Should I Take a Job for the Experience?

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Everyone needs to pay their dues. You can’t make a career overnight… it’s a long, painstaking process. In other words, you can’t expect to step directly into your dream job. Instead, you need to take jobs that give you experience and develop your professional prospects over time.    Still, this dynamic leads to an important question: should you take a job solely for experience? Can you completely ignore present-day considerations and focus entirely on building your resume for the future?   There’s certainly a long-term benefit to gaining experience. One study showed that more than 9 out of 10 (91%) of employers want applicants… Read more »

4 Tips to Help You Turn a Temporary Job Into a Perm Position

Companies commonly use temporary assignments as stepping stones to permanent positions. This provides a lot of structural value – both for employers and for workers. Employers don’t get locked into expensive and potentially unfortunate hires. Meanwhile, workers get to try a situation before making a firm long-term commitment. While this sort of “minor league” system has many benefits, making the jump to a permanent position can prove difficult. Just like making the big leagues in baseball, you must beat out competition and prove your long-term value, before getting a shot at “the show.” Here are four tips on how to… Read more »