Is a Seasonal Job Right for You?
With the holiday season right around the corner, many employers are beginning to bring on seasonal help in order to meet demands. Though seasonal work might not be for everyone, some candidates find that seasonal work is a great financial shot in the arm during a time of year when it is often needed most. If you’re on the fence about taking a seasonal position, here are a few other pluses to consider:
Try before you settle: One advantage of taking a seasonal position is the ability to work for a company for a brief period of time, without long-term commitment. This allows you to not only try out the company and get a feel for the leadership and culture, but also the type of work itself.
Build your resume: Especially if you are between jobs, seasonal positions can be a great way to build your resume and avoid gaps in employment that may be a turn off for potential future employers.
Improve your chances for a full-time position: Though seasonal work doesn’t always lead to a permanent position, it does provide a crucial in-road into the company, allowing you to show what you’re capable of and impress leadership, which will improve your chances of landing a full-time job with the company when one becomes available.
If you’re interested in seasonal work but don’t know where to start, AtWork can help. Our expert recruiters place candidates around the country into a variety of seasonal and temporary positions every day. Visit AtWork.com/locations to find a branch near you!