Keara Johnson didn’t see herself working at a staffing firm. She graduated from Virginia State University with a sociology major and social work minor, prepared to work for a school…
Have you ever taken a temporary job in hopes that you would be brought on with the company as their full time employee? Have you ever wondered what you need to do to make sure you secure that position?
There are many things that come into play when trying to take a temporary position to a full time position with our client. What is most important to remember is it is a: “try before you buy” situation. Try to think of it as a working interview. Our clients are “trying YOU out” to see if you are the right person for the job before they hire you. The first thing you want to do is to be sure it is a position you would want long-term. As Tom Wharton says, “If something is too far out in left field you won’t do it well and you won’t last long in that assignment.” Any temporary position you take should be in line with your career goals. If it is something you aren’t interested in, there is a good chance you won’t be successful in the position. You want to know what your career goals are and you should try to stay on track with those goals.
Once you have secured a temporary position that is on the right career path and has the ability to transition from temporary to full-time, you have to really sell yourself to the client. Here are a few things you can do to help make full-time hire happen:
By taking these tips and combining them with your current skill set and a great work ethic, your chances for full-time hire should be great. One thing to remember when working any job is every day at work is a career opportunity. If one temporary position doesn’t work out don’t worry about it! You have built on your skill set and are ready to take on the next temporary position.