4 Misconceptions about Temporary Employment

Whether you have gone through a staffing agency to find employment or not, you may harbor some misconceptions about it.

You may think, for example, that a stint at a staffing agency makes you look less employable later on in your career. This and other misconceptions lead a lot of people to not pursue temporary work, because they do not know about all of the benefits. Let’s take a look at some misconceptions people have about working for s staffing agency.

Misconception #1 – Working for a staffing agency makes you look less employable.

Working for a staffing agency does not make you less employable later on. It is true that you may not have as much to put on a resume if the jobs you accept from a staffing agency are short-term. But if they last for 3 months or more, you can still list them. And no matter how short the job was, you can still list the skills you used.

Misconception #2 – Temporary jobs mean less pay and menial labor.

Jobs through a staffing agency do not mean less pay, and all kinds of jobs can be available through a staffing agency. You can have your choice of temporary jobs, and tell the staffing agency your minimum rate of pay so that they make sure that you get what you are asking for.

Misconception #3 – Temporary jobs do not have flexible schedules.

A lot of people do not think that temporary jobs will have flexible schedules because either you are there to fill in for someone else or because the employers have a lot of temporary staffers to choose from. However, many temporary jobs do have flexible schedules. It is just like with permanent jobs; some have flexible schedules while others do not. Temporary work is no different.

Misconception #4 – Temporary work never leads to a permanent job.

The misconception that temporary jobs do not lead to permanent jobs is enough to turn a lot of people off from seeking temporary employment. However, a lot of people do get permanent jobs as a result of their temporary employment. If you are seeking a permanent job, you can tell the staffing agency upon applying. That way, the majority of the jobs they will send your way will be ones with a possibility of turning into permanent employment.

If you need assistance finding a job, contact Forge Industrial Staffing. Visit https://www.forgestaff.com or call or visit one of our 11 locations in Indiana and Michigan.

Employers can learn more at https://www.forgestaff.com/page/239/Clients.