As someone who has previously worked as a temp employee, I know all about submitting weekly timesheets and that feeling of never being able to take holidays because it’s a day less on your paycheck. What I also know is how incredibly hard I worked to show my managers that I wasn’t just a quick fix. I was an asset to their team.
Sure enough I got offered two permanent jobs from two contract positions that were only meant to last a few weeks. It’s not about taking a risk; it’s about whether you can seize an opportunity that could change what you value in your work such as job satisfaction, independance, attitude towards your job, environment, autonomy etc .
From my experience these are the reasons I believe contract/temp jobs can be a game-changer to your career:
In times of recession, cntract workers are a means for companies to increase their productivity and output, thus increase their revenue. The more successful a business becomes, the more it can spend on permanent headcount. For now contracts positions are only what these companies can offer, but it is up to you what you make of that opportunity.