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Posted October 26, 2012 by

How to Turn a Seasonal, Temporary Job Into a Permanent Career

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Thirty-nine percent of employers who are hiring seasonal help plan to transition some employees into full-time, permanent staff, up from 30 percent in 2011. To stand out as a candidate for a long-term opportunity, hiring managers recommended the following:

  • Provide above and beyond customer service. Offer help instead of waiting to be asked for it – 53 percent
  • Proactively ask for more projects – 46 percent
  • Let the employer know up front that you’re interested in permanent employment – 46 percent
  • Present ideas on how to do something better or try something new – 34 percent
  • Ask thoughtful questions about the organization – 32 percent

Source: Careerbuilder

Posted October 25, 2012 by

5 Top Cities For Job Seekers Looking for Seasonal Work

Matt Ferguson of CareerbuilderRetailers are stocking their stores with more than just merchandise going into the holiday season – they are also adding more seasonal help, according to a new survey. Thirty-six percent of retailers plan to have extra hands on deck around the holidays, a healthy jump from 29 percent in 2011. The survey was conducted for Careerbuilder by Harris Interactive among more than 2,400 employers between August 13 and September 6, 2012.

While seasonal hiring is expected across the entire country, the five cities with the largest economies and plans to hire include: (more…)