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Thank you again, and we’ll see you soon!

Using the Holiday Season to Find a Long-Term Position

AUTHOR: Darlene Zambruski
POSTED: November 14, 2013 at 12:43 pm

In addition to retail, many companies gear up their hiring during Thanksgiving and Christmas. There are event planners, caterers, travel agents, personal shoppers who consider the holidays one of their busiest seasons. The list goes on and on. To the average job seeker, this time of year may seem like a clear path into a dead-end position. It doesn’t have to be. If you look at the bright side.

Turn That Part-Time Position into a Permanent Job or a Career

Whatever your industry, if employers are hiring in it during the holiday rush, consider applying for those jobs. They’re your foot in the door to the company. It beats sending out countless resumes, waiting for that coveted call and hearing nothing but silence. Holiday work is a first step. Make it work for you.

Do More Than Expected

It’s easy to get discouraged at this time of year and to be in the job only for a paycheck. That’s a huge mistake. Use the opportunity to do all that you can for the employer. When January rolls around, you might be asked to stay on. If you’ve shown unusual initiative and talent in a certain area, they may create a job for you.

The Known is Always Better Than the Unknown

No matter how unhappy we are in our personal lives, careers or with the people we know, it’s always daunting to make a change. Most of us think we might be moving toward something worse. Employers are the same. Once they get to know you during the holiday season – and like what they see – they’ll be more willing to consider you on a permanent basis. Perhaps a full-time basis. Because you’re known.

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You Have to Turn Each Situation Into an Opportunity

Don’t make the mistake of waiting for the perfect job. There aren’t any. Don’t approach an employment search negatively – “I won’t do this.” “I won’t even consider that.”

Do all that you can to make yourself valuable to the company. Turn that part-time holiday position into what you want it to be. A chance at a solid job. Or a career.