It’s that time of year again—the time when many businesses, large and small alike, are beginning to set their sights on hiring a few new seasonal workers. Whether these are retail locations seeking extra help through the holiday season or factories hiring help to keep store shelves stocked throughout Christmas and beyond, there are many industries that hire short-term workers this time of year.
Of course, not everyone who is hired for seasonal employment is interested in ending the gig once the holidays have passed. Here are a few things you can do to increase the odds that you’ll be the employee they’re interested in keeping on permanently once the holidays are over.
Make Your Intentions Clear
One of the most important things you can do if you want to turn this temporary gig into something a little more long-term in nature is to let people know where your interests lie. Let your employer know that you’re interested in full-time work so that he or she knows to keep you in mind if a position opens up. Honestly, the most difficult barrier most people encounter in the workplace is failing to ask for whatever it is they really want. Communication is key to your success.
Show Your Worth to the Company
There are many ways you can accomplish this particular step. Don’t think for a second, however, that it’s an unimportant step because there are so many ways to accomplish this particular goal. A few things you can do to prove your worth to the company are the following:
1) Provide outstanding customer service.
2) Volunteer or offer to work extra hours, pull extra shifts, or accept new responsibilities. A “can do” attitude goes a long way when promotions and full-time employment opportunities are being considered.
3) Keep positive. A positive attitude will impress everyone and get you the favorable attention you’re looking for.
This, above all else you can do, will give you the results you’re looking for. Go above and beyond in everything you do on the job and continue doing so once you’re offered the full-time position so that they don’t feel they’ve made a mistake in doing so. Show up for work on time, every time, and have a positive attitude about the job at hand.
These steps are small steps to take but they can make such a huge difference for your opportunity to turn your seasonal work into a full-time opportunity long after the holiday season has ended. Put them to work today and see what a difference they make in the way your employers perceive and respond to you. More importantly, see how quickly it has them seeing you as an asset to the company worthy of full-time employment. For access to a wide range of seasonal temp to perm assignments in MA, check out the latest job postings at The Suburban Group today.