For a worker, a temporary position is good, but a permanent one is even better. A common goal is to turn a placement into a legitimate job offer where you remain with an employer long-term. Here are some tips that should help you make a great impression so that you’ll inevitably receive a job offer.
Do Your Research
Before you start your first day with a new employer, it’s important to do some background research to find some key information including their:
- Company history
- Mission statement
- Company culture
- Philosophy and values
- Main goals
Doing so should equip you with the knowledge you need to get started on the right foot and make for a smooth transition. You’ll also know what it will take to fit in and become a valued team member.
Using the information you learned through your research, do your best to form relationships and fit in with the rest of your team members. From day one you should make a conscious effort to get to know everyone and form authentic connections.
Mind Tools offers some specific advice on effectively building relationships:
- Devote little blocks of time exclusively to getting to know others
- Be positive
- Show your appreciation for what others do
- Avoid gossip
Take Extra Initiatives
Doing the bare minimum is only going to get you so far with an employer. But when you go above and beyond and consistently exceed expectations, it’s almost guaranteed to bring you some positive attention. Taking extra initiatives by showing up a little early, staying late when necessary and volunteering for projects, will help you stand out with an employer.
Enthusiasm isn’t something you can directly measure. But employers certainly know it when they see it. By consistently expressing legitimate interest in your work and being engaged, you should be in good standing and receive serious consideration for permanent placement.
Although there are never any guarantees that you’ll get a formal job offer, following the tips mentioned here should increase your odds considerably. By doing the little things and demonstrating your value, you can make yourself a very enticing prospect.
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