Thursday, February 24, 2011
How permanent is permanent?
A permanent job may be as permanent as curly hair from a ..permanent.
Anyhow—Anita Bruzzese, Gannett, says a lot of jobs around are temporary or full-time freelance or contract or some mutation of a real job.
Employers don’t have to offer bennies—whew, dodged that one!
At present, only 1.5% of the workforce is contingent—this could go to 5%…but still, only 5%.
But still…a big jump.
Supposedly, these temps love the flexibility and varied experience.
People are advised to seek temp as eagerly as permanent. It can lead to permanent—yes, it can, but the employer needs some reason to make this move.
Talk up your suitability, your accomplishments.
If you got it through a recruiter—check in when the temporary gig is about to end—see if they have something else or can negotiate for you.