Do you feel like your life is spinning out of control because you’re short on time to do the things your really love to do? Does your family feel like strangers? Did you miss out on the last gathering of friends? If your answer is, “yes,” then you might have a problem with work/life balance. instead of a career change, make a shift in the way you approach your job.
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In today’s unpredictable economy, more and more people are choosing contract work. It gives them the freedom to make their own work schedule, so the really important stuff gets done. Your life is your friend’s and family’s, not your job. If contracting is not a good fit for you, then look to a staffing agency for work that fits into your lifestyle. Regardless of your skills and experience, a temp staffing agency will have a position for you. Here are some great employment categories for today’s job market:
The recent mortgage crisis has left the industry in need of dedicated professionals who like to work with people, but also understand financing. There are positions from loan processor to auditor. If you work in banking, real estate, or accounting, this could be a great temporary job for you.
Creative and Marketing Jobs
There’s more to marketing than selling a product. If you love photography, art, or creative writing, look for temp staffing services that help place creative thinkers. In today’s marketing world, the Internet is key to a company’s success, so many organizations are looking for temporary or contract employees to help design the look and feel of their marketing campaigns.
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Some of the hottest jobs today are in information technology. Maybe it’s time to step away from the 40 hour work week and take your technical challenges to a company seeking contractors. You’ll still be doing what you love at work while spending more time doing what you love in life. For the technological employee, IT contracting offers a safe bet.
Let’s face it. If you work in the medical field, you have experienced some serious stress. Whether you work in a fast paced hospital or a busy clinic, you probably suffer from compassion fatigue. Taking care of others only works when you take care of yourself. Medicine is in high demand in the job market, so many organizations are looking for temporary professionals to help them serve clients.
Many licensed professionals, such as nurses and physical therapists, take traveling contract positions that last a few months. For the person who loves to travel and see new places, this is a great job.
Contracting and temporary work are available in many more industries. By applying with a temporary staffing agency, you can get a good idea of what is available, but you can also get help landing the perfect temporary or contract job. Work smart so you can play hard.