The weather may be cooling down, but the holiday job search is just heating up! and if you’re looking for something temporary then now’s the time to re-buff your resume. It is easier to find work during the holiday season than other times of the year.When it comes to the holiday season most companies are looking to pick up some extra hands. Stores are busy, orders need to be shipped and planes are full with family members who need places to stay. It is a big boost to make some extra money and stay active without committing yourself to a full-time job. Recruiting professionals say taking a seasonal job can lessen the employment gap in your resume.
The industry that offers ample employment opportunities is the retail industry. They tend to hire holiday workers for a variety of positions such as salespeople, gift wrappers, and call centers. Try the below- given points and land a superb holiday job that suits well to your interests and skills:
Dressed-Well: Ensure that you’re well-dressed while going for an interview at a clothing store; preferably wear the brand of that store.
Apply In-Person: Most of the holiday jobs are customer-service oriented. So, walk in for an interview with a smile and pleasing attitude. Online applications are offered by many retailers, but what best is to have a face-to-face conversation with the manager.
Not Just Search Online: Looking just online will not provide you with a holiday job; go around your city too.
Flexible Work Scheduling: Go for a job that offers you a flexible scheduling. The possibility of earning is more when the scheduling is flexible. The evenings and weekends tend to pay more.
Never Offer Temporary Treatment to the Job: Don’t give temporary treatment to your holiday job. When the company is ready to hire for full-time employees, they turn to the personnel and consider work done during a short-term holiday period.
Offer Future Assistance: If you are interested in working with the same company during other busy times of the year, then let your manager know at the time of interview only. It enhances the chance to fall the job in your hands when the company goes for future hiring as it trims the cost of training of the company.
Know Your Strength: Arrange a few lunches or coffees with people you have worked with, know your strengths that they think you possess. Take their feedback and revise your online profile, CV, and cover letters, using it.
Thank Yourself: Recognize what is meaningful and good within you. It will fill you with confidence to face the world.
Attend Holiday Parties: Join your spouse if he is heading for some holiday party. You will meet up new people, and you may come across some opportunities.
Networking: Explore all the possible options of job search. Connect with the friends and relatives, who are already working in holiday places’ and communicate your interest for the job.
The temporary opportunity in the form of ‘Holiday Job’ is a great CV builder, and can also be a step towards a permanent, full-time job position.
Happy Holiday .. And best wishes on your search.