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Be Selective About Assignments

When you are considering temporary work, ask yourself if you would want to work for this company long term. Your goal is a permanent role, so don't waste your time taking an assignment with an organization that is not a good fit for you; unless the networking and experience/skills-growth benefits outweigh your time spent.

Treat It Like a "Real Job"

Showing the same commitment and drive as a permanent employee will send a clear message to your assignment supervisor that you belong with this company. Behave like a true member of the team by:

Dressing and acting the part
Learning the names of your co-workers
Becoming familiar with, and adapting to, the company culture
Understanding the different processes for your company and its departments
Take Initiative

Always ask for more work when you finish a task – it's a great way to demonstrate your enthusiasm and work ethic.

And if your goal is to turn your assignment into a permanent role, voice your opinion when appropriate. Don't discredit your ideas just because you aren't a direct employee with a company. Your outsider's perspective could be exactly what the company needs.

Build Your Network

Not every assignment will lead to your dream job, but that doesn't mean it can't still serve as a stepping stone. No matter where you're working, take advantage of the networking potential the assignment offers by introducing yourself to co-workers, supervisors and other managers – and sharing your career goals.

Gauge the Fit

Consider your potential future with this company. How likely is it that you will work for this organization long term? How do they treat their employees? Do you get along with your assignment supervisor, the team and the company culture? Are there any roadblocks that may put a premature cap or ceiling on your growth potential?

Answering these questions will provide you with a clear view of the true potential available – and ultimately make a great choice for your future.

Express Your Interest to Your Staffing Coordinator

If the assignment has real potential in your mind, and you have established yourself as a great asset to the employer, it is time to express your interest to your staffing coordinator. He or she can gauge the employer's interest in hiring you. If the circumstances are right and you're a great fit for the organization, your staffing coordinator will manage your transition to a direct employee.

Stay Positive!

Not every assignment will lead to a full-time job with a company. That's just the nature of temporary work. However, if you follow this advice and treat each assignment like the valuable opportunity that it is, it will be a positive and beneficial experience for you.

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Disclaimer

We are an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of @WORK Personnel Services Southern California to assure equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, veteran status, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

Depending on client requirements and specific job duties, applicants may be subject to a pre-employment background check and/or drug screen through our employment screening partner www.atbackgrounds.com. @Backgrounds is the preferred employment screening provider for the @Work Group.

  

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