A contract employee is someone hired to work for a company through a staffing firm. A lot of employers are going with this method as opposed to hiring someone to work for their company. 4 out of 7 of my jobs since graduating college have been contract positions and often times I’ve asked myself, why won’t you guys just hire me? The answer is quite simple, though: Full-time employees are very expensive to a company and hiring contractors can keep the cost down a lot. However, there always comes a time as a contractor where you are ready become a direct hire with the company, because well you probably deserve it. Here are a few tips on how to ask your company to hire you on to the team:
Be clear with your current supervisor and let them know your interest in becoming a full-time employee with the company. Express what you’ve done so far for the company and what you can continue to do for the company if and when hired on.
When you are on your P’s and Q’s and have your shit down pack, when going to your supervisor about hiring you on full-time with the company, those are some things that they can attest to when they in turn take it to whoever they need to, to discuss bringing you on to the company.
Network within your office and department. Make sure you are making meaningful connections and letting everyone around know what you are capable of and what you want in your future career. The people in your office can always vouch for you when it comes to that time to going full-time.
Be available and willing to put in the time and effort to get the job done, and people will begin to notice. Anytime someone who I don’t directly ask me for their assistance, I’m always readily available to help them out because I know in the long run it will be to my advantage.