Would you ever accept a temporary position as a bookkeeper, accountant, or other financial professional? Often, people who are new to our network say they wouldn’t. They are interested in full-time job opportunities only. That’s understandable, but it might also be a little short-sighted.
As with anything else in life, there are pros and cons to temp work as a financial professional. In some situations, the advantages might far outweigh the drawbacks. To help you understand why, let’s take a point-by-point look at both sides of the coin…
The Pros of Temporary or Short-Term Financial Openings
Temporary employment is often thought of as something people turn to only when a full-time job isn’t open. However, there are lots of advantages to short-term openings, including:
Temporary financial work often entails higher pay on a per-hour basis. That’s particularly true if you have a skill or specialty that is in-demand.
Work on short-term financial projects tends to move at a faster pace. Often, businesses are on a tight deadline to meet filing requirements, which lends a sense of excitement to the effort.
Because temporary financial job openings sometimes need to be filled quickly, companies will bring in an individual and then train them for the work that’s needed. So, you could end up with new skills or resume qualifications you didn’t have before.
Some temporary arrangements involve travel to fun destinations with expenses and accommodations covered. If you don’t need to stay close to home, a short-term project could offer the chance to get away.
Of course, it goes without saying that some temporary employees are hired as full-time staff members. If you’re great at what you do, a supervisor or executive is probably going to notice.
The Cons of Working as a Temporary Financial Employee
While there are undoubtedly some big advantages to working on a short-term basis, there are a couple of important drawbacks as well:
Temporary employment is by definition less stable. Eventually, the contractor position could end and you might have to start your next job search from scratch (although you could walk away from your assignment with new connections and recommendations).
Most temporary financial job openings don’t provide insurance or other benefits. That could be an issue for those who rely on coverage from their primary employer.
The Bottom Line on Financial Temp Work
There is necessarily no right answer about whether you should consider financial temp work or not. Instead, it’s a case that suits some individuals and not others; or, that it suits different employees at certain points in their lives, even if it doesn’t make sense all the time.
If you don’t necessarily need the security of a long-term job right now, or the extra benefits that come with traditional employment, then why not fill in your resume and have a bit of fun with a short-term opening? It could just provide the boost in income and career flexibility you need.
To learn about temporary or permanent financial openings in your field, talk to the expert recruiters at AF Staffing today!
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Once in a while, we meet with a human resources manager or department head that is a bit skeptical of the work our financial staffing firm does. They may wonder how we can contribute to the hiring process, or even worry that we are out to replace them.
Of course, we don’t want to do either. Our job is simply to help them find better financial candidates, speed up the interview and on boarding process, and make it easier for them to get and retain the talent they need. That’s probably why so many veteran HR professionals love working with us – we do everything we can to make their lives easier.
If you’re in charge of bringing fresh faces into your organization or department, we think you’ll appreciate our work, too. Here are just a few of the simplest reasons why…
We Make it Easier to Find Financial Professionals
There are a lot of accountants, bookkeepers, and even financial executives out there. Unfortunately, they all have their own skills, qualifications, salary requirements, and so on. What starts out as a simple recruiting effort can easily turn into a needle-in-a-haystack search if you don’t know where to look.
A firm like ours specializes in financial recruiting. That means we know which rocks to turn over to find the best candidates, and can help you fill your openings faster.
Our Team Can Bring You “Hidden Talents” Who Aren’t Looking for Work
One Catch 22 within the financial recruiting business – and virtually every other field – is that the most talented and qualified individuals typically don’t find themselves looking for new jobs all that often. Sometimes you can’t find the person you really need because they are already employed by one of your colleagues or competitors.
As financial recruiters, we maintain a large network that includes many already-employed men and women. These “hidden talents” are open to hearing from us about the right job, even though they haven’t posted their resumes online.
We Can Save Your Company Time and Money
Often, a human resources representative will find themselves interviewing financial candidates who have resumes that are “close enough.” After they are hired, the company has to spend a bit of money training that person for the job, and possibly outsourcing work because the new professional isn’t ready to fill the position yet.
Because we can help you find the perfect person, we give you the opportunity to have someone step in and get to work on day one. That means less time and money wasted on training, waiting, and temporary employees.
We have yet to meet a human resources team that isn’t already stretched for time. By working with a financial recruiting firm, you get better candidates, spend less on training, and enjoy lower turnover. In other words, we make it easier for you to do your job effectively.
To learn more about our company and how we can boost your financial recruiting efforts, contact the AF Staffing team today!
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When most men and women are looking for a job, they consider the basics: where a company is locating, what the position pays, and what benefits are being offered. Those are obviously big considerations and good things to consider right off the bat. However, there is more to a financial job opening than originally meets the eye.
In our 18+ years of experience as financial recruiters, we have learned that the details that make or break most opportunities aren’t the ones that are immediately obvious. That’s why we help the professionals we work with to get the best fit in all areas of their working lives.
To give you a sense of what that means, and why it’s so important, let’s take a look at three financial job opening details that are easy to overlook…
Company and Department Culture
It’s cliché, but every business and department is a bit like a family. They all have their own histories, individuals, and collective personalities. Two individuals with the same resume might not necessarily fit into the same companies, or be happy with their working environments.
A good financial recruiter doesn’t just know candidates, but also clients as well. We know the personality of each manager and organization we work with. That’s important, because it allows us to match you up with others who mesh well with your style and want to see you succeed.
Opportunity for Advancement
Nearly every employer is going to advertise an opening as having an “opportunity for advancement,” but we all know that some financial openings offer more room for growth than others. That might not matter to you if you’re content to hold your current position for many years to come, but it could become important if you want to increase your pay, skills, and responsibilities in the future.
We weigh both the opportunity within a specific job and a candidate’s ambitions together to help make good introductions. That’s the key to keeping everyone happy in the long run.
Travel, Excitement, and Other “Soft Benefits”
Although a lot of people don’t realize it, there really are a lot of different types of financial jobs out there. Many involve 9-to-5 work at the same office over a number of years, but there are temporary projects that bring extensive travel, specialty openings with fast-paced work and high compensation, as well as other positions with so-called “soft benefits.”
The point is that your lifestyle should match the job you’re looking to take, but it isn’t always easy to read between the lines from a simple employment listing. That’s where a financial recruiter can step in and help.
It’s only natural for financial professionals to focus on the financial details of an available position, along with tangible benefits and perks. However, we would remind you that the right fit isn’t just about the number that shows up on your paycheck – it’s about working in an environment you enjoy and being able to nudge your career in the right direction.
If you want to know what kinds of opportunities are available for someone with your skills and expertise, now is the perfect time to get to know the AF Staffing team. Contact us today to see how easy it is to join our network!
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