Friday, November 8, 2019
10 Ways to Turn Your Part Time Job Into a Full Time Job
10 Ways to Turn Your Part Time Job Into a Full Time Job YouÃ¢â¬â¢ve got a great part-time or contract gig with a company you love. Maybe it suited you best at the time you were hired, or maybe you just love the company and wanted to get your foot in the door. Either way, youÃ¢â¬â¢re ready to try moving up the ladder and getting a more permanent position. Here are 10 strategies to get you started on the path to turning your part time job into a full time job. 1. Listen to the bossYouÃ¢â¬â¢re at a meeting, and your boss expresses a concern or unveils a new goal. Quietly start doing everything you can to show her serious results in making that goal a reality. As soon as youÃ¢â¬â¢ve got something to show, or some serious momentum, clue her in on your efforts. You may just blow the rest of the team out of the water.2. HustlePut a post-it on your desk, or, you know, a notification on your phone, that says Ã¢â¬Å"everyone else is working harder.Ã¢â¬ Let that scare you for a second, but donÃ¢â¬â¢t let it be true. If you want to rest on full-time laurels, you have to hustle 10xÃ harder to achieve them. Come early, stay late, get involved. Prove that youÃ¢â¬â¢re an asset by working harder, doing more, and showing more results. How else do you think youÃ¢â¬â¢ll get hired for good?3. Get creativeDonÃ¢â¬â¢t just do your project, turn it in, and shut down until you get the next one. DonÃ¢â¬â¢t just focus on the one aspect of the company that lands in your lap on a part-time basis. Try thinking about how your piece of the puzzle fits in with the rest of the company, and try to keep the big picture in mind. If you can show not just the value of your own work, but that you have a good sense of the company as a whole, youÃ¢â¬â¢ll distinguish yourself among the other freelancers and temporary employees.4. Be better than you are on paperMaybe your resume-worthy experience is kind of thin, but you really get whatÃ¢â¬â¢s going on here, in this field or in this company. Prove it. Show youÃ¢â¬â¢re wise beyond y our laundry list of accomplishments. Show your talent and your drive. If you prove yourself to be extra insightful, your boss wonÃ¢â¬â¢t care whatÃ¢â¬â¢s on your resume when it comes time to make hiring decisions.5. Be proactiveIf you want to graduate to full-time, you should make your boss feel like you already are full-time. That means going above and beyond on every project, insinuating yourself into the most important discussions, proving that youÃ¢â¬â¢re already an asset and part of the team. Going the extra mile now will make it very easy for your boss to see you in that rosy full-time light when itÃ¢â¬â¢s time to make decisions.6. Speak upDonÃ¢â¬â¢t just meekly submit your work. Submit your work with insightful feedback, or the great ideas youÃ¢â¬â¢ve got for how to help the company progress. Showing your investment in your team and the work youÃ¢â¬â¢re doing can go a long way toward getting you a full-time gig.7. Sell itIf you believe in the company, sell it. G et out on social media, spread the word. Be such a good spokesperson that the company is terrified to lose you, lest you focus your excellent attentions somewhere else. If you believe in them, theyÃ¢â¬â¢ll believe in you. ItÃ¢â¬â¢s mutually beneficial!8. TeamworkDonÃ¢â¬â¢t just distinguish yourself and go about doing anything necessary to achieve your personal goals. Nobody likes a mercenary. Be a team player instead. DonÃ¢â¬â¢t just prove to your boss that youÃ¢â¬â¢re essential, make sure your team knows it as well. Stand together and youÃ¢â¬â¢ll be stronger for it.9. Play the long gameAs much as possible, show long-term interest in the companyÃ¢â¬â¢s strategy and goals for the future, and indeed the future of the industry. That means staying abreast of trends and innovations, and constantly engaging in how to advance the company in the field. Even if you donÃ¢â¬â¢t get this particular full-time gig, youÃ¢â¬â¢ll be an asset in the next place you look.10. Self-star tCome early, stay late, get involved. DonÃ¢â¬â¢t go to a meeting without having a fewÃ suggestions or ideas. Make an effort with every project, on every team. Show youÃ¢â¬â¢reÃ more or less full-time already; hiring you permanently would be an inevitableÃ formality. Sometimes itÃ¢â¬â¢s the little things and the extra above-and-beyond detailsÃ that will really make a difference in how youÃ¢â¬â¢re valued.