Many companies are offering temporary positions that can become permanent if the candidate has the right combination of skills, experience, and work ethic. While this can be a challenging transition, Driven Talent is here to help. Keep reading to learn how to turn a temporary job into a permanent one, along with tips for every step of the process.
1. Make a Great First Impression
Whether it’s an interview or a temporary position, first impressions always matter when it comes to employment.
A great first impression lays the groundwork for a successful relationship with your employer and is the first step toward turning your temporary job into a permanent one.
Here are some ideas to help you start off on the right foot with a new job:
- Arrive to work early
- Dress according to your employer’s code/requirements
- Learn the names of your coworkers
- Ask questions
- Take notes
2. Be Dependable
After making a great first impression during your first couple of weeks on the job, it’s time to show that you can be depended on.
Consistency and reliability are two of the traits companies appreciate the most, so it’s essential to show that you can be trusted to deliver results on a regular basis.
These are some ways to show that you are dependable:
- Show up early and ready to work
- Respect deadlines
- Follow policies
- Observe safety precautions
3. Stand Out
A dependable worker is rare but an extraordinary one is even more difficult to find.
When a temporary employee stands out because of their dedication, they become impossible to ignore. If you can achieve this, chances are good that your employer will start considering offering you a permanent position before you even bring up the subject.
To stand out at work, our advice is to do all the things listed in the previous steps, plus the following:
- Be flexible
- Be proactive
- Exceed expectations whenever possible
- Be a team player and support your coworkers
- Show interest in the history of the company and its values
4. Build Professional Relationships
No matter what industry you’re in or what your position is, in the job world the people you know matter as much as your skills and abilities.
Any new job, be it temporary or permanent, is an opportunity to build professional relationships that can prove incredibly useful for a variety of reasons.
For example, in this specific scenario, coworkers impressed with your work ethic may become advocates for you as you turn your temporary job into a permanent one.
5. Be Open About Your Interest in a Permanent Position
If you are happy with the position and the company, don’t be shy about letting your employer and your staffing agency know that you are open to turning your temporary job into a permanent one.
This doesn’t mean that you have to be pushy. Just make sure all the relevant decision-makers are aware of your intentions.
At the end of the day, this can be a winning proposition for all involved: You get a permanent position and your employer gets a worker who has already shown that they can excel at the job.
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