6 tips on how to go from temp to perm?
In the current market, temp to perm roles are becoming increasingly popular with employers as a way of assessing skills before making a permanent hiring decision. Although there’s no guarantee a temporary job will become permanent, if you give 100% and present yourself in the right way then an opportunity may just open up. Here are some tips that could help you take charge of your career and turn that potential temporary job into your ideal permanent role:
1. Get the basics right
Remember that the basics are vital. Whatever happens, keep a positive attitude across all situations. Make sure you arrive on time, produce quality work and act in a professional manner.
2. Going above and beyond
It’s important to show that you’re not only working efficiently, you’re also working to a high standard. If you think you can manage it, ask your employer how you can take on more responsibility in your job. This will show you have a positive attitude and strong work ethic.
3. Be straight with your employer
The role may be temporary but if you want to stay for the long-term, it’s important to keep an eye on the future. Make sure your manager is aware of how much you’re enjoying working for the company. It’s important you always remain keen so when the time comes for your employer to recruit someone permanently, you’re at the top of their list.
4. Sell your skills
Show your employer what you can bring to the table and that your skills really add value. Look for opportunities to demonstrate your strengths and work on improving your weaknesses.
5. Be a team player
Get to know your colleagues and show that you’re a real asset to the team. Be open to socialising with the team and take part in wider corporate activities. Where you can, try to help your colleagues out with their workload to really show you’re a team player – it will serve you well in the long term.
6. Network to raise your personal profile
Try to get to know as many employees as possible, including the senior management. Even if it isn’t possible for your current role to become permanent, there may be other opportunities for you elsewhere in the company. If senior members of staff know who you are then they may think of a position or even create one for you.