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Turn Temporary Assignments Into Permanent Positions

August 19th, 2015

July 13th Candidates

Despite the challenges of starting or re-establishing a stable career, there is a smart option for landing a rewarding job that can last. By signing up for temporary assignments through a quality staffing agency, like Concorde Personnel, you can turn temp work into permanent positions in very little time. The key is knowing how to use temporary staffing to your advantage to land a great long term career with a top company. Here’s how to turn your next temporary assignment into a permanent position.

Dress for a Successful Image

One of the best ways to impress the company for which you will be temping for is to show up to work on time, always dressed for the part. People judge temporary workers on many levels, so you don’t want your appearance to be one of them. Come to work in the right attire, wear socks or hosiery, and be neat and groomed professionally to give a great impression at all times. This will give you a successful image early on.

Be Adaptable and Flexible

In order to position yourself for a possible regular assignment in the future, be willing to adapt to the needs of the company for this you are temping. This can mean taking on extra work hours, new tasks and accepting change as part of the assignment. When the company decides to make permanent placements, this will give you the advantage because you will be known for being ready to take on the challenges of the company.

Demonstrate Your Skills

Outside of the interview you will be doing with the recruiter at the staffing firm, make sure your immediate supervisor on the work site knows your full capabilities as a candidate. Ask to take on new work duties and really show your stuff. Demonstrate what you are capable of and why you would be a valuable member of the team if the company were to make you an offer of employment in the future.

Adopt the Corporate Environment

Another great way to turn that temp job into a more permanent situation is by learning what the company stands for and adopting the values of the workplace environment. The more you can show that you fit in well with the rest of the permanent employees, the better chance you have of being thought of for regular work opportunities.

Convey Your Desire to be Permanent

A mistake that many temporary workers make is forgetting to let the immediate supervisor know being hired permanently is desired. Do not assume that the people you work with know that you want to become permanent. After a few days on the job, take a moment to let your immediate supervisor know this, as well as the staffing agent who has placed you on the assignment.

Become Indispensable

The very best way to get offered a permanent job as a temp worker is to become an indispensable member of the team. Work hard in the first 2-3 months on the assignment and provide a great value to the company. If you do this, you will most likely be considered when it’s time to make a decision about your contract. Remember, it’s up to you to make the most of your temporary assignment so that you can end up with a great long-term career.

Want to find a great temporary to permanent assignment? Visit Concorde Group today and take advantage of our candidate resources!


Temp Jobs on the Upswing This Year

March 16th, 2012

The powers that be may have declared the recession officially over, but that doesn’t mean employers are ready to make the commitment to hire full time staff members to replace those who have quit, retired, been laid off, or have been fired due to the recession with full time staff members. Employers are loosening their belts a little bit, so to speak, by hiring temp workers.

In fact, temp work is on the rise in a really big way. It’s another sign that while hope springs eternal, confidence hasn’t yet returned to Main Street USA – at least not where job creation and benefits packages are concerned.

Where are the Best Places to Find Temp Jobs?

It’s the areas that were least hard hit by the recovery, Texas in particular, that seem to be leading the way in the hiring of temp employees. The Midwest, where industrial jobs are the life blood of the economy though have not really enjoyed quite the same strong surge in temp employee demand as other areas but it’s seeing some signs of life too. Even areas like Detroit that were hit brutally hard by the recession are beginning to see temp jobs come rolling in.

The Northeastern states have also shown a great demand for temp employees in recent months. That leaves the West Coast somewhere in the middle of the weaker Midwest and the Booming Southwest – or at least the state of Texas.

The truly odd thing for many people is the fact that the greatest demand for temporary staff and employees is greatest in states that were the least hard hit by the depression. In other words, there are more calls going out for temp agency placements in the states that have the lowest unemployment numbers.

What Skills are in Greatest Demand?

Unfortunately, there seems to be a serious disconnect between the temp jobs that are “in demand” and the talented individuals needed to fill those jobs. High demand fields for temp workers in the current economy include fields such as sales professionals, healthcare technicians, IT professionals, engineers, and even truck drivers.. Bilingual or multi-lingual temps are also in high demand especially those who are fluent in English as well as Spanish, Japanese, or Chinese.

Many people are surprised to learn that there are shortages of people applying for temp jobs in these industries – especially in light of the current economic situation. The problem for some people is that there’s still a lot of uncertainty about temporary jobs. They’re holding out hope and looking for something that promises more permanence. That could work to their detriment if companies don’t find some real incentive, real fast, to begin hiring full time employees once again. Of course, the out of work public is also not getting out there and applying for the jobs that match their skills and that is something we hope to see change in 2012 too.


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