Words From Our Superstar Candidates On Temp Roles and Work-Life Balance

One of the most rewarding aspects of our days as recruiters are hearing about our candidate experiences and knowing we’ve helped them find employment that works with their lifestyles. 

Temporary assignments are an excellent way to get your foot in the door in a new industry, the perfect solution to part-time and casual work, and a practical way to expand your experience and skills. 

We can talk about the benefits of temporary assignments all day, but we think it’s best you hear from our superstar candidates themselves about their experience in temporary roles. 

Haley-Rose Nganeko 

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Haley has been temping with Majer for 9 months. With a background spanning hospitality and professional services, her adaptable nature and amazing communication is why clients keep asking for her back!    

Why did you look into temping?

I have only recently returned to work after raising my family so the experience and variety are so helpful to build self-confidence again. I wanted flexibility in my schedule. My youngest is still at home with me so I am unable to work more than 3-4 days per week. 

How do you manage your work/ life balance?

Managing work/life balance is much easier through temping as you can choose when you can work, which is wonderful with a family. Having a close working relationship with your recruitment agency like I do makes work/life balance a lot easier.  

Do you feel you have job satisfaction from temping?

I absolutely do get job satisfaction with what I do for a few different reasons:

  • There’s a constant variety which keeps work-life exciting, giving me the opportunity to learn new skillsets.

  • I love meeting new people. 

  • I find it rewarding to get asked back by the client and receiving the positive feedback that you are valued in the workplace. 

What do you enjoy most about temping?

The most enjoyable things about temping are the variety, learning new programs & skills, meeting new people and the constant surprise of where you might end up next.

Why would you recommend temping to others?

Temping is a wonderful thing to do to control your work/life balance. It allows for flexibility to work around our family’s schedule; it earns good money; you can learn new things, and it builds self-confidence. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about yourself, your passions and what you may want to do in your professional life.

Jan Ireland

Jan has been with majer just over a year now. Having held management roles in global companies, she has been able to hit the ground running on all of her assignments! 

Why did you look into temping?

I wanted the flexibility to travel, visit family, childcare for grandsons, volunteer work and other fun things.

How do you manage your work/ life balance?

Work has taken a lower priority for me right now, so I’m actually keen to work when the opportunity arises. Temp assignments are perfect for this lifestyle. 

Do you feel you have job satisfaction from temping?

I do. I enjoy learning about different businesses and how they operate. Plus, it’s always great to interact with the staff. 

What do you enjoy most about temping?

Getting up and going to work but not having to do it every day!

Why would you recommend temping to others?

It’s the perfect transition for re-entering or exiting the workplace depending on where you are in your career path —Or perhaps you’re in the interim and flexibility is your key driver.

I’m so glad I knocked on the door to say “hello” and met Kelly & Tracey back in May last year.  As I say, majer is the best! 

Marianne Falzon

Our last interview is with the lovely Marianne, who has been with majer for over 18 months. She says she’s loved every minute of it, and we have to say the feeling is mutual. 

Why did you look into temping?

As a full-time student, I needed work that allows for the flexibility to work around my study schedule because that’s my priority at this time.

How do you manage your work/ life balance?

One of the great things about temping is that I can manage my work around my life.  This has been very helpful to me while studying.  

Do you feel you have job satisfaction from temping?

Yes, I love being able to come in and support the team that I have been assigned to.  I find it satisfying to leave an assignment knowing that I have provided the best service I can and even more satisfying when that is recognised and valued by the client.   

What do you enjoy most about temping?

I love meeting new people and enjoy the opportunities to work in different industries. I also find the challenge of learning new skills very rewarding.  

Why would you recommend temping to others?

Temping is ideal if you require work flexibility.

Have you thought about temping?

At majer, we get a variety of exciting temp assignments coming into our office every week. If temping sounds like the right career choice for you at this time, don’t hesitate to speak with one of our talent advisors who can council you through the process and help you with your transition on your first assignment.