Temporary assignments can open the door to potential long term employment. Sometimes the key to a successful transition lies in how you handle yourself on the job. Partnering with a staffing service can offer you opportunities with companies in your area that were otherwise unavailable to you. As a temporary employee there are a few things you can do to stand out and get noticed on the job to increase your chances of a permanent job offer. Here are a few tips.
- Be qualified. Sometimes the only reason a temporary employee is not offered a permanent job is because of specific requirements from the company. For example, the client may be looking for someone with a college degree or a certain number of years in their industry. If you don’t have these you may work out just fine in the short term but they may not consider you long term. However, knowing the job is half the battle. If you can prove that you meet their expectations they may be willing to waive the requirement.
- Be familiar with the organization. Even for a short term job it is a very good idea to learn as much as you can about the company culture and mission. Spend time learning about their key products or services. Familiarize yourself with their specific processes, even if you believe that there are more efficient ways to handle them. Your supervisor will notice that you are making an effort to conduct business to their standards on your temporary assignment.
- Be willing to do more. A great place for a temporary employee to show their value is to take on unaddressed tasks in the office. If you see a need, talk to your direct supervisor about how you can solve it. Employers love to hire people who are self-starters and they will be more inclined to work with someone if they have already proven themselves in this way. Make your contributions indispensable. They will see your value and possibly consider you for a long term position.
- Be a team player. Dissatisfaction with co-workers is a big problem in the workplace. However, genuine connections can make a department extremely successful. Even though you are just “the temp,” spend some time getting to know others in the office. Find out what they like or don’t like and be someone they can talk to about anything. If you are well liked by your co-workers they will want to keep you around and put in a good word with the decision makers.
Are you ready for your next temporary opportunity? ProSource staffing is currently hiring for temp jobs in Deer Park TX and can help you today!