We are entering the busiest selling season of the year. Don’t sit on your backside, waiting for the perfect career position. You can jump into an opportunity to get you moving, continue your networking, and create some immediate income. Here are just a few of hundreds of interesting things available right now:
Manage a Hickory Farms mall kiosk. Fun surroundings, reasonable pay and 40% off all merchandise. “We are looking for area supervisors, store managers, and sales associates for the upcoming holiday season.” Hickory Farms
Want to work where people play? As the ski season ramps up, ski areas have trails snow-filled and groomed, and resorts are busy hiring staff in a variety of capacities. Spending a season or so on the slopes is often an excellent way to fill time between graduating from college and that first “real” job. It can be a mind-clearing sabbatical from the corporate world, or even a way of life when coupled with seasonal summer employment. Ski to Work
Temporary postal service carrier. No experience necessary. Requires a valid driver’s license. Job to begin in late November or early December and work until late December. Flexible schedule, but must work eight hours a day, five days a week, or more. Must be able to lift up to 70 pounds. Pays $15.62 per hour. Bring the Mail
UPS – several years ago, my oldest son, Kevin, spent a couple of interesting months in the Christmas season delivering packages for UPS on a mountain bicycle pulling a small trailer. Great for the quads, meeting people and getting a paycheck! What can Brown do for you?
A seasonal job is like an audition. It’s an opportunity for you to show your skills. And you can bypass other candidates by offering to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends. The more available you are, the better your chances of getting hired. Michael’s Stores, the retailer of arts and crafts supplies expects to hire about 10,000 seasonal workers this year, up from 7,300 last year. And about 10% of those will be recruited into permanent staff positions.
Want to be a pyrotechnician, get a Scuba diving job or drive an RV cross country? There are plenty of creative opportunities out there – just be creative in looking at places like these:
Don’t wait until January to look for a job. If you jump into the market now you will have fewer competitors and you may have a chance to demonstrate your abilities – and work right into a permanent position.