Whether you are currently in between jobs, studying, or simply seeking a work/life balance, temporary work can be a terrific solution.
Enjoy the flexibility that comes with temporary work. You can choose the assignments you want, and leave the ones you don’t.
Benefit from the higher hourly rates and casual loading that accompany temporary work and enjoy the peace of mind that you are being rewarded for every hour you work.
Undertaking temporary assignments is a brilliant way to build on your existing skills and be exposed to a variety of companies, industries and workplace environments. You will gain a broad array of skills, knowledge and insight that will keep you on your toes. Enjoy the variety that comes with temporary work – no two assignments will be the same.
Expand your network
Take advantage of the networking opportunities that come hand in hand with temporary work. Expand your career contacts by meeting and working with a range of successful professionals from a range of industries in each temporary assignment that you commence.
New to temporary work? That’s OK. We have compiled some quick pointers to ensure your first temporary assignment will be a success.
Keeping your consultants up to date with your availability is crucial. Maintaining regular contact keeps you at the forefront of their minds, and at the top of their list when temporary assignments come in.
When you accept your first temporary assignment, ensure you are well prepared for your first day of work. Look up the location of the company and estimate how long it will take you to commute. Look at bus or train timetables and plan to arrive at least 10 minutes early, or if you’re driving, make sure you allow extra time in the case of traffic. Research the company to gain an understanding of the type of work you will be doing, and make sure you know the name of the person to ask for on arrival. The more prepared you are, the more confident you will be.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions
Whilst there is a certain level of skill expected from you as a temporary employee, don’t be afraid to ask questions if you are unsure. Be proactive, ask questions and feel confident in your ability to successfully complete the task at hand.
Remember, when you’re placed in a temporary assignment you are representing your agency, so a well-groomed, professional appearance is essential. Increase the possibility of extending your assignment or being asked to come back a second time by looking polished, professional, and exerting a friendly and personable approach.
Temporary work is all about flexibility. It is important to be open to working in a range of industries and roles within your skill set, and undertaking each assignment with a positive, flexible attitude. Many temporary assignments come in last minute, so being available and ready to start an assignment the next day is desirable. The key to being successful lies in communicating regularly with your consultants to ensure they know exactly the types of roles you are comfortable with, and when you are available. When you commit to an assignment, it is important that you see it through.