There is a common myth that temp jobs are just that, temporary, and when the term ends, employee and employer part ways. For this reason, it may be tempting not to invest 100 percent in your temporary position. It is time to debunk this myth because temporary jobs can undoubtedly lead to permanent positions. Let’s take a look at how you can get noticed at your temp job and possibly even hired!
Dress for the Job You Want
Dressing for the job you want is one of the easiest steps you can take to make sure employers notice you. Adhere to all dress code policies and always make sure that you are well-groomed when you show up to work. People who take pride in their appearance always stand out.
Give 100 Percent
Just because you are a temporary employee doesn’t mean that it is okay to slack on the job. Make sure that you are one of the first ones to arrive and one of the last ones to leave. Offer to stay with the team and work additional hours if needed. Not only does this show your strong work ethic, but it also shows how well you fit in.
Learn as Much as You Can
Take the time to learn as much as you can about roles outside of your own. Offer to shadow other departments if your supervisor allows. It is also essential to learn as much as you can about the company. What are the company’s values and goals? What is the structure within the company? Taking a genuine interest in the company’s success will undoubtedly get you noticed by supervisors.
Ask for What You Want
Do not just assume that your supervisor knows you are interested in a full-time position. Speak up. Express your interest in a full-time opportunity should it come available, while making it clear that you are content as a temporary employee.
Attend Training Workshops
Offer to attend training workshops, seminars, or even courses to help you learn the elements of the job better. Employers will appreciate your willingness and drive to be the best at your job that you can be.
It All Begins with the Right Staffing Agency
Here’s the thing about temp positions. They are often a way for an employer to vet a candidate before committing. Think of it as a working interview. When employers get ready to hire a full-time position, they would much rather hire a candidate they already know is going to work out. This is why temp jobs can often lead to full-time positions.
Arrow Staffing has been successfully matching candidates and employers for nearly 40 years in Ontario, Redlands, and Grand Rapids! Our specialists will match your skillset and career goals with a perfect job. Contact us today to find your dream job!