Posted December 23, 2014 by

Searching for Seasonal Employment? 5 Tips to Help You Find a Job

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With the holiday season moving right along, some people may be out in the job market trying to find seasonal employment.  This is a smart time to focus on your job search since this is usually a busy time of year for shopping.  As consumers demand more goods and services, employers will need more workers to meet the needs of customers.  This leads to more hiring, which can benefit seasonal employees in a couple of different ways.  First, it gives them a chance to earn some extra money for the holidays and second, it allows them to gain new skills and work experience for their resumes.  If workers do a great job, then maybe they will be asked to stay with a company long-term.  Check out five tips that can help you find a seasonal job.

Keep your options open – You never know what opportunities will present themselves.  Retail jobs are usually popular this time of year, so look out for job openings in this area.  Restaurants may also be a viable option.  In addition, look for local events that may need workers during the holidays.

Think beyond the normal holiday season – Do you live in a cold weather climate?  If so, you may be able to find a job involving winter sports or activities.  Have you prepared taxes before?  Tax season is just around the corner and if you have any experience in this field, your services will likely be in high demand.

Work remotely – If you are able to, working from home is good way to save some time and money.  Depending on your skills and interests, you might find some employment opportunities online such as blogging or in social media.

Put important skills on display – There are certain skills employers want you to possess, especially during the holidays.  These include the ability to learn quickly, handle a busy and stressful environment, maintain a positive attitude, and give your best effort at work.

Prepare to be interviewed – If an employer feels you’re an ideal job candidate, you might be granted an interview.  Make sure you practice potential interview questions and are able to clearly communicate what value you can bring to a company.

The holiday season is a great time to find a job.  Getting seasonal employment not only allows you to make some extra cash but also gain new skills and work experience.  Who knows, if you make the most of your opportunity, you could go from seasonal worker to permanent worker.

William Frierson is a staff writer for CollegeRecruiter.com.

Source: The Career News

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