How to Turn a Temporary Job into a Permanent Career

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By Megan Lacombe

Topics: Temp-to-Perm


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How_to_Turn_a_Temporary_Job_into_a_Permanent_CareerTemporary jobs are often viewed in a negative light. Many job seekers fear the word "temporary". Temporary jobs come with the stigma that workers will frequently move from job to job.This is not true. 

There are many great benefits of temporary employment. Temporary jobs allow you to gain experience in a variety of fields, they have flexible hours that fit your schedule, and they get your foot in the door to great companies. Probably the most significant benefit of taking on a temporary job is that it could lead to permanent employment. 

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So if you're hesitant about accepting a temporary position with Liberty Staffing, you shouldn't be. Every temporary job has the opportunity to become a permanent position. Here are a few tips to help you turn a temporary job into a permanent career. 

Work Hard

Any temporary job has the potential to become permanent. Think of your temporary job as an audition. You want to present the best version of yourself to the employer, in order to increase your chances of being hired on. 

A temporary job is like a trial run for you, as well as for the hiring manager. A temporary position allows you to try out the position and see if you like it. If you enjoy the work, then show the hiring manager that you're a dedicated hard worker. Employers won't on-board mediocre employees who don't show initiative. 

A temporary job is all about what you make it. So work hard and give it all you've got! 

Show Your Abilities

Do you have a particular skill set that you can bring to your temporary position? Showcase your abilities to the employer. Everyone has their own individual set of skills. Perhaps you are a great problem solver, or you work great in a team setting. Or, maybe you have a background in woodworking, cleaning, or Excel. Bring these great qualities to the table. Let your employer become aware of the assets you can bring to the company. It's your time to shine! 

Arrive on Time

Make a good impression by arriving on time for your scheduled shifts. Sure, everyone is a few minutes late once in a while, but a temporary job can be a short term assignment, and if you are late for most of your assignment, you'll leave a bad impression to the hiring manager. 

Arrival times can vary because of traffic, construction, and other valid contributing factors. Give yourself some leeway time to make sure that you arrive on time for work. Your employer will appreciate your dedication, and will take note of your punctuality. 

Be a Team Player

Most temporary positions in a general labour or industrial setting will require you to work within a team. Temporary office positions have at least one or two members to work with, if not more. Introduce yourself to your team members, if your supervisor hasn't done so already. Have open communication, and give positive feedback, when working on projects with your team members. If you have completed all of your responsibilities on the project, help out a coworker. This is your chance to show the employer that you are a team player, and that you fit right in with the company culture.

You can also create significant contacts by networking and making positive connections with your coworkers while on temporary assignment. There is also potential for your permanent coworkers to put in a good word for you to their manager. Being a team player, and being personable, goes a long way!  

Need more tips on turning a temporary job into a permanent career? Contact Liberty Staffing today! We connect great people with great jobs. 


Megan Lacombe

Megan is a Media Communications professional at Liberty Staffing. She has experience working as a Freelance Writer for a variety of companies online. In her free time, she enjoys crafting, photography, running, and kayaking. An avid reader, she reads anything, anywhere. She puts creativity and passion into everything that she does. Her favourite quote is “Create the things you wish existed” by Anonymous.

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