Career Advice

How to Turn Temp Work Into Full Time Employment

Table Mountain Employment 25 November, 2019

Temporary work is a great way for companies to fill immediate needs without a long term commitment. It is also a great way for employees to find out if they want to continue in a certain line of work.

Many temporary positions can turn into permanent, full time employment. Here are a few ways you can help your chances of turning your temp position into something more permanent. 

Find Out About Permanent Positions

At the very beginning you should find out if the company is even offering permanent positions. Some companies just use temp workers without any intention of hiring them as regular employees. Finding out this information in the beginning can save you some time and irritation later. 

Give 200% 

Even though you are not heading off to your permanent dream job every day, you should give this job a 200% effort. Your supervisor and co-workers will see the energy you bring to the workplace every day and that can work in your favor later on. The worst thing you can do is to think of this job as second class and begin acting like it doesn't matter. Few people get hired with that mentality. 


This is the best networking opportunity because you are interacting with people who work where you want to work every day. Talk to co-workers. Find out what you can do to increase your chances of a permanent hire. What skills do you need to polish up? What should you pay special attention to? These are the people who have all the information you need. Make friends. Be sociable. 

Using a temporary agency is a great way to get your foot in the door of where you really want to work. It is also a great way to experiment with different types of jobs to find out what you really love and what you really hate. These tips can help you make the most of your time as a temp worker.