When you have a temporary job, it’s a great way to get to know the inner workings of a company, all without commitment. If you’ve decided it’s a place where you’d like to snag a full-time role, what steps can you take to get there? Here are six tips for turning your temporary job into a more permanent position:
Be on time, professional and reliable.
In short, treat this job just like you would a full-time position. You want your manager to come to realize that they can rely on you, 100%. They don’t have to worry about whether you’ll be punctual or get your work done. Be consistent and provide quality with each task you’re assigned.
Go in with a positive attitude and enthusiasm.
Companies don’t want to hire people who have a hard time collaborating with others or who display a negative attitude. Instead, be positive, willing to go the extra mile, and lend a helping hand whenever you can. These are the kinds of efforts that will stand out and get you noticed by a hiring manager.
Adapt to the culture.
Employers want to hire those people who are a good fit for the company culture overall. This will lead to more productivity and higher job satisfaction. So make an effort to adapt to the culture, asking questions before ever making assumptions.
Network with your co-workers.
Even if it’s just a temporary job for now, networking and building relationships with your co-workers can go a long way in helping you get a leg up in your quest for a full-time position. Not only will they offer you a positive recommendation, but even if something isn’t available at the moment, you can keep in touch and find out faster when a new position opens up.
Learn about the company as much as you can.
Spend time researching the organization, learning about their products and services, and looking for ways you can contribute beyond your temporary assignment. Since you’re coming into the company with a fresh perspective, you might have a different take on an old problem or new ideas that can support their vision or mission.
Ask about the possibility.
If your temporary assignment is coming to an end and you haven’t been offered a full-time role, ask about the possibility of one. If you’ve truly been adding value over time, then there could be a good chance there’s a position for you. Even if there isn’t, ask them to keep you in mind for future opportunities.
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