I spent another great morning speaking about how to turn seasonal jobs into full-time opportunities at San Diego 6 News! If you have a temporary job and you want to turn it into a full-time opportunity, you definitely to read this info.
If you missed the segment, here are my tips:
How to Turn a Seasonal Job into a Full-Time Opportunity?
Be a go-getter and do your best to stand out from the rest of the temporary employees
Keep your eyes open for opportunities to showcase those skills your boss may not be aware of, and always offer to help with a project, stay late, or fill in for a coworker when needed.
Pay attention to the business side of things. Keep a running list of potential changes or improvements that may help increase efficiency and profitability
Make it known to your boss that you want a full-time opportunity. No one can read your mind. You have to ask for help.
Even though my segment was about finding jobs in California, many of these strategies can be used no matter where you are searching for a job.
What are some things you don’t want to do? Some mistakes people make?
Don’t think of it as a temporary job, think of it as a trial period before you get a full-time job, change your mindset and it will reflect your commitment on the job.
Don’t tell people you are really busy with school or family, etc. they will think you aren’t serious about a full-time job
How can you use your network to land that full-time job?
Introduce yourself to everyone that works there and attend all networking events. Get to know as many people as possible.
Identify the decision makers at your job who make the hiring decisions and get on their radar.
What happens if it is over and you didn’t get an opportunity?
Make the effort to keep in touch with both coworkers and bosses, because you never know where they may end up in the future.
Social media tools like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter can be a great way to keep in touch with everyone and stay up-to-date on what they are doing.
What if you get the job, how should you spend the first 90 days to make yourself successful?
Establish expectations with your boss.
Soak up as much as you can. Observe the culture.
Say yes to lunch.
Write down your goals.
Have you ever turned a temporary, seasonal job into a full-time role? What are your tips?
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