To Temp or Not To Temp: Pros and Cons

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What are the pros and cons of temporary engineering jobs?

To Temp or Not To Temp: Pros and Cons

One of the benefits of being an engineer is the career flexibility. Whether it's the specialty you choose or the length of the job, you are ultimately in control of your schedule and activities. This is especially true when you consider temporary staffing.

Sometimes plants only need to hire on a contract or temporary basis, and will look to an engineer staffing firm to fill their needs. For many, a temporary position may be exactly what's needed to gain more experience and funds without committing long term.

There are drawbacks to temporary engineering work, including a lack of long-term stability. However, the temporary employee is always in control of what type of work he or she does and where, and that is often what those searching for temporary engineering work are after.

Make a list of your career goals, including where you would like to be in five or ten years, and calculate the benefits and drawbacks to opting for a temporary engineering position.

   

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