Perks of a Side Hustle

Perks Of A Side Hustle

Looking for a part-time or temp job? You’re not alone!

As the world of work continues to transform—thanks to COVID, the economy and so many other factors—more and more Americans are turning to non-traditional work. And there are plenty of reasons!

For some, it’s the lure of extra money in their pocket, a major plus as we all contend with rising prices at the pump, the grocery store and everywhere in between. For others, it’s the idea of flexibility. One of the many impacts of the pandemic is it made the thought of working in an office from 9-5 seem outdated! Today, workers want some say in when, how and from where they work—and a non-traditional side gig can help you experiment and figure out the best way you work.

But for many workers, the lure to part-time or temporary work isn’t just the money or the flexibility—it’s the ability to focus on skills!

This is a candidate’s market right now—and skills are your best currency! The transformations many businesses have gone through in the last few years have meant that no longer are employers simply focused on specific jobs or roles, but rather they’re looking to build a diverse workforce with the skills they’ll need to take them companies into the future. And for job candidates, that means now is the time to learn about your own strengths, your interests and your goals—so you can sharpen your skills to take the next big step in your career.

Part-time or temp work is a great way to help you do just that. Without committing to a full-time schedule, you can explore a new industry, a new organization, a new type of work—and get some great insight into the skills you have and the skills you’re looking to build. The role may last a few weeks or a few months—or it could even turn into a permanent position!—and that flexibility allows you to take what you learn, apply it to your next role and keep moving forward.

At Integrity Staffing Solutions, that’s exactly where we’re focused—helping all of our associates find the path they want to be on. We rely on our more than 25 years of experience to match candidates with the right roles. And we continue to support them with our associate-first mindset throughout their time with us—with tech that allows applicants to become employees in just a few clicks and benefits designed to help employees learn, develop and grow into their potential.

We at Integrity have seen firsthand how a “side hustle” can be a career game-changer. Now, it’s up to you to make it happen!