The Hidden Benefits of a Temporary Job in Supply Chain Management

by Richard C. Wilson on August 22, 2012

Taking a temporary job in supply chain management may sound like settling for something when you can’t find a permanent job.  However, in today’s competitive and volatile job market, a temporary job can be an excellent opportunity for employers and job seekers alike. Temporary jobs are becoming more popular as a starting point for many companies.

There are many benefits to taking a temporary job in supply chain management. Some of them include:

Filling a gap in your resume. – One of the most common reasons that people take a temporary job is to fill a time of unemployment. This is a good thing as gaps on your resume are not always positive; therefore, having something to put on your resume during times of unemployment, while between supply chain management jobs, is a good idea and a temporary job is a great option.

Build your skills. – A temporary job can allow you the opportunity to build up your skill set. If you are hoping to begin your career in supply chain management, a temporary job can be an excellent start.  Many times, companies are more likely to hire someone without as much experience if it is in the capacity of a temporary position. This means that you have the opportunity get experience in supply chain management while still working.

Shows you’re flexible. – Taking a temporary supply chain management position shows that you are flexible and willing to work in any manner available. Though it may not be your ideal, and you obviously are planning to obtain a permanent position, taking a temporary position shows that you are willing to gain experience and employment wherever you are able.

Allows you to show what you can do for a company. – There are many big companies that now only employ certain positions through a trial period with a temporary agency.  This allows a company to determine if you are a good fit for them and the job. In addition, it gives you the opportunity to show what you have to offer the company. If you are fortunate enough to land a supply chain management job through a temporary placing, give it your all and ensure you show the company what a great employee you would be. You may find this as an excellent way to get your foot in the door.

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