temporary assignment seriously can be beneficial in helping you learn new skills to put on your resume. This helps make you a more marketable candidate when job hunting. If you don’t put forth as much effort as you could, you’re wasting an opportunity to gain knowledge that could help you for years to come. It also helps you brush up on workplace competencies required at every job, such as communicating with colleagues, integrating into a company culture, and using feedback.
- Professional Relationships
Getting a job is often said to be about who you know, which is why it’s so important to network and create connections with others in the professional world. A temporary assignment that you take care to start and end on a good note could help you form relationships that could help you down the road, such as gaining a mentor who provides you valuable career advice or being provided leads on jobs your contacts know about from elsewhere.
- Future Opportunities
Just because an assignment is temporary right now doesn’t mean that the company may not have openings for full-time positions down the road. Making a great impression during temp work sets you up to be considered first for available jobs later on because hiring managers are more likely to want a candidate who already has knowledge about the company and a demonstrated record of high-quality performance.
- Psychological Boost
Your mindset is a major factor in achieving your goals. By working hard at a temporary assignment, you can gain confidence in what you have to offer in the workplace. This positive morale can help you with your job search efforts – it’s a lot easier to convince hiring managers of the value you would provide them if you learn to recognize it internally.
Are you looking for your next temporary assignment? Work with GuamTemps to find your next opportunity. We are a staffing firm located on Guam, and can provide you access to unlisted opportunities for local employers on Guam for both temporary staffing and direct placement. Learn more about our job seeker services.