In this economy, it’s not unheard of to meet an employee who has taken on back to back temporary or temp jobs. As a temp, you may feel that you’re not at the level you want to be; however, there’s much to be gained from steady temp work.
- Learn as much as you possibly can while also adding value. Every employ is different and uses different tools and techniques. Get enthused about adding to your skill set, while learning the tools of the trade for each employer. Every software program or skill set you master, is one more bonus for your resume.
- Start blogging about your temp experience. Keep it positive and outline what you’ve learned and how you’ve added value at each company. This blog can be used during your search for permanent employment and will also showcase your writing skills.
- Network on and off hours. Make the most of the connections you make while you’re a temp. You never know who may have a contact in your chosen field. While you don’t want to come off as needy, definitely let your current co-workers know that you’re looking for permanent work. Many temps have been referred to permanent positions by their temporary employers.
- Last but not least, work as if you’re a permanent employee or team member on every temp assignment you have. When you add value during a temp assignment, there is typically always a chance you may be hired permanently.
This is Shilonda Downing, signing off for Virtual Work Team LLC!