How to Leave a Lasting Impression While on a Temporary Assignment

You’ve just landed a temporary work assignment. Congratulations! Now is the time to work hard and do everything you can to leave a lasting impression. While it won’t guarantee you’ll be brought on permanently, it will certainly help your chances and increases your odds of success. Here are some strategies to follow.

Have a Great Attitude

“Having a good, positive attitude, along with positive thinking, at work will reflect on what you do and make you a more productive employee,” Julie Boehlke of Livestrong writes. “This can determine how well you get your projects done and also how others perceive you.”

This is one of the best ways to grab the attention of your manager and makes you a person others want to be around. It also paves the way for better relationships and can be a deciding factor if an employer considers bringing you on long term. 

Go Above and Beyond

It’s impossible to emphasize how important it is to have a strong work ethic and take initiative with a job. If you only do the bare minimum to squeak by, you can almost bet you’ll be gone once your temporary assignment is up. But if you go the extra mile and strive to exceed expectations, you’ll be a much more desirable employee and someone a company will be interested in keeping around.

Here are some specific ways to go above and beyond:

  • Volunteer for projects
  • Offer ideas for ways to improve productivity and efficiency
  • Help your co-workers whenever possible
  • Offer to arrive early or stay late, when necessary

Get to Know Everyone

Your interactions with managers, co-workers and even customers will also be taken into account by your supervisor. If these are positive and you develop tight relationships, it’s going to make a favorable impression. So, it’s crucial you put effort into getting to know everyone right from the start. Be the one to approach others and start conversations rather than waiting for them to come to you. Be polite and treat everyone respectfully.

Landing a temporary assignment is a great opportunity to develop your career. But you must take full advantage and do everything possible to leave a lasting impression. Following these strategies should help you get started on the right foot and could potentially open the door to a permanent position.

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