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Benefits of a Temp Job While Unemployed and Searching

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Madison Schacht
Manager of Talent Acquisition
November 23, 2021
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Have you recently lost your job or left a toxic workplace? As you job hunt, you may be able to collect unemployment benefits, but the alternative of temporary work could be even more beneficial. Working with a staffing agency like That’s Good HR to find a temp job while unemployed and still searching may even help you find a permanent position quicker! Check out the many benefits to working a temp job while you continue your job search. 

Continue building your resume and skillset

If your job search goes on for a longer period of time, some individuals may be nervous about a gap in their resume. Temporary work can help fill in that gap. The skills and experience you gain from a temp job while unemployed can also add some great new features to your resume. And the flexibility of temporary work means that you’ll still have time to take that shiny new resume on a job interview whenever you need to!

Learn more about your field (or a new one)

At That’s Good HR, we focus primarily on placements for job seekers in the fields of HR, administrative, customer service, healthcare and accounting. If you’re already building a career in one of these fields, then the experience you gain at a temp job while unemployed could be a great benefit to your future. But if you are looking for a new career field, temporary work can be the perfect way to explore your options. With available placements from a variety of local employers, you might just discover a passion for something new. 

A temp job while unemployed could turn permanent

The staffing specialists at That’s Good HR can help you look for temp assignments, temp-to-hire arrangements and direct hire placements. A temp-to-hire position specifically could be the perfect fit for unemployed individuals still searching for something permanent. In this situation, we would match you with a local business for a set amount of time with an end date, which provides a natural time to assess the fit of the position for both parties. 

If both you and your employer feel comfortable with the temp-to-hire job becoming permanent, then you would move onto their official payroll, etc. If for some reason the assignment is not working out, or it is in the company’s best interest to keep the position temporary, our staffing specialists will work with you to find a new placement. 

Network with local employers

We’ve all heard the old adage “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” Well, working in a temp job while unemployed is the ultimate way to network with fellow Hoosiers. Your employers can see your work ethic and skill set first hand, and you can get to know coworkers and managers in a professional setting beyond the typical hour-long interview. These relationships are obviously beneficial if you apply for a permanent position within that organization, and if you move forward with a job search elsewhere, you’ll have a number of new references for your applications or LinkedIn profile

Work directly with a staffing specialist

When you work with That’s Good HR, our staffing specialists truly care about you and have your best interest in mind during your search for either a temporary or permanent position. But you don’t just have to take our word for it. “I have really enjoyed working with my staffing specialist,” said recent candidate Jessica Jordan. “She has been so wonderful and thoughtful to work with. She listens to what I am looking for and has never pressured me to interview for a position I did not feel was a good fit. My happiness with an opportunity is equally important to her as the employer’s happiness.”

If you are ready to start your job search with That’s Good HR, you can submit your resume or contact us directly at 317-469-4141! We’d love to help you find the next step in your career. 

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Myths about Temporary Jobs

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Madison Schacht
Manager of Talent Acquisition
October 12, 2021
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Temporary Jobs

You’re out of work, but the bills keep coming in. Someone suggests a temporary position, and you react with a shudder. Myths abound about temporary jobs. People think they’re for people who can’t find real jobs. They assume temporary job placements don’t offer job security, benefits, or a future with the company. 

Most of the myths surrounding the temporary job market simply aren’t true. Temporary jobs can be the answer to your job hunting challenges. You won’t be alone – 16 million employees are in temporary or contract positions. A temporary job can offer flexible schedules or a chance to get your feet wet in a new industry. Let’s shatter some myths about temporary positions.

Temporary jobs aren’t professional

Temporary positions have a reputation for being the lowest on the employment ladder. People who have devoted years to education and work experience may fear a temporary position distracts them from their career goals. In fact, temporary positions may require top-level skills to jump into a company and contribute to the team. They give workers a chance to expand their professional network and get in front of industry decision-makers, which can open future doors.

Temporary jobs don’t offer benefits

Anyone who has shopped for healthcare insurances understands the importance of this job-related benefit. While temporary positions usually do not include company-paid healthcare insurance benefits, many staffing companies like That’s Good HR have in-house benefits for the temporary employees they place. 

Temporary jobs have no job security

Working in a temporary job gives you a chance to showcase your talents to a potential employer, which may lead to a permanent position. Employers want the best employees. If you are bringing your A-Game to the company each day, you’ll be in a much better position to showcase your skills and move to the front of the line when a permanent position opens. A temp-to-hire position is the perfect answer for someone who wants long-term employment. After a period of testing the waters, both the company and the temporary employee may agree they want to make the relationship permanent. Everyone wins!

Temporary jobs are for low-level tasks

Temporary positions have an unfounded reputation for being entry-level or grunt work positions. That’s not true. Many companies turn to temporary staffing for human resources positions, executive assistants, administrative work, or healthcare careers.

Temporary jobs are a last resort

Temporary jobs bring their own advantages to the workforce table. Maybe it’s time for a career change, or at least a career adjustment. Temporary jobs let you learn new skills firsthand, providing valuable experience for your resume. Temporary jobs can be a flexible solution for someone who does not want to commit to a full-time, year-round job commitment. They may be the right option for parents with schoolchildren, who want to be home during summers and school breaks. 

Don’t be afraid to check out temporary jobs during your job search. The myths aren’t true. Temporary jobs offer the all-important foot in the door to many industries. They can help you expand your professional network and pick up new professional skills. Keep an open mind as you check out the job board at That’s Good HR, which offers several temporary, temp-to-hire, and permanent job placements. The match matters, and sometimes it’s the match you never would have considered otherwise. Want to learn more? Contact That’s Good HR now to find out how we can help you find the perfect match.

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