If you were to ask a child what they want to be when they grow up, chances are they will have an answer, or several, for you. Now, fast forward 20-30 years – how many of those kids do you think will be doing what they said they would? The answer is not too many.
That is because it is difficult for a person to decide what they want to do with their time, let alone with the rest of their lives. It is for this reason we have seen the notion of working temporary jobs become so popular because it gives people the opportunity to try their hands at several different lines of work. But what happens when you find a temporary job you love and went to turn it into a full-time spot? Glad you asked.
Here are some things to keep in mind when the time comes to switch that temp job into a full-time gig.
Be Clear About What You Want
Is your boss psychic? Chances are they aren’t, which is why if you are looking for full-time work, you need to be clear with them. If you were hired for part-time, seasonal or temp work, your manager may not be aware you are looking to make the transition over to permanent.
Take the time to learn the basics when it comes to how your work operates, and learn how you can be of help. Then, take it one step further and learn how you can be of help without having to be asked. When the time comes and you are regularly performing a duty that everyone else relies on, you are now indispensable (within reason).
Make a Connection With Your Manager
When it comes to the world of business, it is often who you know. That is why forming a strong bond with your manager can be important because they are usually the gatekeeper and stand in the way of what you want. Learn their management style and how they like things done and show them you are willing to go that extra mile for them. When your manager gets to know you as an employee they can rely on and trust, your chances of landing a permanent role get that much better.
If you are hoping to turn a temp or part-time job into a full-time gig, you need to be willing to make the commitment and be available. That means if asked, you are able to take on more shifts outside of your usual temp or part-time hours. This will show management you are serious and can act as a test run for what’s to come.
Are you looking to take the next step in your career, but are uncertain of what that looks like?
Contact ASAP Business Solutions today and learn how our experts can help you find what that next step is.