1. Make yourself Important.
Part Times are often more flexible than you think. Find an area in the company that is lacking, and customize your role to fit this niche. Make sure it is something you excel at so they find you indispensable.
2. Go above and beyond expectations.
This is obvious, but going above and beyond isn’t just doing a great job at your job description. Is your company looking for volunteers to plan a company event? Are they participating in any non-profit activities? Volunteering to help with company events or participating in any charitable company initiatives will let you meet more people throughout the company and often connects you with senior management who you wouldn’t normally talk to.
3. Be friendly!
You might be the best in crunching numbers but if your coworkers don’t like you they won’t be sad to see you go. Most companies say they have a great company culture, but you won’t know the true dynamics of the team you are working with until your first day. And guess what, you’re at the bottom of the food chain. Regardless of the day-to-day politics of your office, always keep a positive attitude and don’t get caught in the drama. This will go a long way to securing that prized contract renewal.
4. Learn as much as possible.
This doesn’t just include learning your company’s CRM system. Attend MeetUps or other industry events in your community. If your company offers Training classes, take them! Accept all opportunities to learn as much as you can and gain as many hard skills as possible.
5. Build relationships with as many people as you can.
People do business with people, not companies. Develop a relationship with your coworkers so that even if they can’t bring you on at the moment, you will be at the top of their mind the next time they have an opening. Maintaining your network takes effort, so go for coffees, keep them updated with your career, and send them your thoughts they will find interesting.