As of now, my situation is the following:
- I have no job.
- I have a contract for a permanent position at company A ready to be signed.
- I would like to work for company B.
- To work for company B, I would have to make interviews and the hiring process could last up to 4 months.
- I absolutely do not want to start working for company A and then leave after a few months if I get the job at company B.
Here's what I've planned: right now, I could seek for a temporary job at some company C. While working there, I would be doing interviews for company B. If the interviews go well and I get the job, I can start working for my beloved company B as soon as the temporary work contract expires. If I fail, I can start working for company A.
Now, my question is: what should I tell company C's managers and recruiters? If they start asking questions such as "why a temporary job?" or "what will you do when the contract expires?" or "are you interested in getting a permanent job with us?", what should I tell them? And what should I write in my cover letter?
If they offer a temporary contract, probably they already know that I'm going to leave at some point. Otherwise they wouldn't be offering a temporary contract, am I right? If this is the case, should I be honest and tell the truth from the beginning?
In case it's not obvious enough, I have never signed a temporary contract in my life.