Career Planning Finding a Job Temp to Permanent Employment Request Letter Sample By Alison Doyle Alison Doyle Facebook Twitter Website Alison Doyle is one of the nation’s foremost career experts. learn about our editorial policies Updated on May 13, 2021 In This Article View All In This Article How to Apply for a Temp to Perm Transfer The Benefits of Writing a Request Letter What to Include in Your Letter Job Transfer Request Letter Example Contract to Permanent Position Letter Example Photo: Ivan Solis / Getty Images You've been working as a temporary employee, and you want to request a transfer to a permanent position. How can you make the request to your employer? What should you write in a letter requesting a transfer to a permanent role? Here's an example of a letter or email message used to apply for a transfer from a temporary position to a permanent one. Also review advice on what to include in your letter, and how to make the request to turn a contract or temp job into a permanent one. How to Apply for a Temp to Perm Transfer Some employers have a streamlined process for temporary employees seeking a permanent role. With others, temporary workers may have to apply for the position through the same process as external candidates. Note Check with your manager or human resources department to learn the guidelines and process for applying for permanent employment. Company Policy For some positions, you may need to formally apply for a permanent position. If that's the case, you'll most likely need to complete a formal job application and additional paperwork with human resources. Check the company website frequently so you're aware of available positions, and be prepared to apply when you find openings that are a good fit for your skills and experience. Federal Jobs If you are applying to a federal agency, be aware that temporary employees often do not have the status that a permanent federal employee has. Also, the organization may not be able to easily convert you to permanent. You may have to compete for your job with others who have preference due to previous federal employment or veteran status. The Benefits of Writing a Request Letter You may have filled out forms to apply for the job already, but a letter to the supervisor who will be hiring the permanent employees is a good introduction. It shows you are serious about the request. This is especially true if you have been employed as a temporary worker for a number of months. What to Include in Your Letter Always include your contact information, including email and personal phone as well as business extension, if applicable. You want to ensure your employer has multiple ways to contact you. List how long you have been employed in the temporary or contract position with the company, including job titles and departments. Your current supervisor or the hiring supervisor may not be familiar with where you have worked within the company and the skills you have used. You can cite jobs where you used similar skills to show that you have more experience. Note Impress upon the hiring supervisor that you have already developed experience with their company. You are already trained, which will save time and effort after being brought to permanent status. Showing the hiring manager your skills can help you transition from a temporary role to a permanent one. Job Transfer Request Letter Example Here's an example of a letter requesting a transfer to a permanent position with an employer. Download the permanent position request letter template (compatible with Google Docs and Word Online) or see below for more examples. Download the Word Template Job Transfer Letter - Temporary to Permanent Position (Text Version) Jerry Lau123 Main StreetAnytown, CA email@example.com May 6, 2021Melinda GreeneMarketing ManagerBimbles123 Business Rd.Business City, NY 54321Dear Ms. Greene,It was with great interest that I learned that HR will be accepting applications for a permanent full-time Sales Associate in the Young Men's Department. I have been employed as a temporary seasonal employee since November. I am very interested in staying on at Casy's in a permanent position. Please accept my resume for review and consideration.Before moving to Anytown last spring, I worked as a Sales Associate at Bimbles in Bigville for three years. My experiences included customer service, inventory control, and merchandise display.Working at Casy's has been very rewarding, and I would appreciate the opportunity to become a permanent employee. I feel that both my previous experience and the commitment I have shown as a temporary employee make me an excellent candidate for the open position.Best Regards, Signature (hard copy letter)Jerry Lau Contract to Permanent Position Letter Example This is an example of a contract to permanent position letter. Contract to Permanent Position Letter Example Edward Rodriguez123 Main StreetAnytown, CA firstname.lastname@example.orgMay 6, 2021Bradford JanningMarketing ManagerABCD Company123 Business Rd.Business City, NY 54321Dear Mr. Janning, As you are aware, I have been a contract worker for the ABCD Company for the last two years. I am very interested in the permanent marketing position that was recently listed on the company website.Before moving to Anytown last spring, I worked in marketing for Amadorn Associates, where I was responsible for digital, print, and social media for the corporation. In a role similar to the posted position, I performed market research, analysis, and reporting to assess the success of our campaigns.Working at ABCD has been rewarding, both professionally and personally, and I would appreciate the opportunity to become a permanent employee. I feel that my previous experience and the commitment I have shown as a contractor make me an excellent candidate for the open position.I have attached my resume for your review and consideration.If I can provide any further information, please let me know.Best Regards,Signature (hard copy letter)Edward Rodriguez Was this page helpful? Thanks for your feedback! Tell us why! Other Submit Sources The Balance uses only high-quality sources, including peer-reviewed studies, to support the facts within our articles. Read our editorial process to learn more about how we fact-check and keep our content accurate, reliable, and trustworthy. USAJOBS.gov. "Federal Employees." Accessed May 6, 2021. USAJOBS.gov. 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