Thinking of temping?

By
Mark Burman
in Insights

It’s something that happens to all of us at some point in our lives. No matter how sure you once were about what you wanted to do with your life, or how happy you used to be in your line of work, it’s completely natural that, at some point, you’ll start to feel unsure about your career path.


This can happen at any time in your life. Perhaps you’ve recently left school, and you’re not sure which industry to dive into. Maybe you feel like you’re in a dead-end job, and you’re wondering if there’s something else out there for you. You could have recently retired, and found yourself longing for something productive to engage with. Or, you may need flexible working arrangements to fit in around a busy home life, hobbies or travel.

Well, the answer to all of these dilemmas can (surprisingly) be temporary work!

Temporary work can be an excellent way to test yourself in new industries and lines of work. You could have worked your whole life in the private sector, but feel that you’d love to try a role in the public sector, so here at Search and Select, we could place you in a temporary public sector role to allow you test the profession and find out if it works for you. And, while you were testing this profession, you’d also be earning money!

In temporary work, there’s also a great deal of freedom that comes with the lack of commitment to the role. After being placed in a temporary job, there’d be absolutely no pressure for you to continue on in the position once your contract had finished. This means that temping can present an incredible opportunity for you to try a new and exciting field of work, and if you find that it’s not really for you, you can move on to something else without any difficult conversations or hurt feelings!

Temping also presents an excellent opportunity to keep yourself busy and keep your mind engaged in the quieter times in your life. If you find yourself in between jobs, and you’re not entirely sure what it is that you want to do with yourself, securing a temporary position can be an excellent way to keep yourself occupied and stimulated, without getting stuck in a job that you’re not really happy with!

Now, if all that’s not enough to tempt you into temping, what if I was to tell you that our services are completely FREE to you as a customer? So, you can get in touch with us, and we can do all the difficult leg work for you, finding you an exciting temporary position, and it’ll cost you absolutely nothing.

Add on top of that the fact that, at Search and Select, you won’t be viewed simply as a ‘Temp’. Instead, you’ll be viewed as a valued member of our wider team, where you’ll receive an array of benefits, in addition to your pay and the support of one of our experienced consultants.

So why not apply to us at Search and Select, and let us help you in starting the next chapter in your life through temporary work? www.searchandselect.com

Author: Mark Burman

He's our temp and contract recruitment specialist, but Mark also does accounts, IT and marketing. Spends his downtime fishing and marathon running.

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