Working in a temporary position or part-time for a company can be quite beneficial in the long run.
First, it’s a foot in the door. Once you can get into a company, there are many opportunities for advancement.
Second of all, the job market is still tough out there. Even if what you really want is a full-time job, it may be in your best interest to take something temporary in the meantime. Any paycheck is better than none at all.
Third, even if it doesn’t pan out so that you end up working a regular job with the company that currently employs you part-time, you’ve at least gained a new network of friends and co-workers by spending time there. The best way to get a job somewhere is by knowing somebody.
Developing new contacts is always a good idea.
If you’re already working a temporary position and thinking about going full-time, what are you waiting for? You have to let them know. Nobody is going to speak up for you, so you have to apply and promote yourself.
The easiest thing to do in advancing to a full-time position is to set up a meeting with your superiors and let them know your intentions.
Be prepared. Update your resume. You can even draft a cover letter stating your experience with them and what you’ve learned so far. Let them know how much you enjoy working for the company and how you dream of working there full-time.
Chances are if you inform your employers of your desire to go full-time, they will probably go for it… as long as you have been an exemplary employee during your part-time position. So even if you are upset about not making enough money right off the bat and stressing about paying your bills and such, don’t let those things keep you from showing your bosses what you are worth.
A temp position can be an opportunity for you to showcase your skills and demonstrate what you are capable of. It’s your time to shine.
This part-time period is also beneficial to employers, because they get a chance to try you out and see if you are a good fit for their company. They get to see how you utilize your time, how you interact with your co-workers, and what you bring to the table. Once you prove yourself, your employers can then decide whether or not they made a good choice in bringing you in.
The job market is always evolving and adapting to the world around us. It is not uncommon to work twenty or so hours a week at a few different jobs, work from home, and do other work on the side.
These days, you have to do what it takes to get by. If that means working part-time until you see the proper opportunity for advancement, then so be it.
If you are in the same boat as many other struggling Americans out there, you probably can’t afford to pass up on a job.