How to Turn a Temporary Job Into a Permanent One
Temporary work can be extremely convenient for those who desire a flexible schedule or find themselves in a transitional period. However, these transitions end, and you will likely find yourself looking for more permanent and sustainable financial solutions. Fortunately, some temporary work can become permanent if both parties are interested in continuing their working relationship. Temp work can be a great short-term solution, but if you find that you love the work, you may be able to create long-term opportunities. Read on to learn how a temporary job may turn into a permanent one.
How a Temporary Job Helps You Plan Your Future
There are three significant ways temporary work can help you build the skills you need for future long-term career opportunities.
- It Gets You in the Door: many employers “try out” temporary workers as an efficient way to select the best employees. If you start in a company as a temp worker, you already have an advantage over outside applicants.
- They Expand Your Skill Set: A temporary job gives you the chance to learn new skills and increase your chances of getting hired. The more skills you have on your resume, the more avenues of full-time work you can explore.
- You Can Test Career Paths: As you get placed in various positions, you can learn which positions and jobs you truly enjoy. If you aren’t sure which career path is best, temporary work can help you decide.
How to Find a Permanent Position
When you use a staffing agency to find temporary work, communicate with the agency regarding your short and long-term goals. This way, they can help you find the best positions that may result in long-term opportunities. To encourage a company to bring you on full-time, you can incorporate the following behavior into your work ethic:
- Responsibility: arrive to work on time, complete tasks efficiently, and follow directions
- Do More Than is Asked: go that extra mile to show your supervisors that you could grow within the company.
- Spread Good Vibes: Don’t forget to be a pleasant co-worker, as they will be less likely to add someone to the team who doesn’t contribute to a positive work environment.
- Express Your Interest: Don’t expect your employer to read your mind. Let them know, without being pushy, how much you enjoy working for them and that you are interested in any long-term opportunities.
Your Staffing Agency Helps You Switch Gears
A staffing agency like First Team Staffing is designed to help you find temporary work. A temporary job can help you build crucial skills and connections you need for your long-term career. However, when you let us know of your permanent job aspirations, we can help you update your resume and applications to help you achieve that goal.
Let First Team Staffing Be Your Employment Solution
First Team Staffing, located in Baltimore, MD, specializes in the recruitment and placement of professional and temporary workers. The company, founded in 1982, is now a national leader in our industry. In our 35+ years of business, First Team has remained hands-on, relationship-based, and dedicated to partnerships we forge with our clients. We are proud to help our clients achieve their goals by providing them with a flexible and qualified workforce while providing genuine career opportunities to candidates. First Team Staffing has offices in Baltimore, Aberdeen, White Marsh, Columbia, Bowie, and Sparrows Point, MD. We have recently opened offices in Tennessee, located in Nashville, La Vergne, and Mount Juliet. Visit us online or in-person today to start your job or employee search, or reach us by phone at 410-719-0404. Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter for employment advice and company updates.