Q&A: How Do I List Temp-to-Hire on My Resume?

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Q: How do I list temp-to-hire on my resume? I started working for a company though a temporary assignment but was hired on six months later. How do I list that on my resume?
-Jenn

A: Great question, Jenn. There are a couple of ways that you can do this, but the answer for YOU lies in your intent – what you are trying to convey to future employers.

If you are trying to convey the length of time you have worked at XYZ company, for example, I would recommend something like this, where you count your starting date as the date that you began working for the company, no matter who paid you directly:
XYZ COMPANY Position Title From-To
Job description

If you are trying to convey the fact that you were hired on quickly, perhaps because of your talents/skills, I would recommend something like this, where your last sentence, perhaps in italics or as a bullet reads:
XYZ COMPANY Position Title From-To
Job description
• Promoted from temp in ### weeks.

When you are completing an application, however, for the second scenario, started with the hired on position as the most recent, listing the respective address, position title, manager and salary, and the temp company as the next position in reverse chronological order, with its respective information.

Best wishes on your job search.

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