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Should I Wait for the Right Job or Take the ‘Right Now’ Job?

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the job market has shifted to favor job seekers. Employers are coping with a talent shortage and are trying to sweeten the deal for prospective employees. That said, your job search may not have immediate results, and circumstances may force you to think about whether to hold out for the right job or take a position that’s right – for now.

Conventional wisdom holds that you shouldn’t take the first job you’re offered and that you should find a permanent position that offers you the best opportunity to use your skills in a job you love. Unfortunately, if you’re in a financial crunch, you may not have the luxury of waiting. Besides, there are other reasons to dive right into a job – even if it’s a temp job.


Work in temporary positions often provide a chance to broaden your skill set. The real-world experience you gain can be a valuable addition to your resume, showing your knowledge is functional in a business environment. Plus, you can acquire new skills, interact with systems you haven’t used before, and learn new methods for completing tasks. All these opportunities make you a more attractive candidate, increasing your odds of landing a great job.

Career Exploration

You may have a general idea of what you want to do permanently, but temp assignments allow you to explore various trade specialties and can help you identify the best fit for you. If your firsthand experience makes you want to work in that field permanently, you can fine-tune your job search accordingly. If the job isn’t as fulfilling as you thought it might be, you aren’t committed to the role long-term. Instead, you can move on, armed with experience and a little closer to finding the right job for you.

Networking Opportunities

Temp jobs give you chance to make connections might not have made otherwise. This can give you new contacts that may be able to help you find an amazing opportunity down the road. Making a positive impression in a temporary role is a great way to build a network that can lead you to unadvertised positions or direct referrals, both of which may lead to your dream job.

Mega Force can help you find the right opportunity, even if it’s just for right now. Our employment agency can help you find jobs in Wilson and throughout North Carolina. Start your job search today.


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