Need work now?
If you’re looking for something that starts straight away, temporary work could be the ideal solution. And with over 20,000 recruiters looking for temporary staff on reed.co.uk right now, there’s really never been a better time to get going.
Never tried temping and want to learn more? Here’s what you need to know:
What is temporary work?
Temporary work can include anything from one day’s work, through to a year’s contract – covering a leave period, for example.
However, although temporary assignments can differ in duration, they often have one thing in common – employers are usually looking for you to start right away.
How can I let recruiters know I’m available for temporary work?
Call them, send them/us a updated version of your CV. Make sure that your CV highlights the correct skills and assets for that particular role.
Saying you’re available doesn’t necessarily mean you have to be available for every hour offered.
We will let you dictate to us exactly when you’re available, from mornings, afternoons, evenings and nights through to weekends or shift work only.
What’s more, you can easily change your availability at any time. So if you’ve found something that works for you, you simply need to update your details.
What are the benefits of temping?
Aside from allowing you to find a job fast, temping has a number of benefits you may not previously have considered. Whether it’s the flexibility to fit your work around your schedule and suit your lifestyle, the experience and contacts you gain from a position within the right industry, or just the freedom to do something out of your comfort zone on a short-term basis, temping can be an extremely valuable asset for your career.
And of course, there’s always the chance that your temporary position will lead to something more permanent, making it the perfect first step to bigger and better things.