How to Make a Great First Impression at Your Temp Job

Posted March 20, 2014

When you start a new full-time job, you’ll probably be “on probation”—that is, under observation for at least the first three months.

If you’re working at a temporary job, you might only have a week or two or even just a few days to make a first impression. When you’re working in temporary staffing, first impressions are vital, especially if you want to impress the boss and possibly be offered a full-time position. So, how can you ensure you’re making that good first impression?

  • Be proactive about introducing yourself. Say hello in the elevator, kitchen, halls, et cetera. In many offices, the other employees might not have the time to seek you out but will appreciate you making yourself known.
  • Get organized. You’re going to be receiving a lot of new information on several different fronts. If you establish good habits and get organized from the beginning, you’ll make not only your own life easier, but those of your supervisors and coworkers.
  • Jump right in. Do your best to work hard from the get-go. Don’t slack off just because it’s “only” a temp job. It may lead to a permanent opportunity, and even if there’s no chance of that, you want to earn a positive review with your firm at the end of the assignment.
  • Dress the part. . Make sure your temp employment firm has communicated to you ahead of time what kind of attire is appropriate for the environment you’ll be in. S
  • Live by the office rules and regulations. Make sure you have full information about policies such lunch breaks, office hours and safety guidelines.
  • Give notice if you’ll be late or absent. Give your temp employment firm and supervisor as much notice as possible if you know you’ll be late or absent on certain days. If there’s an unexpected issue, such as an illness, notify your employment firm immediately so they can provide a fill-in for the day.
  • Join in online. You can stay in touch and network with fellow employees from a temporary job by following the company and certain coworkers on social media sites.

Are you looking for a temporary job? Give Ambassador Personnel a call. As one of the Southeast’s leading employment firms, we can connect you with great jobs that are a great fit for you. If you are looking for temp jobs in Georgia, contact our team today.