Be 100% reliable – show up on time, deliver quality work, and communicate with your colleagues. Treat your temporary job or contract like a permanent full-time position. Many temporary workers treat work as ‘temporary’ and don’t take it seriously enough, you can stand out by going the extra mile and showing commitment, enthusiasm, and flexibility. Altering your mindset will help you feel like you’re part of the company and you’ll start to anticipate business needs and proactively offer your help and ideas. This will all contribute to ensuring your employer regards you as essential to the overall success of the business.
Learn the business and adapt to the culture
Think outside of your direct responsibilities and take the time to understand company objectives and culture. Like with any new role, it’s important to do your due diligence, speak to as many people as possible, learn about the culture and get to grips with the business strategy. Only then will you be in a position to understand to advise on improvements and new ways of working. This will develop your credibility and emphasise your long term commitment to the business.
Network, network, network
Even if there isn’t an opportunity to go permanent in your current position, your manager or peers can provide recommendations when you decide to move on, or might be able to refer you to a contact who has open positions. Temping allows you to showcase your skills and meet a range of professionals, enabling you to build your network and grow your industry presence.
Make your intentions known