Temporary to Permanent working – How to take the next step.

  • Posted by: Alexander Daniels
  • 31 January 2018

Temporary working may have been the right decision for you 12 months ago but circumstances change. Temporary working can be desirable as you can enjoy the flexibility and variety, on the other hand you may have finished a role and now want a more reliable and set in stone opportunity.

As a temporary worker you could have been hired for a few different reasons including managing extra workloads or generally helping a team out with an extra pair of hands. Having the right attitude is paramount when working as you could only be on a 3 month contract it is imperative to show this company you are willing to go the extra mile to help them. This can put you in good stead to perhaps be taken on permanently through the company.

When an employer looks at your CV they may see your temporary contracts as job hopping but there is a way to improve this. You can prove to the company that you are hard working and committed and they will be able to give you a reference that supports this.

Another key thing to remember is that even though you are there temporarily you are still employed by the company. It is good to make sure your behaviour is appropriate. Avoid being late, taking calls/checking your phone and being away from your work for long periods of time.

When you are first working with the company it may have been advertised as a temporary only role. It is important to take this with a pinch of salt as in many company’s if there is a permanent role they will more than likely hire within the company rather than find somebody new.

Always remember not every role can be permanent but it is important to know you have gained both experience and contacts and this could be the time when you make the plunge.