There’s no time like the present to try something new! That’s always true, but it’s particularly important right now. With unemployment rising and a lot of industries almost completely shut down, people are starting to search for employment outside their comfort zone.
So even if you’ve never tried it before, now’s the perfect time to try out temp work. Not sure what it is, or what it can do for you? Keep reading. And when you’re ready, get started with Bluecrew to try it for yourself.
Temp work is exactly what it sounds like: temporary jobs. These positions can come in a number of formats:
Clearly, there are a lot of different types of temporary jobs out there, and there are options for everyone. Whether you need to build your resume, jumpstart your career, tap into flexible work, or find a way to make extra money when you’re between permanent jobs, everyone can find what they need with a good temp position.
Temporary work can sometimes get a bad rap, but it isn’t deserved. There are a few common misconceptions that can convince people to overlook great temporary work opportunities. Here are a few of the most common ones we hear:
Myth #1: Temp jobs don’t come with benefits.
Not necessarily true! It completely depends on the temp agency you’re working with. If you choose to work with an agency that classifies workers as 1099 contractors, you’re unlikely to get any access to basic benefits and protections like overtime pay, sick pay, workers’ compensation, or health insurance. If you instead choose a company (like Bluecrew!) that classifies workers as W-2 employees, you can tap into all of those important benefits.
Myth #2: Temp jobs can’t lead to good careers.
If a good, long-term career is what you’re looking for, temp work can actually be a great way to get started! A lot of our Bluecrew Crew Members start in temporary or temp-to-hire positions at our client companies and convert into permanent employees. Many who stand out even earn promotions and move up quickly to help with management or other responsibilities. Getting a strong career is all about what you put into it. Temp work can be a great way to get your foot in the door at a company you love.
Myth #3: If I take temp work, I can’t continue my job search.
Tapping into the temp job market can actually help with your job search. For one thing, you’re ensuring that you don’t have a large resume gap. Continuing to be productive and learn new skills through temporary work is actually attractive to hiring managers because it demonstrates your curiosity and drive. Not only can it lead to permanent opportunities at your temporary employer, it also offers the safety of a paycheck while you search for a long-term job you love. And when you work with a temp agency like Bluecrew, where you can choose the shifts you want to work, you still have the flexibility you need to interview and apply for other positions.
Ready to try out a temporary position? We’d love to help you out.
With Bluecrew, you can choose from a wide range of employers, positions, and shifts. This means you can pick up on-demand jobs, long-term temp jobs, or even temp-to-hire positions all through our platform. This is what the process looks like:
Step #1: Sign Up.
Create an account here and download the Bluecrew app to your smartphone. Just give us a bit of information about what type of work you want to do and fill out a profile. This will help us match you with the best jobs for your goals and your career!
Step #2: Complete a quick remote interview.
Due to COVID-19, our interviews have gone completely remote! Whenever it works for you, simply open up the app and answer a few quick questions. We’re a team of real people, so one of our corporate recruiters will mark your interview as complete. After that, fill out quick onboarding paperwork so we can verify that you’re an eligible U.S. worker!
Step #3: Browse and accept jobs on-the-spot.
Our technology uses your career interests, location, and additional information to match you with the jobs that are the best fit for you. Check out different jobs and employers and know that there’s never a penalty for turning down a position you aren’t excited about. With Bluecrew in the palm of your hand, you’re in the position to drive your own career.
Step #4: Profit.
Get paid weekly for the shifts you take and rest assured that we’ve got your back. As a W-2 employee of Bluecrew, you’re covered with workers’ compensation insurance, liability insurance, overtime pay, sick pay, and more.
Seem easy enough? Then let’s get to work.
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