14
Nov
2016

The Benefits Taking Seasonal Jobs

Seasonal jobs can range from holiday jobs in the service industry, events-based work, or even customer care call center agents. It is not a rarity to see these jobs around, it is readily accessible and open to different people with different qualifications. These types of jobs are increasingly popular during or before the holiday season, especially for businesses in the service industry. There is also no shortage of people who are open to these types of jobs especially knowing that there are benefits in taking such jobs.

The Benefits Taking Seasonal Jobs 1

Learning Experience

Usually, employers of seasonal jobs are looking for short term employees who will immediately contribute in operations from day one. This doesn’t mean you will have no training at all, it just means that you will learn all you can in a shorter amount of time. You will most likely learn a lot of new skills, especially if you take a job in an industry you’ve never worked in before. You will also get to sharpen the skills you already have making that resume stand out more. Seasonal jobs are a great way to meet employees that have worked in the company longer, asking for their guidance will thoroughly buff up your knowledge and skills.

Explore the Company

Some people take seasonal jobs to get to know the company first and not commit to an organization they don’t fully know yet. Applying to a seasonal job is a good way to test the waters in that company. You can see if the job you applied for caters to your needs in a working environment. Examine their organizational structure, values and ethics whether they match up with yours. This is also a short-term job that you could potentially leave without any consequences, once the contract expires. What better way to research about a company you’re interested in, than immersing yourself to their operations. It is also ideal for managers to promote part-time employees to full-time employees rather than hiring and training new candidates.

Money, Money, Money



Everyone needs some money to spend especially around the holiday season, Seasonal jobs don’t pay a lot but it puts enough extra cash in the pocket to get yourself something nice, or reward a family member or a friend something special. If you work in a retail company, these jobs are also a great way to take advantage of their employee discount, helping you out with your shopping duties. You’re not going to say no to an opportunity for some extra food on the table or an extra gift or two, right?

Beef Up Your Resume

Taking up a seasonal job says a lot in your resume, it means that you are serious about finding a job and no job is too demanding for you. Seasonal jobs also give you the opportunity to work in different industries which will give you different experiences and a more varied skill set. This also means if you want to find a full-time position in a different field, finding a seasonal job is the first step to show you have some experience in that field. The more seasonal jobs you take, the more managers you encounter, and given that you perform well that’s a lot more recommendations under your belt.

Seasonal jobs are more than a way to earn or keep yourself busy, it’s a door leading to many other opportunities. It is a stepping stone to the career you are aiming for it allows for many networking opportunities. Best of all it adds to the skills you have and even sharpen those skills you already have.

 

About the Author:

Carl Padillacarlp

A lad who enjoys foodies, technologies, lifestyle, and adventures. I write to inspire and encourage. I enjoy and live every moment because laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and dreams are forever.

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