We’re nearing the end of the year, and it’s time to start creating a game plan for the holiday season. While many people are planning their holiday celebrations, businesses are increasing their efforts to recruit and hire additional help during this busy season.
If you need some extra money to get through the holidays or are simply looking for a new opportunity during this time, finding a seasonal job may be the solution. We want you to land a job by making the holiday hiring season work in your favor.
Apply Everywhere for Seasonal Opportunities
If what you need is a job, any job, don’t narrow your job search to one type of business.
The National Retail Federation (NRF) predicts that retail sales for 2022 will grow by 6 to 8% over 2021, with its data showing retail sales were up 7% year-over-year for the first six months of the year. Although retail is expected to hire in spades, other businesses are just as busy. Shipping companies, restaurants, customer service centers, flower shops, caterers, and event centers usually hire additional workers during the holidays.
You can also work with local staffing companies (like Express Employment Professionals) so they can connect you with opportunities you wouldn’t hear of otherwise. With you and the staffing agency both job searching, you get twice the job search power without paying a dime.
Be Prepared to be Flexible
Seasonal workers must be flexible to accommodate extended holiday hours, and you don’t want to knock yourself out of the game by demanding a specific schedule. Taking seasonal work may mean spending more time away from loved ones or skipping a holiday party. Understand that the sacrifices you make as a seasonal worker are only temporary.
Make the Most of a Seasonal Job
A seasonal job really can lead to permanent employment, but even if it doesn’t, it’s still an opportunity filled with endless possibilities. It can be an opportunity to grow and learn, a chance to add to your resume, a way to earn a paycheck, or a little extra money during one of the most financially stressful times of the year. Maybe it’s an opportunity that will lead to a life-long friendship or help you decide what you want to do with your life.
Embrace the opportunities that come your way today; you never know what they will bring you, or where they could take you.
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