5 Tips to Turn a Temporary Job into a Permanent Job

Permanent JobTemporary jobs are a great way for employers to keep their business running while also not committing too much to full-time employees. This situation presents job seekers with a prime opportunity to show their skills to employers. It’s also a chance for people who need money to provide for their family while continuing their job search.


When most companies are on a “hiring freeze,” they look internally before opening a position to outsiders because they prefer to hire people who have already been working for them and whom they already know.

If you’re someone who is looking for a job and also needs the money, temporary jobs are the perfect opportunity for you to get the best of both worlds. The following tips can help you make the most of a temporary job.

Choose carefully

What you don’t want to do is to put yourself in a situation where you don’t gain anything. If you want a career in finance, only accept temporary jobs that will bring you closer to achieving that goal. Only accept a position that isn’t relevant to your chosen field when there is a dire need for it.

Tell them your intentions

Once you have spent a considerable amount of time at the company, it may be best to let your employer know that you want to be considered for a permanent position once it opens up.

Know that it’s best for everyone

You don’t have to worry when you tell the employer that you want to be considered for a permanent position, since it will be in everyone’s best interest if you’re the one they’ll hire. You’ve already spent time with them, so they already know you and your work.

Don’t look down on yourself

Being a temporary worker doesn’t mean that you’re not at the same level as everyone else. You may be in a temporary contract, but that doesn’t make you any less important than the others. That’s why you shouldn’t be slacking off; always do your best if you want to be considered for a permanent position.

No task is beneath you

You may have graduated with honors, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t help with smaller tasks when you have the time for it. Extend help to others, and keep building rapport with everyone in the company.

When you’re looking for a job, you should avail yourself of every option. Don’t overlook temporary positions, as they just might be your path to success.

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Alan Carniol

Alan is the creator of Interview Success Formula, a training program that has helped more than 80,000 job seekers to ace their interviews and land the jobs they deserve. Interviewers love asking curveball questions to weed out job seekers. But the truth is, most of these questions are asking about a few key areas. Learn more about how to outsmart tough interviewers by watching this video.