How to Be the Standout Temp EVERYONE Wants to Staff
Being a temporary or temp-to-hire employee can be nerve-wracking if you are searching for a full-time position with the company you are working for. Luckily, there are a number of hard and soft skills that can make you an irreplaceable part of a company’s team. Try to implement the following tips to improve your chances of becoming a full-time employee.
Get to Know the Company’s Culture
First and foremost, get to know the company you are working for and have an idea of what the company culture is. Will you fit in? Do your values align with theirs? If not, this may not be the best company to pursue a full-time position with. On the other hand, if you love the company culture, do what you can to fit in and be a valuable member of the team.
Be Adaptable and Enthusiastic
Oftentimes temp workers do not display the enthusiasm of a full-time employee. This is generally because they do not feel like their input is desired. Additionally, it is hard to be enthusiastic about a job you are not sure will lead to long-term employment. However, speaking up will make your input heard and make you stand out amongst other temp employees as someone who cares about the company’s projects.
It is also a good idea to be adaptable. Temp workers should be able to roll with the punches and take control of projects if need be. Displaying adaptability will make it more likely you will be considered an irreplaceable part of the team.
Have a Willingness to Be Trained
This point goes hand-in-hand with adaptability, but it means you may continue to have to learn new skills. Workers that show the ability and willingness to learn are more likely to be on the staff for a long period of time because they can be taught new skills as the industry changes. That is extremely valuable to employers who do not want to hire and train new employees on a regular basis.
Dress for the Job
Although you are not technically a full-time employee, you should follow the company’s dress codes and other policies. It is probable that you will get overlooked or passed up if a full-time position becomes available. After all, you don’t look like one of the company’s employees.
Be Reliable and Self-Motivated
Another sure-fire way to be a standout temp worker is to be reliable and self-motivated. Coming in as a temp, you will want to prove your reliability by being on time and meeting deadlines. For employers, it is even better if you can do these things without constant reminders. This makes the entire process go smoothly.
Work with a Staffing Agency
Last but not least, if you truly want to stand out as a temp employee, think about partnering with a staffing agency. They can help match you with employers looking for temp-to-hire workers in your industry. Recruitment agencies can also help you identify career paths you may have not otherwise considered.
If you are searching for a temp-to-hire position, The Bradley Group can help find the right job for you. See how we can help set you up for success!