April 16, 2017

How To Turn A Temp Job Into A Full Time Job

You never know where you’re going to find your next job. Often the easiest jobs to land are temporary work opportunities. Never pass up one of these short term jobs because it’s super easy to turn a temp job into a full time job.

Man in suit working on laptop in an outside "office"

Temp jobs is a catchall phrase that includes seasonal, internships, contract, freelance, and other forms of temporary work opportunities that employ you for a set time period. These short-term jobs can be part-time or full-time and they are great opportunities for job seekers to get their foot in the door of a cool niche.

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Every job seeker should rejoice when they land a temp job. Temp jobs will help you pay the bills, test the waters of a job/industry/employer, build your resume, learn new skills, grow your network, and more. Plus, if you do a good job you can turn a temp job into a full time job.

If you want to turn a temp job into a full time job, here’s what you need to do:

  • Build Relationships
  • Be A Top Performer
  • Make A Difference
  • Become Irreplaceable
  • Be engaging
  • Be Interesting and Be Interested
  • Learn The Job, The Business, and The Industry
  • Be Passionate and Enthusiastic
  • Be Reliable

All of these things can be narrowed down into one main takeaway: be a rock star employee. Go above and beyond the call of duty. Impress the full time employees. Wow your employer with your skills, talents, and personality. When you do these things, you’ll earn the opportunity to ask for a permanent position.

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Perhaps the most important part of turning a temp job into a full time job is to let your employer know that you’re interested in full time opportunities. Many employers will think that you’re just there for a quick paycheck or resume boost. Express your interest in a more permanent position and let the people in charge of hiring know that you want to join the team. If you don’t do this, it’s possible that you won’t get a job offer at the end of the temporary arrangement.

If you want to become gainfully employed, seek out temporary job opportunities. This is one of the best ways to find full time work. Best of luck!

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About this Author 

Derek Lennon is a skier and writer who lives, works, and plays in the mountains. He travels the globe in search of snow and adventure. Life has allowed him to live and work all over the world doing cool jobs and loving every minute of it.

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