Welcome to the ever-changing corporate environment. As virtual jobs become popular, so have other non-traditional job types. The supertemp is gaining popularity in the business world. What is a supertemp? According to The Harvard Business Review article The Rise of the Supertemp, “Supertemps are top managers and professionals—from lawyers to CFOs to consultants—who’ve been trained at top schools and companies and choose to pursue project-based careers independent of any major firm.”
Entrepreneurial people may find the life of a supertemp to be appealing. The author of the Forbes article Are You Ready for the Supertemp, explained that Supertemps may “now pick and choose from among many cool, well-paying projects, sometimes obtained through agencies that work with these high-end independents.
What type of people become supertemps? According to the Darton Equation article What is a Supertemp and Why Should You Care , “Supertemps are refugees from big corporations, law firms and consulting firms. Supertemps value the autonomy and flexibility of project-based work. Supertemps find that the compensation is comparable to what they earned in full-time jobs (sometimes even better). Supertemps leave behind endless internal meetings and corporate politics. Supertemps find any stigma on temporary jobs, and the people who chose them, as laughably dated.”
For those interested in becoming a supertemp, check out the CBS article: How to Become a $600K Per Year Supertemp.
Some job sites are now listing Supertemp in their job descriptions. Check out this University of Virginia Supertemp opening.