Should You Temp after Graduation?
This year’s graduates are entering an uncertain job market in 2020. Finding a job after graduation typically comes with many challenges, but with the increased unemployment rates and unique working situations caused by COVID-19, the class of 2020 is likely feeling more pressure than previous classes. However, temping could be just the opportunity to help your job search. Here are a few reasons to consider it:
Money while you wait
The time between graduation and finding that first post-graduation job can be financially difficult. However, working a temp job could help you earn the money you need until you find a job.
It’s difficult to know how long it will take you to find a more permanent position, so you may be hesitant to pick up a job that you can work in the meantime. Luckily, temp work is, by nature, usually short term, meaning you have more flexibility.
Try out a job or field
Even if you went to school for a particular career field, you may not be sure what you want to do. Since the job assignments are typically short term, temping offers you the ability to test career paths relatively quickly before making a decision.
You can quickly gain experience
Many graduates run into the issue of not being able to find a job without experience and not being able to get experience without a job. However, recruiters at temp agencies can help you find temp jobs that can give you the experience you need for a more permanent job.
They could lead to a full-time position
There’s no guarantee, but it’s possible for a temp job to end with a full-time offer if you made a great impression during your assignment.
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