You got a temp job — great! You love it — even better! Now it’s time to follow these five tips to turn your job into a full-time career.
1. Learn as Much as You Can About the Company
A big part of succeeding at any job is knowing the company inside and out. And this is especially true for a temp position. The more knowledgeable you are, the better you should be at performing your job. Some key things to learn about include:
- The industry (and how the company fits into it)
- Culture and values
- Customer needs
2. Treat it Like It’s a Permanent Position
A good way to get started on the right foot is to approach a temporary job like it’s a permanent full-time position. This boils down to having the right attitude, like fully committing to tasks, being enthusiastic and taking your job seriously. When you have this mindset, you’re far more likely to make a great impression.
3. Exceed Expectations
Anyone can do the bare minimum. This isn’t likely to impress an employer or make them want to hire you permanently. Going beyond what’s expected of you should help you stand out and shows a company why you’re someone they would want around for the long haul. Some examples include always showing up on time, staying late when necessary and volunteering for projects.
4. Develop Relationships
If you can build strong relationships with management and staff and become someone they respect and trust, it’s going to be hard for them to part ways with you. Put effort into getting to know people. Talk with them during breaks, be quick to help out and offer advice whenever you can.
5. Express Your Interest
It’s important to make it clear you want to be brought on full time. If an employer is used to having temp workers come and go, they may not automatically assume that an interest is there. So let the employer as well as the staffing agency you’re partnering with know.
Being hired as a temp worker gets your foot in the door and is a great first step. Following the tips listed here can help turn your job into a career and increases the likelihood that you’re hired on permanently.
Looking for guidance with your job search? Contact the experts at Axiom Staffing Group today.