Turning Your Summer Job into a Career

Turning Your Summer Job into a Career

With more and more companies hiring temporary, seasonal help, your summer job may be your best bet for employment at this point. But as one of today’s leading staffing agencies, Peoplelink can tell you it doesn’t have to stay that way. In fact, there are steps you can take to turn that summer job into a full-time one. Here are some tips to help you:

Tip #1: Look at the Benefits 

While a temporary job may not be your ideal, it does offer many positives. You get a chance to dip your toes into the water of an organization to see whether it’s a good fit for you. Full-time employees don’t have that opportunity and typically don’t find out what life is really like at a company until after they’ve accepted a permanent position. As a temporary worker, though, you can learn a lot about the company, its culture, who works there and gain a more in-depth perspective about your role.

Tip #2: Be Consistent, Reliable and Produce Quality Work

It sounds like a no brainer. But too many workers today can’t even deliver these basic essentials. Don’t be one of them. If you are, then nothing else matters. You won’t get hired. So make sure you show up on time each day, your appearance is appropriate and professional and you do what’s expected of you.

Tip #3: Take the Job Seriously 

If you want to turn your temporary job into a full-time one, you cannot have the mindset of “this is just temp work.” Take it seriously by:

  • Learning all you can about the company – understand its history, services, customers and competitors;
  • Sharing solutions and ideas. For instance, if you see the organization is facing a challenge and you know of a solution that worked in a similar situation at one of your past employers, provide your input;
  • And building relationships by introducing yourself and getting to know your peers and managers.

Tip #4: Go Above and Beyond 

Yes, you need to perform to expectations. But that’s not going to get you noticed. What is going to make you stand out is when you go above and beyond for your manager.

One way to do that? Before the end of each day, approach your manager and ask them if there’s anything they need you to do before you leave. You may catch them off guard, but you’ll definitely make a positive impression.

Tip #5: Network, Network, Network

Those you’re working alongside have the greatest capacity to spread the word about you. So making a good impression on them is key. They can also help you find out about new opportunities within the company and give you insider information on getting hired there.

Whether you’re looking for summer, temporary work, or are more interested in a full-time opportunity, Peoplelink can help. As one of today’s leading staffing agencies, we will listen to your needs, find out about your career goals, and do our best to help you get where you want to be – from resume to interview to job offer. Ready to get started? Contact us today or search our jobs now.