A seasonal job
is one that’s only required over a season, e.g. Christmas, or summer when tourism leads to an increased need for staff. Some seasonal employers like to use this opportunity to evaluate fixed-term employees and decide which, if any, to take on permanently when the season comes to a close.
Here we’ve listed some great tips on how to be that employee that goes from seasonal to permanent!Impress
An important thing to consider when trying to make this transition is that it is your boss’ choice as to whether to give you a permanent job or not, so you need to be trying your hardest to impress him or her!
There are many ways of impressing your boss, most of which are pretty obvious, and these involve being punctual, being friendly with co-workers, employers, and customers, and being respectful.
Just don’t go overboard – there’s a fine line between showing off your talents and simply showing off!Talk To Your Boss
Talk to your boss regularly, and be sure that they are aware you’re looking for a permanent position. That way if a job opening arises and they know you want to be made permanent, they will be sure to think of you first.
Remind them periodically if you think they might not remember, but again ensure you don’t go overboard – no one likes being pestered for a job and this won’t put you in a good light in their eyes!Be Happy To Learn
There’s no point in acting like you know everything, and then being clueless when your boss asks you questions! Be happy to learn from those around you and listen to what others have to say.
Your boss will be impressed with your confidence and will respect you for listening and learning.
Being able to take constructive criticism and advice on board and improving yourself in the role is a great quality that bosses look out for!Prove Yourself
If a job position does arise and you know you’re in the running towards taking it, you need to prove yourself to your boss. Prove that you would be suitable for the job and that you’re capable of the tasks involved in the job.
You can do this by going above and over your normal work-load, or if you have work that relates directly to the permanent job ensure you do this as efficiently as possible. Be Flexible
Over the seasonal period it’s easy to be flexible and have an open schedule for work, however if you’re looking for a permanent job you’ll need to be flexible and open to work throughout the year, not just these few months.
Prove that you can be flexible by offering to cover other people shifts when needed and ensuring you turn up to all of your own working hours without needing cover. This will not only earn you some extra money, but once your boss knows you’re open to working different hours they will think of you when a job opening comes. Have any other tips to share? Please leave a comment below!