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Treat Each Assignment Like an Interview

Posted: November 14, 2013 | Categories: Job Tips | Tips for the Workplace | Customer Service

Job Tips to Help You Get Ahead

Temporary assignments can, and often do, lead to a full time position...so how do YOU snag that job? Treat each and every assignment like a job interview and you are more than halfway there!

Assignments will vary and change and it is important to remember that you never know who you will be working with (in addition to the onsite team), who will be stopping by the community and who you might impress by always bringing your '˜A' game regardless of how long you have been 'on the job'?.

The following tips will demonstrate that you are taking each job seriously and are proud of your work and contributions to the onsite team:

  • Dress to Impress.  First impressions are lasting; be certain that each day you show up in conservative, polished and professional attire and you will stand out from the competition.
  • Arrive prepared for your assignment.  This may mean that you spend a few minutes the evening before learning about the client, community, location, etc.
  • Plan to arrive early to account for unforeseen circumstances. You never know what traffic conditions will be like until it is too late.
  • When working alongside a community representative, be sure to defer to their judgment, regardless of your own background and experience.
  • When working alone, take copious notes.  The goal is to ensure that the onsite team feels as though they didn't miss a thing while they were away from the office.
  • Be certain to always obtain fully completed registration cards from all visitors to the community.  This is critical for the onsite teams follow up success.
  • Follow up your assignment with a quick thank you card or email. It will definitely make you stand out from the crowd.  CAUTION: Do not EVER use the community or representative's contact information to solicit employment or ask for more assignments.

By following these quick tips, you are sure to leave a lasting impression with any onsite team. Being memorable (in a positive way) is the first step to integrating yourself into the team and eventually being considered a key player who the client wont want to go without! Ready to get started? Check out our Job Opportunities near you!

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