It’s not always possible to turn a temp assignment into a permanent position, but most companies always have an eye out for talent. If you can get your foot in the door, you may be one step closer to landing a full-time offer. Here are a few ways to boost your chances of turning a temp assignment into a permanent role.
Scout the Company
Once you’re inside the company in a temp role, you have the opportunity to do some digging. What does the organizational structure look like? What does the company value? Is there a gap you might be able to fill? Would you be more valuable if you earned a new certification or learned a new skill? Learn as much as you can about the company and the specific job you want, and then work on making yourself an excellent fit.
In today’s uncertain corporate climate, flexibility is key. Show your ability to roll with the punches, develop new solutions, and act on rapidly changing information. Choose your battles carefully and only dig in your heels on the most important issues.
Become Part of the Team
Get to know as many people as possible, both inside and outside your department. Offer help with existing projects, and sign up for new projects as they become available. Show that you are a loyal and trustworthy team player.
Talk to Your Staffing Firm
Your recruiter helped you land the temp job, in part based on the agency’s existing relationship with the company. He or she may be able to leverage that relationship to help you move into a permanent position.
There are never any guarantees, but it’s often easier to move to a permanent position once you are already inside a company. Do some detective work, prove that you are a flexible team player, and ask your staffing firm for help. With some hard work and a bit of luck, you may just land the full-time offer of your dreams.
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