How to Turn Temp to Permanent

Does the start of the new year make you think about turning your temporary job into a permanent position? Maybe you’re job hunting and never believed temporary work could be stable. If you find the right temporary job and follow the steps below, you could very well find yourself in a permanent position sooner than you think!

Finding the Right Fit

The first thing to consider when is if the job is a good fit for you. If you want to stay there long-term, be sure the job is one you can grow with.

Working with a staffing agency is a great way to find temporary work with the possibility for a permanent position. In a conversation with them, you can give directions on what type of company you want to work for, the specific type of work you’re looking for and your motivations for the future. They are connected in the industry and have built relationships with companies, so they will know which temporary jobs will stay temp, and which have a greater likelihood to grow to permanent opportunities.

Work So They Want You to Be Permanent

Once you’re in a temporary position, work hard and prove you’d be a great addition to the team. Here are simple reminders.

  • Be reliable
  • Be enthusiastic and positive
  • Be interested in your job, the company, and your co-workers
  • Be valuable in your fresh ideas
  • Be a team-player and a good communicator

These qualities will not only help you make the most out of your position, but they will help you be a valuable force in the company. A company won’t want to let someone like you slip away and would be happy to bring you on full-time!

Find the Job & Get Advice


If you’re ready to find a great temporary job with the chance to become permanent, get started with Principle Personnel. You can also get advice for finding the right job and making yourself a more valuable employee.

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