How to Transition from Part-Time to Full-Time Employee

June 16, 2016

Career Advice

22484527807_5198b8e070_zAs a part-timer, you know your work ethic and commitment to the company, but you’re wondering if everyone else—the important people that is—are seeing it as well. After all, you’re hoping to land a full-time opportunity with this awesome company… but how?

Here are just a few actions that may help you stand out at your organization:

Bust Your $%%
You may be a part-timer now, but use this time to show that you have no problems putting in the time and effort that a full-timer does. In other words, stay late, work longer, work harder and show some grit! Your hiring manager will see this and hopefully become a great reference for you in your own department or another one.

Be a Problem Solver
Organizations are looking for employees who can pitch in everywhere. They want people who can come up with appropriate and cost-effective solutions to company problems, no matter what department they are in. Show your boss that you have good ideas and are willing to follow through, and he or she will remember you when an opening comes around.

Network Across Departments
Make yourself known in accounting, HR, marketing, legal, etc. Make friends with employees in the other areas you work with and eventually they will know what you do… and you’ll have a better handle on their responsibilities as well. This is a very unique and beneficial position to be in—part-time with the opportunity to learn the organization and place yourself accordingly.

Ask for More Responsibility
If you’re not sure what more you can do or where the department needs your help, ask! Talk with your manager and find out where you can pitch in. Make it known that you have a bit more time to spend at work if needed and you’re willing to pick up a project here and there. Or, explain your favorite project and ask if there are more similar to that one coming up.

Photo via U.S Department of Agriculture/Flickr.

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Spectrum Brands is a global $5 Billion Consumer Products company headquartered in Middleton, Wisconsin. While you may not be familiar with the Spectrum Brands name, there is no doubt you will recognize some of our brands.

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