You've shown up on time, completed all your work and now the project is done. For a job seeker who depends on temporary assignments to make a living, there's still plenty of work to do. Before moving on to the next opportunity, don't forget to take care of the essentials and wrap up any loose ends. Automation Personnel Services, one of the largest staffing firms in the U.S., helps job seekers create a great plan after their temporary assignment ends.
Give Thanks Where Appropriate
One of the first things to do is contact your recruiter, your temporary supervisor and in some cases, your temporary peers. This gives you the chance to say thank you for the opportunity and express your gratitude for the job. Not only is this considered to be common courtesy, but it can go a long way in keeping your name top of mind for future job opportunities, and to prompt recommendations or referrals.
If you can't make contact in person or over the phone, don't hesitate to use email or social media. You'll want to avoid personal profiles whenever possible, but making contact through a business channel shows you are motivated and dependable.
Provide Specific Feedback
After thanking the appropriate staff, the next step is to provide your specific feedback on the entire experience. Make sure to describe what you liked best and what you didn't like, but be courteous, grateful and respectful at all times. Your attitude here will reflect back on your qualities as a professional. This could mean the difference between landing a full-time job (or another temporary assignment) and going back to the unemployment line.
Feel free to ask your managers, peers or even your recruiter for their feedback as well. This can go a long way in highlighting areas to improve your weaknesses or shortcomings while building confidence in your primary skill set. It also opens up an extended talk, which could lead to new job opportunities.
Make Yourself Available
Temporary employers may be hesitant to pick you for rehire in the future if they're unsure of your availability. If you had a positive experience, don't hesitate to ask about other opportunities. If none are available, ask your contact to keep you in mind for any future projects. Don't be bashful. It's important to make your intentions known.
Apart from showing genuine interest, this also shows a great deal of initiative on your behalf. Many temporary workers simply sit back and wait for jobs to come to them. Don’t do this! Always be looking for the next project.
Building Momentum as a Temporary Employee
Temporary workers often find it hard to get into a routine and maintain their excitement from one assignment to the next. While the process is easier for some, this transition process is a necessary step in everyone's road to success.
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