Temporary positions often become permanent ones

09 Jan 2017

With years of experience strategically matching travel professionals with top employers, we at Travel Placement Service have a front-row view of industry trends as they unfold.

With years of experience strategically matching travel professionals with top employers, we at Travel Placement Service have a front-row view of industry trends as they unfold. While we match workers to both direct hire and temporary positions, you may be surprised to learn that the latter often lead to long-term placements. If you are looking for new, permanent employment, you might want to consider temporary opportunities to get your foot in the proverbial door. 

According to a recent article in The Washington Post, employers across all industries nationwide have more open positions than at any time since before the Great Recession. However, they are taking far longer to fill those spots. Some experts speculate that hiring managers are feeling general uncertainty as the economy continues to recover, and are therefore slower to make a long-term commitment to a potential employee. Begin your tenure with a company as a temporary worker, and an employer may be more likely to bring you on permanently.

"[Do] not disregard temporary work that could lead to full-time employment," professional recruiter Michael Hoffman told online news source Cleveland.com. "Companies are always looking for great people, and if you can prove yourself by doing temporary or contract work assignments, that might be the best way to get into a company."

Hiring managers, like most humans, often have a natural bias against the unknown. By joining a company as a temporary worker, you make yourself a known, and therefore more desirable, quantity. Demonstrate your work ethic, team spirit and aptitude for the position, and a company will be hard-pressed to let you go!

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