There is no secret that a contract job is a great way to get hired on direct and to land that full-time job. There are many reasons you may be a contractor:
- cover a medical or maternity leave
- cover for someone who is working on other projects
- to work on special projects
- they are behind and need some extra support
- for a Temp-to-Hire.
Whatever the reason you are in there and contracting – this is your chance. Show them they don’t want to let you go. You need to out work and out perform the others there. Live by the motto – Everyday is an Interview. You never know what is going to happen. What if the person doesn’t come back from the leave, now they have an opening? What if after you start a full-time employee gives their notice? You just never know when a scenario will open up and you are now being considered for the job.
Also remember, hiring managers usually know other managers. Maybe the contract is over but they recommend you to another manager and department. It is important for you to keep your A-Game and again – Everyday is an Interview!
I have had many, many, many contractors hired from a contract job. It happens all the time and has already happened twice this month. I also have had many passed over and other contractors were hired and given the opportunity. Mainly because they failed to live by the motto.