Temp 1-2-1: Emma Marriott, Recruitment Consultant at Unitemps
We caught up with Emma to find out about her experiences working in a temp role and what advice she has for anyone thinking about temping in the future.
What attracted you to temping?
I was out of work for a while due to family commitments, so when the time came to return to work I wanted something that would be quick to get into and had a simple process. Also, I wasn’t overly sure on whether there would be further commitments I would have to deal with but I knew that temp work wasn’t a permanent fix and I could take on shorter assignments if needs be.
What kinds of roles have you taken on?
In previous years, I have always worked in permanent roles so temping isn’t something I have been familiar with. Since 2016, I have worked in two temp roles, one of which I’m still currently working in and really enjoying it. I would definitely recommend temp jobs to those who are looking for extra work and/or a full-time job on a temp basis.
How did the flexibility of temping help you?
I have worked in 2 temp roles, both of which have been full-time hours as I am able to work Mon – Fri and typical office hours. Each have offered me flexibility around starting at a later time due to doing the school run with my daughters in the mornings and also flexibility when it comes to my daughters full stop - I have never had a problem and it makes life much easier for me.
What is your advice for other temps out there?
I think no matter how long your role is for, you should take it seriously and see it as valuable experience that can be added to your CV. Further down the line, employers will view your CV and be able to see that you’re hard working and dedicated. It will also increase your chances of employment.
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