Most young professionals have been trained to think of their career path as a linear process, starting at graduation and through retirement with the same job or in the same field. Indeed, the very notions of success that are promoted in popular television, literature, and movies seem to show that permanence is good. However, these young professionals need to realise that many experienced workers regret not taking more chances earlier in their life and trying to experience as much as possible before settling down. While many of these regrets regard personal dreams and goals that were set early in life, these workers would attest to the benefits of trying different jobs before resting in one spot.
Temporary positions, in fact, are most commonly held by young professionals and those who are retired but want to earn a side income to their pensions. Temporary work can range from spending a few days working for a moving company to doing data entry for six months with a local accounting firm. These are only two examples of the many different types of temporary positions that are available to young workers who have not yet settled down to a job. While some of these positions are advertised in newspapers and on job websites, many are found by working with a recruiting agency. Temporary recruitment is a major part of the recruiting industry, with many companies seeking to hire temporary workers in lieu of the payroll and benefits commitment they have to make to permanent professionals. Temporary and project positions are often a win-win for the people involved.
Companies get the services of a qualified and enthusiastic worker who wants to gain experience, earn a check, and test the waters in a new field. Workers, in turn, get to experience a different job on a regular basis while making enough money to pay the bills. There are many reasons a younger worker should consider taking advantage of temporary recruitment. Workers can gain valuable experience in a field that they have interest in, like publishing or banking. As well, workers can see firsthand how a particular company or industry works on a daily basis. Indeed, project positions can offer a broad view of a variety of industries, allowing workers to gain experience while choosing their career field.
Finally, project work offers graduates a chance to move on without investing too much into a particular job. When a project is over in a week, month, or six months, the young professional can move onto another position or do as they please.
Wynnwith are a specialist engineering recruitment agency based in Woking, England. They provide a wide range of recruitment and managed services which include rail recruitment, aviation recruitment and defence recruitment solutions.