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Tips for Making Your Temporary Job Permanent

If you’re working as a temporary employee and want to become permanent, there are a few different things you can do to increase that likelihood. While employers hire temps because they may have extra work at certain times of the year, many employers use temp pools as a way to get permanent placements, as well. It’s a way to try out employees with no risk of them not being good at their jobs or having bad work habits, like chronic lateness. (Temps who exhibit either trait can just not be called back.)


As a result, if you do a good job, you may be asked to become permanent. Here’s how to make sure you are viewed as a valuable employee and get a permanent job.


1. Be a Great Employee

You need to perform well as a temp to be asked to become permanent. So you need to do your job well, with high accuracy and attentiveness to detail. But you also need to act like a great employee from the first minute. Show up on time. Never leave early. Perform tasks promptly and with enthusiasm. Never slack off. Don’t let the word “temporary” lure you into thinking you can do less than 100 percent on your performance.


2. Know the Company

Your employers will be impressed if you take time to learn about the company. Information about companies can usually be found on their website. Know their mission and values (also on most websites). Know their history. Know their product line. Know if they sponsor Little League or contribute to community organizations. Know their future plans.


3. Learn From the Job

Your supervisors at the company will need to explain your assignments and tasks. Learn as much as you can about the job and how to do it. If you are encouraged to go to any informal talks about the department you work in, go! Sometimes companies sponsor “lunch and learns” from experienced employees that can be very valuable. If you have an opportunity to learn about jobs related to yours, take the opportunity.


4. Network Socially

Most workplaces have informal socializing opportunities. It could be coffee breaks or the water cooler. It could be lunch, in the cafeteria or out. It could be happy hours after work. If you are invited to these, definitely go! Chat and socialize whenever you can (taking care to get your work done first, of course). Networking is highly important everywhere, but especially if you’re a temp. It makes you seem like one of the gang…so you can become one! It also can alert you to new permanent job opportunities within the company.


Work for a Company That Appreciates You

Are you looking to work for a company that will value and appreciate your professional talents enough to make you a permanent employee? If you are, Nesco Resources can help you find employment with such a company. We strive to match IT and engineering professionals with companies they can grow with.


Contact us today to speak to a professional about your career.


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