When you work with temp agencies, you get the opportunity to work in a temporary position, but you can get more out of it than that. Temporary jobs can turn into permanent placements if you play your cards right, and your temp work can create opportunities for more work after your contract is up. To turn the position found through temp agencies into a permanent placement, make sure you show your temporary employer that you belong with their company and that you’re an ideal employee. Even if a position isn’t available once your contract is up, taking these steps can still help to set you up with permanent work elsewhere.
How Temp Agencies Can Advance Your Career
Even if the company you do temp work in isn’t quite what you want to do long-term, it’s still a good experience to meet new people and to get your name out into the field you’re interested in. When you’re a temporary worker, it can be easy to keep your head down and get your work done, but this won’t help you build relationships. Get to know the other team members, the supervisor, and your employer. Being memorable, contributing to your team, and discussing other interests and qualifications can help you find other work in the future. If you have built a good relationship with your supervisor and they know that you are interested in a certain position or field, they may be able to give you recommendations or suggest opportunities as they come up. If you are interested in staying on as a permanent employee after your temporary contract is complete, this is much easier to bring up and make a reality if you have a good relationship with your employer or supervisor and if your coworkers like you and your work.
Learn From This Opportunity
Whether you want to stay in this position or you’re looking at doing something slightly different, every position allows you to learn new skills, expand your talent, and develop as both an employee and a person. Take the time to ask questions and pay careful attention to not only the work being done but also to the company culture. Learn how you can improve as an employee while also excelling in your temporary position.
Showcase Your Skills
If you’re working through temp agencies you likely have some experience in the past and you definitely have some great qualities. During your temporary position, take the time to show off your skills. Be efficient, follow only the highest quality safety standards, and produce great work in a timely manner. Unlike other staff, a person in a temporary position only has a small amount of time to prove what a great worker they are, so hit the ground running and show off your skills from day one. Learn what skills employers are looking for by reading more here.
Show your employers that you’re dependable every single day. Clock in on time, don’t take extended breaks, don’t leave early or rush the job, hit your deadlines, and do what you can to make the most of your time with the company. If you finish your tasks early, ask what else you can help with. Make the most out of your temporary construction placement by showing yourself to be a valuable team member who would be welcome on the job site anytime.
Even if you’re only temporary, don’t check out and think that it won’t be your problem after your contract is over. Treating your work within a temporary position as if it will continue to be something you care about will show your employer your commitment to the company and may convince them to keep you on as a permanent employee. When you actively try to help the company and have an attitude as though this is your permanent job, it shows your supervisor and employer how committed you are.
Find Permanent Work Using Temp Agencies
Temp agencies can help you reach your career goals through a variety of paths. You can start with a temporary position as a way to get into a permanent position with a company or as a way to break into a field. Temp agencies also sometimes offer other staffing solutions. At Matrix Labour Leasing, we also place talented workers searching for permanent employment with respectable companies. Whether you’re looking for a temp position that you can turn into something more or you want to find a permanent position from the very beginning, Matrix Labour Leasing can help. Start a rewarding new position by partnering with Matrix Labour Leasing by calling 1-403-201-9520 or filling out the online contact form.
Q: Where can I find construction jobs in Canada?
A: You can begin your job search at our in-house job board.
Q: Does Matrix Labour Leasing only a temp agency?
A: No, we also specialize in temp-to-hire and direct-hire placements as well as other staffing and recruiting services. We also offer a variety of back office and HR support services.
Q: How can Matrix Labour Leasing help find me a job in the construction sector?
A: Matrix Labour Leasing is in constant contact with contracting companies looking for temp-to-hire and direct-hire workers. Depending on the nature of the role, we can either recommend you to one of our contracting companies or offer you a temporary contract ourselves.