The perks and challenges of temping: experiences from our candidates

Posted on Friday, May 19, 2023 by Emma HNo comments

Temping can be an exciting and rewarding way to gain experience, build your skills, and earn a living. At Love Success, we work with many talented individuals who have chosen temping in London as a way to explore different industries, develop new skills, and find the perfect role to suit their talents and interests. We’d like to share their snippets and thoughts with you about the Good, the Bad and the Ugly in terms of the perks and challenges of temping, to give you a balanced idea of what this work-style is really about.

Working your way

One of the biggest perks of temping is the flexibility it offers and this is often the reason temps give us for choosing this work style.

Temp candidate Rani says, “Temping is a great way to take control of your work-life balance. You can choose the hours and locations that work for you, which means you can fit your work around your other commitments and priorities. For me it’s great as I’m studying and working.”

Ramping up the CV

Furthermore, temping can also be a great way to build your skills and gain valuable experience, so that your CV looks brilliant.

James explained to us, “I’ve learned so much through temping, from new software and technology to new communication and problem-solving skills. It’s been an amazing way to develop my skills and build my confidence. It’s made my CV look fantastic but also given me highly honed interview skills!”

Be prepared for unpredictability

As with anything, it’s not all a bed of roses. Temping also comes with its own set of challenges.

Sophie’s no stranger to the difficulties of temping, but she says, “Temping can be unpredictable, with new roles and challenges popping up all the time. But for me, that’s part of the excitement. It keeps me on my toes and helps me to stay sharp and focused. You learn to love it.”

Pivoting according to employer need

Another challenge of temping is the need to adapt quickly to new environments and teams.

Tom explains, “When you’re temping, you’re often thrown into new environments and teams with little or no preparation. But that can also be a strength because it forces you to be adaptable and that’s a really important skill for building a good career.”

Get more of the perks and only good challenges!

At Love Success, we understand the unique challenges and opportunities that come with temping in London. We’re passionate about helping our candidates maximise the perks and view challenges as opportunities. Many of the challenges of temping in London can be navigated by choosing a proactive and communicative recruitment agency, like us!

Whether you’re new to temping or an experienced pro, we’re here to help you find the perfect temporary office support job in London. We work with a wide range of clients in industries such as finance, law, tech, and more, and we’re committed to matching our candidates with roles that suit their skills, experience, and interests where perks are abundant!

Contact us now to find out more and take the first step towards your next exciting role.


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