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Temp Work: The Best Way to Strike a Work/Life Balance

Do you want to spend more time with loved ones? Are you looking for an chance to catch up on a daunting to-do list? Or do you simply want to get more time off to enjoy hobbies?

You are not the only one.

Many people struggle to strike a balance between their personal and professional lives, and it’s a struggle that is changing the way people view their career choices. The answer to striking a balance between your work life and personal life lies in temporary work.


Taking on a temporary job was once simply a way to earn money when a person found themselves in between a “real” job, but not anymore. Temporary work helps balance the scales between personal and professional lives. And it may work for you, too.

Temporary employment is a great alternative to a full-time job, especially for those who enjoy flexibility and variety. It’s also one of the best ways to get your foot in the door with top companies.


The benefits of temporary employment go beyond granting the freedom of time to explore other passions and responsibilities. Namely, temporary work allows employees to gain practical work experience, either in their chosen industry or a different field. As a temp, employees can view the industry  from the inside instead of simply reading or talking about it, or learning about it in school. Temp work allows the opportunity to find out exactly which career path to take to get to a final career destination.

Temporary positions also allow workers to get a glimpse of different companies and organizations, and see firsthand how they function. It’s like auditioning different organizational styles to see what fits. Why wouldn’t you want to try your eventual career on for size?


Temporary work could become permanent. If you like your temporary role, and the organization you’re working for likes having you in that roll, the transition to a full-time position can be seamless.

With an impressive work ethic and charming personality, you can make yourself indispensable. To reach that status, you must treat every day like an audition and put your best foot forward. Arrive early, take on additional responsibility and fulfill the goals of your roll to the betterment of the company. Grab the attention of your employer and the opportunity for a permanent role will likely present itself.

To learn more about temporary employment, or to discuss the exciting job opportunities we offer that satisfy your schedule and your lifestyle, please contact Accounting Principals today.



Accounting Principals

We're Accounting Principals--a leader in finance and accounting staffing. In fact, since 2010, we've been part of Adecco Group, a Global 500 company and leader in staffing services around the world. But this isn't staffing as usual. We take quite a different approach than most staffing agencies. A people-focused approach. We believe in forming real relationships with both our clients and our candidates. We want to understand the needs on both sides.