As a temp, you’re a life saver. Because you’re called to stabilize a company’s workload, you may be all that stands between a business and total chaos If you want to be the kind of worker that’s asked for by name when someone needs a job done, follow these tips.
Know Your Stuff
The company who hired you doesn’t have a lot of time or resources to spend training you. You’re expected to perform the task given to you immediately. Find out as much as possible about your position from your agency. What equipment do they use? What standards do they follow? How much work do they expect from you in what amount of time? If any of what’s described is unfamiliar, do some research, and practice any equipment and techniques you haven’t used in awhile.
You may have been hired to do one specific thing, such as be a receptionist. However, if someone asks you to do something that’s not part of your job description, such as clean up the lunchroom, don’t be afraid to do it. Don’t think of any job as beneath you. Once you develop a rep for getting any type of task done, companies are going to start calling you for a wider range of positions.
Don’t be the type of worker who just clocks in, gets as little done as possible and can’t wait to leave. The company hiring you has enough of those types of those employees on the payroll. Research the company beforehand. Find out what problems you can solve in your current position, even if it goes above and beyond your current task. Be nice to everybody and show a positive attitude. Don’t be afraid to let your employers know that you’re interested in staying on because your skills can help make a profit for the business.
The more you’re liked by a hiring company then the better your chances are of getting called back for more interesting, higher-paying, or even permanent positions. To find out more about being a temp worker, please contact us.