Temp to Perm Job Tips for 2014

Happy New Year! Can you believe it’s 2014 already? I don’t know why it always surprises me, it always seems to come so fast. I just got used to writing 2013 on everything and now I have to reprogram myself yet again.

With the new year comes another new beginning. A chance to start fresh, or even restart our motors on something that maybe we gave up on in years past. If your goal is to improve your job situation in 2014, to make a temporary employment situation a permanent one, then keep reading, I’ve got some great job tips for you!

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The YES Mission

Your Employment Solutions is an employment agency. We work with a number of important clients and hire employees to help support our client’s businesses. Our mission at Your Employment Solutions is to deliver the right person, on time, the first time.

All of our jobs are temporary hires at first. But many of them can lead to permanent, full-time employment. How can you go temp to perm with your job? Start with this:

How Do You Show Up?

When our recruiters hire you at Your Employment Solutions, here’s a short list of the qualities we consider.

  1. Can you show that you’re a team player?
  2. Do you have the experience and skills necessary for the job?
  3. Do you have the right personality for the company?
  4. How do you present yourself professionally?

The first three questions are yes/no answers. But the final question – the ability to show professionalism – will almost always outweigh the others.

Do you have a good attitude? How do you interact with others? What of your communication skills? Simply put, how do you show up?

It doesn’t matter how good (or even poor) your resume reads, your personal presentation will heavily influence your outcome in any job interview.

7 Temp to Perm Job Tips

Starting with a professional attitude in mind, here are some jobs tips that can help you improve your job situation in 2014.

1. Network

Whether you’re looking for temporary or permanent work, it’s always smart to connect with people you know and trust. Reach out to previous supervisors and co-workers, talk to them, and see who they know. Good relationships are key to success in all areas of life.

2. Education

It doesn’t matter how good a person you are, if a job says they require you to have certain skills or experience or even a degree and you don’t have one, you won’t even get looked at. Make sure you apply to the opportunities that fit, or make a plan to gain the education or experience you need to make yourself a perfect fit.

3. Do Your Homework

When you get a temporary job you have the advantage of having your foot in the door (literally) of whatever company you’re temping for. Working for a company on site will help you to better identify what is required in order to become permanently employed.

4. Do More Homework

It’s vital that you know the company you work with. Why are they in business? What products or services do they sell? What kind of competition is there? What is their brand? What do they value? Knowledge is key. The more you know about your company and understand how things work, the more valuable you will be and the better odds you’ll have to go permanent.

5. Step Up

If there’s extra work to do, step up. If you show you’re willing to take on projects or tasks that aren’t necessarily part of your job description, you’ll set yourself apart. Go-getters are just what most companies want! Just be careful you don’t try and take someone else’s job. Be helpful, not predatory.

6. Be Friendly

Make friends with the permanent employees on site. Don’t kiss up to them, but genuinely get to know them and act like you belong. Offer help, this is how you can show that you’re a team player.

7. Work With Your Recruiter

The person at the staffing agency who hired you will often have an established relationship with the company. Talk to that person, inform he or she of your job goals. Your recruiter can be your best help in getting a permanent position.

I hope this post helped give you some ideas on how you can improve your job situation in 2014. If these job tips were helpful, please leave a comment below, or give us a social media like to the left.

Cheers to 2014!
Eric Nelson
Marketing Manager
Your Employment Solutions

“I help connect Utah jobseekers to Utah jobs.”

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Eric Nelson

Eric Nelson is the marketing manager at Your Employment Solutions. He likes movies. He loves sushi.

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