If you are offered a temporary position in finance, you may be hesitant to take it—after all, you heard that if you take a temp job, it makes it more difficult to land a full-time job later on. However, the accounting recruiters at Beacon Resources encourage individuals to accept temporary assignments, especially if they are just starting their career or looking for a career change, and here is why:
- Build Your Skill Set:
Many full-time accounting positions require that you have previous experience in the field and with certain software, which can make it difficult for those new to the profession to land a job. Interim accounting jobs aren’t as stringent with candidate qualifications, which make them great learning opportunities for newbies. If you want to pad your resume with additional skills that will be sure to impress future employers, the recruiters at Beacon Resources can place you in a position that will help you do so.
Another advantage to accepting an interim position is that temporary assignments generally offer more work-life balance than traditional full-time jobs. If you want to work from home part time, chances are that the company will let you. Do you have school-aged children? Talk to your recruiter about placing you in a position that will let you be there for your children when they need you.
- Opportunity for More Work
Finally, one of the greatest advantages to accepting a temporary assignment is that it doesn’t have to remain temporary. If a company likes you enough, they aren’t going to want to let you go. When the need for a full-time accountant arises, they will more than likely offer you the position before they recruit from out-of-house.
Like all things in life, a temporary accounting position is what you make of it. If you’re ready to start your career and are willing to put forth the effort to grow as a financial professional, ask the recruiters at Beacon Resources about temporary assignments that may be right for you.