Looking to secure a temporary role over the Christmas period?
From meeting new people and gaining additional experience, to exploring your career path and earning a little extra cash over the Christmas holidays, there are plenty of perks surrounding temp jobs, especially over the festive season.
Read on to find out the many advantages of securing a temporary position over the Christmas period with Stafffinders.
Earn extra money for the festive season
One of the biggest advantages of securing a temp role across the festive season is gaining that extra cash just when you need it! Christmas is undoubtedly the most cash-strapped time of year for many of us, especially when you take into consideration the cost-of-living concerns at the moment, so of course, a seasonal job would help and take a bit of pressure off of your pocket. Whether you can only fit in a few shifts in between your busy schedule or you’re looking to make the most of your spare time over the holidays, any shifts that you pick up can make a difference!
Enjoy a flexible working schedule
A temporary role means that you can plan your work around YOU, rather than the other way around. Maybe you are studying and need that extra bit of money to pay your rent, or perhaps you are looking after family members and require a flexible shift pattern. Having this flexibility not only improves your work-life balance but can also bring a great sense of freedom, despite how scary a non-fixed contract can seem at first.
Meet new people and network
You’ve probably heard the saying ‘it’s not what you know, it’s who you know’, and temping will provide you with a lot of ‘who’. You’re bound to meet a variety of new people when working in a Christmas job, making it the perfect chance to add to your contacts – both professionally and socially. As you work your way through temp roles, take the opportunity to make a good impression on those you encounter along the way, and subsequently expand your network.
Gain additional experience
If your CV is looking a little bit tired, a Christmas job is the perfect way to spruce it up. Temping allows you to build invaluable experience and boost those interpersonal skills every employer looks for. Through temp roles, you’ll pick up a vast amount of new skills, which all go towards building an even stronger CV for future full-time, permanent jobs. Every new workplace brings new settings and, most importantly, new opportunities – which in turn will enable you to grow your confidence in the workplace!
Protection and securities
If you think that you won’t receive the same securities as your permanent position counterparts – think again! As a temp worker, you will still be entitled to all of the benefits that any other individuals would, such as sick pay and holiday allowance. In the Hospitality sector, you would still be entitled to your share of the gratuities received.
Enhanced career opportunities
As with any temporary job, there is always the possibility of it leading to something long-term. Work to the best of your ability, show off your skills, and make a good impression – you never know where it could lead! Even if they have nothing available at the time, it might lead to another opportunity at some point in the future. It is also a clever way of finding out what job or industry you would ideally like to work for in the future, especially if you are unsure what kind of role you would like to end up in.
Interested in a temp role in Paisley, Glasgow, Edinburgh or beyond? Stafffinders have plenty of tips and advice for temp workers looking to secure a new position: