Do you enjoy picking up some extra cash over the holiday season? With the days of summer winding down, there’s never been a better time to start searching for seasonal employment. It may surprise you that many employers begin recruiting seasonal workers as early as September and October for holiday shifts, so they can fill positions ahead of time and avoid scrambling to hire workers during their busiest season. Here are some tips for taking advantage of the fall to land your next seasonal job:
Do your research.
Starting the research process early will help you identify the types of companies seeking seasonal workers. Some of the best ways to do this include searching online and networking with family and friends. By educating yourself about the opportunities available, you can then start the process of updating your resume and cover letters accordingly. Even though getting seasonal work is not as competitive as a full-time job, you’ll still need to prepare application materials and present yourself as a highly marketable candidate.
Evaluate your schedule.
Planning ahead for any seasonal job requires giving some thought and consideration to your current schedule. Juggling a seasonal job along with a full-time position can be challenging, especially with personal and family commitments. Seasonal work is typically best for individuals with flexibility, as holiday jobs can consist of long and unpredictable shifts. If you don’t have much freedom in your existing routine, you may need to adjust your schedule or reconsider whether seasonal work is a fit for you.
Work with a recruiter.
Staffing firms work with hundreds of companies in need of seasonal workers each year and are constantly seeking qualified candidates to add to their pipelines. Getting in touch with a recruiter will allow you to explore potential options for seasonal work and get your “foot in the door” with companies that are already hiring. This also alleviates some of the stress from the hiring process, as your recruiter will vet jobs that are specifically aligned with your work experience and skill set.
Following the tips above can take the stress out of finding a seasonal job before the holidays get into full gear. The sooner you make your search a priority, the quicker you’ll be employed!
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Get in touch with The Liberty Group, with locations from the East Coast to the West Coast.
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