Now Might Be The Time To Ask…

Now Might Be The Time To Ask…

Posted on 26. Jan, 2016 by in Career Paths, Careers, Job Seekers, Networking, Personal Branding, Transitions

Did you have a seasonal healthcare IT job over the holidays? Did you love that job and wish it could last longer? Now might be the time to ask if there are any openings in a full- or part-time position. Here’s why:

  • You have been a part of the team as a temp worker, so you know the ropes
  • You are a familiar face — hopefully, a good impression has been made
  • You can suggest ways your assets can be a good fit for their goals
  • Your paperwork is already on file

Even if they do not have a way to fit you in right now, ask that your resume be kept on file and that you be alerted to openings in the future. If there is a way to stay in touch with what is happening at the company – like a newsletter – get on the list.  There are common mistakes to avoid in a job search, like  neglecting your current temporary job to try and snag a better one. Just because a job is temporary does not mean it is unimportant, and the networking effects of doing a good job linger.

The reality is that everything you do – the interactions you have and the memories you leave behind at a seasonal job – still count. It’s part of your resume, and it’s part of your reputation. If you have been doing a good job at a temporary position, you will be remembered positively when you submit your application for a permanent one. Good luck!

Erin Kennedy

Erin Kennedy, CPRW, CERW, BS/HR, is a Certified Professional Resume Writer/Career Consultant, and the President of Professional Resume Services. She is a nationally published writer and contributor of nine best-selling career books.

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