How to Make Your Temp Gig Permanent

Just a few short years ago, Ryan started as a temp in a local office of a paper distribution company, but today he's the VP of marketing for that same company.

OK, so this happened on 'The Office,' and he's still referred to as "The Temp," but this happens in real life, too.

Paulette Beete has gone from temporary to permanent twice. "When I moved to Chicago in 1994, my first temp assignment was on the fixed-income desk at J.P. Morgan. I got the [permanent] job just a few weeks later, and I was there for five years."