Feel like you’ve been stuck in a rut at work but aren’t sure how to take your career in a new direction? With a new year comes new opportunities. Here are a few steps you can take to find the path to the job you want in 2019.
Embrace Temporary Opportunities
Employers want to look at your resume and see how committed you are to your work. Temporary assignments help showcase your ability to do whatever it takes to find your next job or update skills as necessary in a fast-paced employment economy. That commitment alone can be enough to make you a more desirable candidate to hiring managers. If you are looking to transition careers, temporary work can help show your willingness to build your qualifications and experience such that you become a more competitive candidate in the long term. Regardless of why you took on a temporary contract, this kind of work is a smart way to move along a lengthier career path. Make the most of your achievements and experiences, whether they are found in temporary contracts, to make your resume really stand out.
Gain Career-Building Experience
Temporary jobs come in all shapes and sizes. It’s possible that what starts out as a short-term contract can result in further work and a lengthier employment history. You might be working for your dream company or you might be working on an exciting project that will help give you the experience you need to move in the direction of your career goals. Regardless of what your specific temp job looked like, you are sure to be able to find a link in your experience that helps present your abilities and skills in a light relevant to the job you are applying for. Every experience is valuable, and you can really take your career in the direction you want to take it by focusing on temp work.
Try Before You Buy
Temp-to-hire jobs are great because they give you the chance to explore new opportunities without committing fully to a new industry, new role, or new company for the long term (if you don’t want to). Temporary contracts are a great chance for you to learn about a company, learn about the job, and learn new skills along the way. This is a great way to make sure the company or job are the right fit for you (as well as for the employer). It’s also a great way to get your foot in the door with a new company and make the connections to help you get a full-time position in the future.
How to Convert from Temporary to Permanent
So, what should you focus on in order to impress the company and earn full-time status? Consider your temp-to-hire contract to be an extended interview process. Make sure that you are fitting in with the corporate culture, communicating well with supervisors and colleagues. Complete your work in an efficient manner with an eye toward quality to show that you are permanent employee material. Above all else, show your employer that this is the job you are looking for in the long term, and make sure you position yourself in a way that shows your investment in the success and growth of your team and the company.
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