Temporary work is a popular choice among a range of jobseekers from students, graduates, through to qualified professionals. However, we are still finding there is a stigma attached to ‘temping’, and the core benefits are lost. We have explored the common myths and put together a list of clarifications on what it’s like to be a temp!
Temping work is basic
At Unitemps, there is a diverse range of temporary jobs available. Whether you’re looking for a fixed-term internship or searching for a career-boosting management role, you can find a variety of positions with us, from flexible jobs to part-time roles which are focused on your career development.
There are minimal prospects with temping
A lot of people believe temporary jobs won’t lead your career in any direction and a permanent role will offer more job security and progression. However, the greatest benefit of temporary employment is that it allows you to experiment in a new position or a new career path without fully committing to the role. Not to forget, you’ll also develop new skills to take on your career journey, boost your CV and gain extra topics to talk about during job applications and interviews.
Temp jobs are a time waster
Temping jobs allow candidates to fill any career gaps, such as becoming redundant, going back to university, or changing career paths. Temporary jobs are a benefit to candidates as they can stay up to date on their industry and therefore avoid missing out on valuable knowledge which can be useful for career skills and progression. Temporary jobs offer candidates a great deal of flexibility by allowing them to work contracted hours suitable for both the candidate and the employer. This flexibility allows candidates to balance personal responsibilities such as childcare duties, studying, and more.
Temporary workers don’t receive annual leave
Employees with temporary jobs are eligible for annual leave in the same way employees with permanent jobs are, as Unitemps candidates accumulate holiday pay by the hour and can take holiday leave when they need some time away from the work environment.
Temporary jobs are part-time only
There is a huge misconception that temporary jobs don’t offer full-time hours. However, the reality is many temporary positions offer flexibility to work full-time. If you are interested in full-time temporary work, take a look at the Unitemps vacancies available.
Limited long-term contracts
A lot of temporary jobs are advertised as having the potential to become permanent. Provided that you have a positive mindset and passion for the position – there is no doubt that a temporary job will allow you to start your career off on the right foot!
Discover the top ten reasons you should consider becoming a temp and register with Unitemps to start applying for temp jobs.
Last updated on 9 February 2022Share this article