As the holiday season is nearly upon us, you’re probably already ramping up your efforts to find a job. Thousands of temporary workers around the nation rely on the coming months to make ends meet, and many full-time professionals use temporary agencies and recruitment agencies to make extra cash for the holidays. Some of these roles even lead to permanent employment when the season ends.

Set Your Focus on Gaining Full-Time Employment

There’s always a chance you’ll be offered a permanent role based on your performance or an employer’s need for workers, but those who make it their goal to gain full-time employment will find the process much easier and smoother. It might not even require any special actions on your behalf – simply showing up on time and doing your job might be enough.

Make Your Presence Known

But you can’t depend entirely on your temporary bosses. At Automation alone, we work with thousands of qualified candidates – and we’re just one staffing agency. When a company depends on temporary workers to fill their roles, especially during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it can be difficult for their managers and supervisors to keep track of faces or names.

That’s why it’s important to make your presence known on the job site. If possible, go above and beyond your daily responsibilities and take on extra hours or fill in for an absent co-worker. Not only will this draw the attention of your supervisors, it might even result in some additional cash in your pocket at the end of the week.

Don’t Be Afraid to Ask

The worst thing they can do is say no, but it’s still important to make your intentions known. An employer might be under the impression their temporary workers aren’t interested in full-time work, especially during the holidays, so don’t hesitate to tell your boss you’re available. They might be able to keep your name handy for future needs.

Make sure that the Talent Coordinators at Automation Personnel Services understand that you are looking for permanent, full-time work.  They can help steer you to assignments that are more likely to end in full-time employment.  After the season is over, stay in touch with Automation.  Not only does this keep your name fresh in their mind, it’s a great way to let them know that you’re still available for work.

Making a Good First Impression and Following Through

Turning a temporary opportunity into a full-time job is difficult – especially during the holiday season. Automation Personnel Services recommends you enter into your seasonal role with a clear goal, make a strong first impression and follow through with an email or phone call after the assignment. It won’t guarantee a full-time job, but it definitely keeps your name in the pool of potential candidates.

Partner with an Award-Winning Staffing Agency

A two-time winner of Inavero’s Best of Staffing ® Award, Automation Personnel Services, Inc. is ready to bring your company the best employees. Contact us today to get started on working with one of the largest staffing firms in the U.S.