Gone are the days when specialists seek to work in the same job role for ten, 15 or 20 years. The world of work is evolving and interim work is one path it is heading to. Recruitment agencies nowadays have moved beyond simply catering to permanent jobs and they are offering interim posts because the market demands it.
Interim jobs offer significant advantages including flexibility for those who do not wish to feel stuck in one role or those who wish to work around their studying schedule. Such roles are bursts of activity where the individual will focus on a project and because there is a limited time for performance, the individual is often expected to hit the ground running and provide the employer with quick results from the start.
For high performance to be achieved immediately, interim jobs require significant research before the job is even initiated where the individual must understand the business going into it and delineate the goals of the project to achieve the desired results.
Interim work involves high pressure, however, if conquered, the advantages are significant since interim work enables you to enhance your portfolio with work experience and with new skills. Despite coming in to help bring a project on its feet, you will always learn something in any work environment, an in interim work this is maximised.
When interim work comes by default from your recruitment agency, not by choice, you can still take advantage of the roles you find since there have been cases where interim roles turn into permanent jobs.