There are several reasons why you may be searching for a temporary job. Working as a temporary employee allows you to see a company from the inside and often gives you an advantage over outside candidates if you’re interested in a full-time position. You might need some extra cash or look for a part-time temporary position as you’re searching for a full-time job. Whatever your reason, temporary jobs can offer you more flexibility and greater opportunity to land a permanent position with your temporary employer. Here are three strong strategies to turn your temporary position into a full-time, permanent one.
Your goal is to be the employee your future employer is looking for. With the inside track and information about having a temporary position in the company, you can easily work out what the company is looking for in a new employee. Be exceptionally reliable by showing up on time, delivering quality work and communicating well with colleagues. While your employer will see these characteristics as positive, they also help you to figure out exactly what they’re looking for in a permanent position.
Being reliable also means being positive and enthusiastic and treating your job as a full-time position by going the extra mile. Avoid the mindset of “being” a temporary worker but instead recognize you’re being brought into the company because they want your skills and now you have the opportunity to show the kind of work you can bring to the company regularly.
Get to know the company
Take a genuine interest in the job and the forward motion of the company. Too often, as a temporary employee, you may be tempted to come in, do your work and go home. However, if you want to be hired permanently you have to do more than show up. Employers are looking for people who can add value and make important contributions to their business.
Employers are looking for permanent employers they cannot live without because you not only do what you’re told, but you anticipate the needs of the company and proactively work to achieve company goals. Research the organization you’re working for, understand its history, culture and earnings reports. This helps you leverage your position and knowledge by filling any gaps the company may not even know they have. These strategies help you to build relationships with your boss and network with individuals within the company who can attest to your value.
In any position, it’s important to keep the lines of communication open and ensure that you are offering information and answering questions your bosses require. Part of this process involves asking your questions to ensure you understand what’s expected, and then moving above and beyond that to exceed expectations. Communication is a soft skill that any company requires and appreciates. Being a good communicator will also help you to plant seeds early with your employer that you’d like to be considered as a permanent employee. Talk with your manager to find out what it will take to get an offer and then make sure you go above and beyond, outshining any other candidate.
At Stellar Staffing Solutions, we can help you find a company seeking your unique skill set. If you are seeking a permanent position, learning a company from the inside may help you get hired. Contact our professional recruiters today – our mission is to help you achieve your goals.