As unemployment rates continue to drop across the nation, the traditional opportunities, such as full-time or part-time, are not the only positions to consider when it comes to your job.
Temporary and temporary-to-hire accounting jobs are becoming more and more available. You can learn more about temporary-to-hire by clicking here.
What is a Temporary Accounting Job?
A temporary position is usually two weeks to six months contract work. The role could be project-related or to cover the financial staffing needs for a maternity leave or medical leave employee.
Pros of a Temporary Position
- Source of income if you're unemployed
- Builds resume (could be something new to your skill set or just helps fill in a time gap of unemployment)
- Increases your professional network
- Develops more professional references
- Gives you flexibility at home if you have family obligations that prevent you from working full-time
Cons of a Temporary Position
- Might not be exactly what you want to do
- No security, as this may not lead to a full-time job
Just like anything else, there are pros and cons to each, but understanding the position and contract makes a big difference when it comes to making a decision. All opportunities are subject to conversation and possible negotiation. If you're considering taking a temporary accounting position, think about the following items and discuss these with your employer:
- Flexibility on dates
- Benefits, if any
As you embark on your journey for a new job or career in finance or accounting, keep your eyes open for different types of employment.
Our sister company, Clear Focus Financial Search, can help you with your permanent needs while we help you fill your resume gaps and keep you employed.
This article originally appeared on Clear Focus Financial Search.