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There are several ways a temp job can help you through a longer job search.

5 Reasons to Take a Temp Job During a Long Job Search

Are you in the middle of a long and frustrating job search? If so, you may benefit from working a temp job while conducting your search. While you may have your heart set on finding a permanent job first, temp work can provide you with valuable skills, assets, and connections that may just lead you to that permanent position in the future. Read on to learn more about what a temp job can give you in the middle of your long-term job search. 

You Can Find Temp Work Easily

Finding a temporary job is relatively easy, especially when you use a staffing agency like First Team Staffing. You should have a resume and cover letter prepared before reaching out to a staffing agency. Once you connect, you can meet with a recruiting agent, and they can help you find a position or organization suitable for your skills. 

Your Temp Job Can Help Pay the Bills

Looking for work while unemployed can be extremely stressful. Working a temp job can be helpful in that it helps you pay your bills without requiring that you take a job you dislike to cover your finances. With the help of your recruiter, you can find a temp job that interests you and helps you earn the paycheck you need. 

Temp Work Boosts Your Motivation

When you have a temp job, you get in the habit of sticking to a routine and spending your time proactively. Getting into this state of mind can help boost your motivation when applying for other work. Your confidence from working well at your temp job each day can also carry into your resumes and cover letters. 

Temping Exposes You to a Variety of Experiences

When you work at various temp jobs, you can try out multiple roles and experiences. This is great for people who are still figuring out exactly what they want to do or people who wish to broaden their skill sets. Additionally, when you gain more experience, you start to learn what you do and do not want in a job, which can help you eventually find your dream position. 

Your Temp Job Helps You Network

When you work at a few different companies as a temp, you get to work closely with various other people. These people can see you working up close and can become useful connections for you in the future. It’s always beneficial to have people you can use as a reference who can attest to your work style and strengths. 

By taking a new temp job, you can benefit from the valuable experience, connections, and motivation that can help you find your career in the future. 

Let First Team Staffing Be Your Employment Solution

First Team Staffing, located in Baltimore, MD, specializes in the recruitment and placement of professional and temporary workers. The company, founded in 1982, is now a national leader in our industry. In our 35+ years of business, First Team has remained hands-on, relationship-based, and dedicated to partnerships we forge with our clients. We are proud to help our clients achieve their goals by providing them with a flexible and qualified workforce while providing genuine career opportunities to candidates. First Team Staffing has offices in Baltimore, Aberdeen, White Marsh, Columbia, Bowie, and Sparrows Point, MD. We have recently opened offices in Tennessee, located in Nashville, La Vergne, and Mount Juliet. Visit us online or in-person today to start your job or employee search, or reach us by phone at 410-719-0404. Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter for employment advice and company updates.

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