So, you are enjoying your temporary assignment and are looking to get hired for a permanent position. What can you do? How can you give yourself the best chance at securing a long-term role? Below we discuss some ways to show your employer that you are a valuable and successful employee, one who they will want to keep on their team.
Show dedication to your position
- Show up early. Showing up a little early for work is a great way to make a good impression with your supervisor. It demonstrates that you are committed and dependable, qualities that all supervisors look for in possible employees. Even just five minutes early can help to show that you are taking the job seriously.
- Volunteer yourself. If you are given the opportunity to take on more responsibilities, do so! Duties outside of your comfort zone are often great learning opportunities and can show your employer that you are willing and eager to learn. They can also help you to gain some valuable skills that your employer may be looking for in potential future employees.
- Think of this position as a longer job interview. While you may have nailed the interview in order to get the temporary position, your manager will be looking at your ongoing work performance to see if you will be a good long-term fit for the company. Always put your best foot forward at work to make sure that when it is time for your employer to retain some of their temporary workers, you are high on their list.
- Being a team player can go a long way in turning your temporary position into a permanent one. Working as part of a team can help to show that you are a good fit for the company and that you have what it takes to do the job. Prove you are a valuable asset to the team, and your co-workers may even vouch for you on your behalf.
- The best way to express your interest in a long-term position is to tell your employer! Let your manager know that should a permanent position open up, you would be interested in continuing working with them. If you don’t tell them, they may not know about your interest.
- Another way to express your interest is to let your staffing agency know that you are interested in a permanent position. Your recruiter can communicate your interest on your behalf, reinforcing what you already mentioned to your supervisor.
Employers want employees who are dedicated, motivated and reliable. If you can exhibit these qualities during your temporary position, your boss will likely think of you when it is time to hold on to temporary workers.