Try temping

Aug 23 2007 by Derek Torres Print This Article

Thinking about a new job in New Zealand? The Herald on Sunday thinks that you might want to try temp work instead. After all, temping isn't far off from the world of consulting, though you have less paperwork and lower overheads.

We can figure out the benefits temporary staff bring to employers, but why might it be good for you? For starters, having a go at a job will give you a good idea as to whether or not you'd want to work someplace full-time. How many times have people gone out and found a job, only to realize three days later that it's a horrible place to work?

As a temp-to-hire, you can see if it's a good fit for you and move on to something new once you're ready. On the flip side, companies are always looking for ways to save money, and by holding off on hiring people and bringing in temps, they can keep costs down and find an employee that fits for them, and that they can train.

So if you're in between jobs or having difficulties finding a permanent role, perhaps taking a look at temporary employment is an option worth considering.