Tips for Seasonal Workers

SeasonalSeasonal jobs could be the perfect opportunity for job-seekers to gain that needed position. It seems this year will provide more possibilities for seasonal workers. According to a CareerBuilder survey that questioned at least 2,400 employers, 40 percent of managers will most likely find full-time positions for seasonal workers within their company.

Job-seekers should concentrate their job hunt on these fields: retail, customer service, administrative/clerical support, shipping and delivery, and hospitality. These are the top industries looking for holiday help. Other areas with possible openings are inventory management, accounting/finance, non-retail sales, marketing, technology and public relations.

Now comes the important part: compensation. Almost half of hiring managers hope to pay $10 or more per hour. And even better, 9 percent of employers expect to pay $16 or more an hour. It seems a large percentage of managers will offer between $8 and $9 per hour.

Of those who hope to receive a full-time position from a seasonal job, managers provide some tips:

??? — Provide excellent customer service by offering to help. Take initiative before being asked.
??? — Tell the manager that you are looking for a full-time position. The manager can’t read your mind.
??? — Ask for other projects and roles. Let them know you want to be more involved.
??? — Offer ideas to make something more efficient.

“Seasonal work can be a valuable opportunity for job-seekers to not only gain new skills and experience, but to also land full-time, permanent positions,” says Brent Rasmussen, president of CareerBuilder North America.

“Job-seekers looking for seasonal work should prepare their resumes and look into open positions sooner rather than later, as a significant number of employers start hiring for seasonal positions in October.”