Was your New Year’s resolution to save money?
If so, there may be a strategy that you’re not considering this year.
Did you know that working temporary jobs in your off hours or while you’re searching for full time employment can be a great way to earn extra income? You can save at least $1,000 this year or maybe even earn a little more. It may even lead to the right full time opportunity that you would never have considered otherwise.
4 Benefits of Working Temporary Assignments to Earn Extra Cash
It Will Keep Your Skills Sharp
If you have faced prolonged periods of unemployment, temping can help you keep your skills up to date, and even allow you to learn new things as you go. This will be great for your resume and to demonstrate that even while you don’t have permanent work that you are dedicated to working.
It Will Keep You Engaged
Many people who don’t work every day, including those who have retired by choice, feel like they are missing out on the connections they once had while maintaining a professional job. By working temp you can keep up with workplace interactions that can help you feel engaged.
You Will Meet the Right People
We can’t begin to tell you the number of times short term assignments turn into permanent job offers. You will have a chance to meet decision makers in the company. Even if they don’t have a job available when you’ve completed your assignment, if you make a good enough impression they’ll remember you when they do.
You Can Use Your Off Time Wisely
But working temporary, even for a long term, can have its own benefits. You can earn money when you want to be working, but when you don’t you can use your time any way you see fit. Do you want to finally finish that novel you’ve had in your head for years? Work temporary and between assignments, concentrate on writing. Whatever it is you want to do, you can make temp work around it.