With the busy Christmas period upon us, the need for casual workers is increasing. But what happens when the season ends? If you’re looking for something a little more permanent, consider the following to turn your causal gig into something more long-term.
- Talk to our recruitment consultants about jobs that have the opportunity to extend. Often, an employer will make it known that a job could extend beyond the initial period. Be sure to let your recruitment consultant know that this is what you’re after so they can keep you in mind.
- Be reliable, professional, and motivated. At your casual role, turn up when you agree to, be on time, and be enthusiastic. The Christmas period for retail, hospitality and other industries can be busy, and employers are counting on their team to keep their business running as smoothly as possible. If you can demonstrate that you are reliable and keen to be there, your employer is likely going to want to keep you on if they can.
- Be flexible. Taking on casual work can be a great way to keep in the workforce, earn and learn new skills. It may not be your dream job, but you never know where it may take you. Many candidates start in a position that they hadn’t planned on, and work their way to where they really want to be. Try widening your search, look at positions you may not usually. You just never know.
Of course, there’s no guarantee that a casual role will extend. Sometimes the opportunity just isn’t there. But if that particular role doesn’t turn into something else, taking the job seriously and being professional and reliable is always going to be appreciated, and your recruitment consultant will be keen to place you again.