5 for Friday: It's Not Too Late for a Seasonal Job Edition

Last week, we offered tips on how to turn your temp job into a full-time occupation. But where you can you find a seasonal job? What options do you have? Which ones do you feel more confident about being accepted for? Learn the specifics of where you could be working and what you would be doing there this holiday season in this week's articles.
  • Seasonal Jobs That Can Help You Make a Little Extra Money. SmartAsset: "Looking for a seasonal job to make a little extra money this year? Good news! Many retailers and other companies need help to keep up with the demands of the holiday season and are hiring thousands of seasonal employees. Whether you are a natural retail superstar or someone who would rather prefer to work behind the scenes, there are plenty of jobs for you to choose from."
  • 12 Seasonal Jobs for Christmas. ChristianPF: "Retail stores account for about 16% of the total U.S. employment. With everyone getting ready for the holidays, employers often boost the number of holiday rep staff in order to meet to the demand. Just make sure you apply early in case a smaller number of retail jobs appear this holiday."
  • Seasonal Jobs: Why It's Not Too Late, and How to Get Them. WOKV: "Moody says she thinks showing up in person and being honest about the passion you have for the product or the service that they’re selling will help most in getting the job. She encourages people to show a lot of energy to their prospective employers."
  • Holiday Hiring Picks Up, Could Lead to Full-Time Jobs. CSMonitor: "Despite earlier prognostications that temporary seasonal jobs would not be as plentiful as last year, the retail industry added 159,000 jobs in October. That's a 6.7 percent increase from a year ago and the highest number of new hires in the first month of the annual holiday hiring period since 1999, according to an analysis of Bureau Labor Statistics data by global outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc."
  • The Best-Paying Seasonal Jobs. Forbes: "Sutton Fell says companies are increasingly hiring seasonal professionals, meaning contractors and temporary part-time or full-time workers, in lieu of salaried workers because it keeps their costs down while also meeting the holiday rush. Workers benefit from the flexible scheduling and the visibility among potential employers."
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