8 Benefits of Being A Temporary Employee [+Tips]

In today’s ever-evolving job market, being a temporary employee has become a strategic choice for many professionals. The advantages of temporary positions go beyond mere stopgap measures; they offer a myriad of benefits for those who seek them. With the expert guidance of PurpleCV, specialists in career development, this article explores the numerous advantages of temporary employment, delves into why some employers prefer this arrangement, and provides insights into how you can make the most of your temporary roles.

Temporary employment has gained prominence for several reasons. Whether you seek flexibility, skill diversification, or a stepping stone to a permanent job, these positions can serve as an essential part of your career journey. As the world of work continues to change, temporary roles have emerged as a flexible, valuable, and strategic option for professionals to achieve their career goals.

Now, let’s uncover the benefits of being a temporary employee and understand why both employees and employers are embracing this evolving aspect of the modern workforce. With some professional assistance, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge and strategies needed to make the most of your temporary positions and propel your career to new heights.

What Are The Advantages Of Temporary Positions?

Temporary employment offers a range of benefits that can enhance your career and personal growth. These advantages make it an appealing choice for many professionals. Let’s delve into the specific advantages of temporary positions: Read the rest of this entry »

  

Tweak your company logo using Midjourney or other AI tools

Here’s a fascinating post from the @fofrAI Twitter account describing some fun prompts you can use on Midjourney to get variations on a company logo.

The prompt is simple: Ask Midjourney v5 to ‘/describe’ some logos. This let’s you see how it would create prompts for them. Then use the same prompt to see what Midjourney would create in response.

The results are impressive when applied to iconic brands like Starbucks, Apple, Twitter, Adidas and more. See the Starbucks example in this screenshot but go to the link for more examples.

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The key takeaway here is you can use Midjourney and other generative AI tools to brainstorm logo ideas, but even more importantly create unique and interesting variations on your current logo for your business.

Play around with it, and you’ll likely come up with some eye-catching designs that can fuel some of your marketing initiatives.

  

Generative AI will change the way most creatives and professionals work

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By now, you’ve likely heard about ChatGPT. If you haven’t, you might want to take a hard look at your news sources and social media habits.

ChatGPT is a chatbot that utilizes generative AI. It’s the most well-known tool out there at the moment, but there are many more, and new tools are being released every day. ChatGPT is free with certain usage limits, and the newest version of ChatGPT (GPT-4) is now available for an insanely low $20 per month subscription.

I won’t spend too much time here describing what generative AI can do. Basically, tools like ChatGPT can act as a research and writing assistant. The tools will improve your writing. Ask it a question, and it will provide an answer in any writing style you desire. It can write poetry and songs. It does get facts wrong at times, so you have to review and edit all the output, but the output is often amazing.

Generative AI also includes text-to-image tools such as Midjourney that can create a beautiful image in any style simply with text prompts. Text-to-video isn’t as fully developed at the moment, but it’s coming.

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If you’re in a creative or knowledge worker field and you’re not using some of these tools, then you’re already falling behind.

The use cases are endless. Creative departments can now use AI instead of engaging a graphic artist. Many copywriters can easily be replaced with ChatGPT. Services such as Fiverr will be much less necessary or useful. Why outsource a simple creative task when an AI tool can produce something better in less time?

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Navigating the new reality of hybrid work

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Expectations have changed. Following the pandemic, many workers, particularly knowledge workers, professionals, and many workers doing support functions, realized that they can do their jobs at home. Bosses noticed as well, as productivity didn’t decrease for many workers.

Yes, many employers are calling back their employees. There is an advantage to having team members together in an office. Certain problems get identified and solved quickly. Team members establish bonds. Colleagues can get feedback with a simple look and body language as work gets done.

But there are also massive advantages to having the flexibility to work from home. Less commuting time gives employees more time to be productive, or simply rest or take care of life’s daily obligations. It’s easier in so many ways. Americans are now having more babies! That’s just one example of how quality of life can improve with flexibility.

The Hybrid Model

Of course, more of us realize that in office work and work from home are not binary choices. The hybrid model can give us the best of both worlds, if implemented properly.

Many prospective employees now expect this when applying for a job. Employers make sure to note that hybrid work is an option.

There are issues of course around implementation. How does this apply to different jobs and departments. Employees need to understand the policies and most need to perceive the policies as being fair. Employers should not make the mistake of thinking that everyone should be treated in exactly the same way. For some employees, work from home on most days can make sense. For others, it’s necessary to have a predominantly in office policy. Just have rational policies on how to differentiate between workers and roles.

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A rational approach to the “Great Resignation”

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People often evaluate situations through their own biases. We all face this challenge, though we can dive deeper into that another time.

You’ve certainly heard about “The Great Resignation.” Employers have had a very difficult time finding employees, particularly in service jobs such as the restaurant industry.

You’ve also probably heard people saying “nobody wants to work anymore.” Put aside for a moment the fact that this has been said for years by each generation. The reality of the situation is more complex, and for many, their biases are affecting how they view this problem.

We all need to come to terms with the reality that the pandemic was a traumatizing experience for many people. For others, it was deeply unsettling. It’s not surprising that many people altered their outlook on their lives, and naturally this spilled over into society and our culture.

With that in mind, we should all give more thought to how attitudes toward work have been affected, and with better understanding we can address the issue in more thoughtful and effective ways.

The “Great Resignation” is a term used to describe a significant and widespread increase in employee resignations, job changes, and voluntary departures from the workforce starting around 2021. This phenomenon was characterized by a noticeable shift in employees’ priorities, values, and expectations from their careers and employers. Several factors contributed to the Great Resignation, including:

COVID-19 pandemic

The pandemic disrupted the job market, leading to layoffs, furloughs, and increased job insecurity. As a result, many people began reevaluating their work-life balance, job satisfaction, and career paths.

Remote work

The pandemic forced many businesses to shift to remote work, leading to increased flexibility and autonomy for employees. This change made some workers unwilling to return to traditional office environments and sparked a desire for more flexible work arrangements. Some people loved working from home and also felt they could be more productive.

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