Did you hear about the temp to hire jobs?

In today’s competitive job market, many employers want to take the time to find the ideal employee for each job. One way they do this is by offering temp-to-hire positions, also known as contract-to-hire positions. A temp-to-hire position is one in which an individual is hired for a temporary period (often about 3 – 6 months). At the end of this period, the employee is eligible for a full-time position.

A temp-to-hire job serves as an extended job interview; the employer can observe the employee and decide whether she is a good fit for the company, and the employee can also assess whether she would want to work at the company permanently.

If you’ve been job hunting for a long period of time, you know how it can wear you down.  You’re getting rejection letters (or e-mails), and the experience may have been a disappointing one.  Taking the temp-to-hire job will remind you how good you are at what you do, and will help to rejuvenate your job search.

Also, temp-to-hire is an opportunity to help you build up your rèsumè.  As a temporary, you may get a chance to work in a new area and acquire new skills that you can then include on your rèsumè.  You may be able to strengthen your rèsumè where it’s less than stellar, learn a new technology or a new business method.

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