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Getting a promotion

    • 13 posts
    November 13, 2012 7:00 AM EST

    So I’ve had enough of a blow to my ego that I need a little advice. Let me start by telling you why:

    I have been working as a temp, at a company I really like, for the last 7 months. I don’t have a lot of experience in this field, which is part of why I feel like this job is going to look really good on my resume. 

    After a few months of working for them, I asked if I could be hired outside of the staffing agency, since they are paid with funds that could be allocated to me. My boss was extremely sweet and rattled off some excuses; they can’t hire me until I’ve worked for them longer than three months, they’re in a hiring freeze… you know the drill. Well, I didn’t want to push the issue, so I just let it be.

    But when I came back from a few days off for having contracted what could only be described as the most horrific head cold ever, there were at least three new hires!

    Now I am worried. I feel like I need to step up my game, but I also feel like perhaps they just aren’t interested in hiring me as a full-time employee. However, three other people here said they worked as temps for a year here before getting hired full-time. Furthermore, another temp has already come and gone whilst I was here. So I feel like I must be doing something right.

    Anyway, after a bit of searching, I found this article that highlights tips on how to get a promotion. The article brings up several suggestions that I already strive to practice, but I know I’m not a perfect employee, so there are some I should work on.

    But in terms of this job that I’ve already held for seven months as a temp, do you think it would be better to stay and hope for the full-time position after a year? 

    Or, do you think it would be better to cut my losses and apply for a full-time position in the city I would like to move to, while this one is still on good standing for my resume? 

    As per usual, any and all responses will be appreciated 

    • 59 posts
    November 16, 2012 12:35 AM EST

    I suggest you should stay in the company as it might be in their policy to make an employee permanent by making them work for a year. This may also be a part of trusting on the person that he\she could handle the schemes and relations with the company and will give support for a long time.

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