Seasonal Jobs To Become Full-time Jobs: How To Make Yours Stick

The Society for Human Resource Management says that nearly 4 in 10 employers plan to transition some of their temporary, seasonal help to full-time jobs. That’s based on a Careerbuilder survey of nearly 3,000 hiring managers. Granted, these are hospitality, retail, and other on-your-feet gigs but they are indeed jobs.

Another complementary survey found that 28 percent of employers plan to turn at least half of their temp jobs into fulltime positions.

So if you have one of these seasonal jobs and you want to keep getting a paycheck come 2013, how can you make the transition? According to U.S. News & World Report blogger Lindsay Olson, there are five steps to take, and they seem to apply even if your temp job is more white-collar data entry than stacking boxes or manning a cash register.

  • First, go above and beyond. Think of the seasonal job as an extended interview, so do your best to be helpful.
  • Offer to work holidays. Yeah. It sucks. But it’s money in your pocket and brownie points for later.
  • Finally—ask. Make your wishes known to your boss, schedule a regular check-in a few weeks before your assignment is slated to end, and reiterate your interest.

For more, check out Olson’s post and good luck!

Publish date: December 11, 2012 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT