Considering temporary work?

May 20, 2022

Considering temporary work? You’re not alone.

There are a lot varying opinions out there on whether or not temping is a good idea. Some people look down on temporary work, while others consider it to be a great solution and alternative to unemployment. And some even prefer temp work to long-term assignments!

But at the end of the day the only question that matters is this: Is temporary employment right for you? 

The only way to really know is to have a better picture of the benefits of temp jobs. And MDH are going to help you.

Here are some of the benefits of temporary work:

  1. Temp jobs offer flexibility.
  2. You can learn new skills.
  3. Temporary work can help you fill employment gaps.
  4. Temp jobs can lead to permanent employment.


  1. Temp jobs offer flexibility.

One of the great things about temporary work is that you can tailor jobs to fit your schedule. You can choose to work as many or as few hours as you want, depending on what your needs are.

It may be ideal for someone who wants to try out a job without making an extensive commitment, or someone looking to earn an income fast.

In fact, one in five people cite schedule flexibility as a reason for choosing temporary employment.

  1. You can learn new skills.

Looking to start a career, change fields, or build upon your current skills? Temporary work can help you.

Regardless of whether you do warehouse, production or other types of work, you can add the skills you gain through temp employment to your CV.

You might also get highly desirable, on-the-job training through short-term work. For instance, some temp jobs provide forklift or machine operation training. Two valuable skills that are a prerequisite for potential higher-paying positions.

All of this can increase your value to potential employers. Hiring managers are always looking for people with a variety of skills.

And if you are joining the workforce for the first time, temping can be a great way for you to gain necessary experience and build towards a long-term career.

  1. Temporary work can help you fill employment gaps.

Some people are reluctant to take on temporary work, even when unemployed, thinking that temp work may not look “good” on their resume.

But, in reality, temporary assignments are great for plugging the spaces between long-term roles. In fact, according to the REC, 64% of temp employees work in temporary positions to fill in the gaps between jobs.

Not only will you be able to earn some money while you search for the right fit, it will make you look more favourable in the eyes of hiring managers.

This is because employers can be reluctant to hire people with long periods of unemployment on their CV. For them, it can be reflective of a lack of commitment and dedication.

Showing a consistent work history will reassure hiring managers that you are responsible. And it may increase the likelihood of you getting contacted when applying to long-term jobs.

  1. Temp jobs can lead to permanent employment.

While a job may begin as a temporary role, it’s possible for it to turn into a permanent position.


Short-term assignments give you a chance to get your foot in the door with a specific company or team. If you prove to be a reliable worker, hiring managers at that company will be more likely to consider you when an internal position opens up.

After all, businesses would rather hire someone they know can do the work, than a new person they have to completely train.

Besides, any temp job gives you an opportunity to build valuable connections with managers and permanent workers, who can then refer you for jobs, in and out of their company.

Partnering with MDH

If you’re considering temporary work, MDH can help. We are knowledgeable, motivated and well-connected.

We have access to lots of jobs, some that you may not even have thought about.

MDH will be with you every step of the way. We will support your job search, prepare you for interviews, check in on you when you’re on a job, and will always be with you when you need us.

How MDH can help you….

Looking for employment and on the fence about taking on temporary assignments? Try partnering with us.

We specialise in temp, temp-to-hire, contract, and permanent staffing and have many employment opportunities available.

To see some of the jobs we offer, check out our current jobs. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, call us. New jobs become available daily.

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