December 14, 2004

Seasonal Jobs For You!

According to the Monster Retail industry, SEASONAL JOBS, are always in need during this holiday season. Retailers always need to hire seasonal workers to satisfy swelling crowds of customers. If you are just that GOOD at your job, you may be able to revolve from that seasonal job into a permanent one.


There are three steps in the process of landing this seasonal job.

1. Most workers are on holiday break or vacation and are just in the mood to land a few extra dollars in their pockets for Christmas presents or what not. It sometimes does not really matter if this is referring to their major or career choices.

First take notes on these topics:

-Prepare a list of five or more retailers you would like to work for.

-Distinguish your application with the care you put into its preparation.

-Be specific about the kind of work you want to do, but indicate your flexibility.

-From the start, declare your interest in eventual full-time or permanent part-time employment.


2. If interested, set your sights on a permanent position

When a retailer invites you for an interview or offers you a seasonal position, it's time to ask some questions:

-What are the prospects of being offered permanent employment?

-Will the company evaluate my performance as a seasonal worker? How?

-What can I do to demonstrate my superior value as a permanent employee?

-What proportion of your seasonal employees is eventually offered regular jobs?


3. How to prove yourself on the seasonal job

As soon as you start a seasonal retail job, it's time to show the boss you're serious about converting your opportunity into a regular job.

-Demonstrate grace under the pressure of the holiday shopping season.

-Be 100 percent reliable; work all the hours you've agreed to and more if possible.

-Volunteer for a variety of tasks; show you're eager to learn all aspects of the retail operation.

-Make your ability to keep customers happy visible.

-Periodically remind your supervisor of your interest in a permanent position.


Make sure to take our advice and tips! Best of luck with grasping that seasonal job you hope to get hired for during the holiday season!

Posted by Stefanie Robb at December 14, 2004 10:15 AM
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