With job markets exploding with temporary workers, some employees are shying away from amazing opportunities because they are temporary positions. Companies are using temporary positions to ensure the employee is really capable of doing the job they need with little risk involved. This is a perfect situation for both the employee and the company to “try each other out” and determine if they are a good fit. We encourage permanent employees to try out temp-to-perm positions for this reason, which can be very lucrative opportunities. Imagine this…
Congratulations! You just landed a new temporary job at the company you really wanted with the ability to turn into a permanent position. How do you best position yourself to stay with the company and turn into a permanent employee? We will share the top ways we prepare employees to remain at a company and stay long term as a permanent employee.
1. Treat it like a permanent position
Come to work ready each and every day as though you already had the job. Many temporary employees will do a good job at their assignment, but we encourage you to do a GREAT job. Remember that if you want to stay long term, the company is looking for someone that is treating this position as though they are going to stay long term. Make sure you try to integrate quickly and ask the questions you need to make good choices. Remember assimilating into a company is a lot of work and increased stress for you as well as the employer. Try to help manage this process by being eager to learn, ask good questions and follow through on tasks and assignments.
2. Extend the job interview into a long term working interview
The company that just hired you is looking to assess your skills each and every day. It is one thing to say you can do certain tasks in an interview and another thing to actually finish those tasks in a timely and accurate fashion. We recommend continuing to be yourself each and every day while remembering that you are being tested continually as to whether or not you are a good fit into the company. Take each day as though you were in an interview and the outcome will be in your favor.
3. Communicate your long term desires
If the company does not know that you are considering long term employment, they may assume you are leaving after the assignment has been completed. This means all your hard work and continued success would potentially not matter. During your interview and as your assignment comes to a close, continue to discuss the option of remaining with the company. Explain why and how it would look if you were to become a permanent employee.
Above all, remember that you have traits that everyone can appreciate. Continuing to use those traits in a professional and efficient way with any company can grant you long term employment in a permanent position by following these three easy steps above.
Interested in possibly trying a temp to perm position? Give us a call or send us your resume here.