Temporary IT jobs allow you to sharpen existing technology skills and develop new ones – all while making important contacts within the industry. Project work is often a stepping-stone to full-time employment for technology professionals. If you're interested in pursuing temporary IT jobs, here are some tips for finding them:
Search on your own
Look to popular employment sites such as Indeed for leads on temporary IT jobs. Professional networking sites can be good resources, too. LinkedIn, for example, offers a fairly robust search function with its free membership, allowing users to search by field and location, among other criteria. When searching for temporary IT jobs using any of these resources, be sure to search with terms like contract or project, as well.
Work with a staffing agency
Another strategy is to work with a staffing agency that specializes in placing technology professionals in temporary IT jobs. This approach can offer many benefits to you, including:
- Helping set the stage for success: A reputable staffing agency will evaluate your skills and experience, and take time to understand your work preferences and career goals, to ensure they match you with temporary IT jobs and work environments you're likely to thrive in. And once they find the right opportunity, they will move quickly to place you.
- Gaining an edge on the competition: Leading tech staffing agencies maintain relationships with many valuable resources – from companies currently hiring to industry associations to technology professionals they've placed. As a result, they often have the inside track on temporary IT jobs before they're posted to the public, giving you a head start on the competition.
- Taking care of the details: With the resources of a staffing firm behind you, you can focus on your career instead of on the logistics of working as a consultant, like client billing, obtaining access to insurance and tax matters, such as trying to keep track of past consulting projects.
Why Robert Half Technology?
If you want to work with a well-established technology staffing firm, consider Robert Half Technology. Our parent company, Robert Half, has more than 65 years of experience in the staffing industry. Robert Half Technology places highly skilled candidates in full-time and temporary IT jobs across all areas of the technology field, including IT support, web development and software development.
Registering with Robert Half Technology grants you a connection to our network of strategic partners, such as Microsoft and HDI. You'll gain access to career resources, like salary data and market research, as well as online training opportunities that can help you learn in-demand tech skills.
Save time and frustration on your search for temporary IT jobs by registering with a leading staffing firm like Robert Half Technology. Our skilled recruiters and industry expertise can help you find the tech role that's right for you.