Guest Author - Gwendolyn Thompson
The holiday season can be a very busy time for many companies. Many people will take time off from work to be with family or to go on vacation. This can leave temporary employment opportunities for others to take advantage of while learning new skills or brushing up on skills already learned.
Temporary holiday employment is a great way to update and refresh your previous skills. Temp work will give you the opportunity to update and transfer the skills that you were using before you were unemployed and give you a chance to learn new skills that you can apply in the future.
Holiday temp work can update job skills that you may not have been using if you were unemployed and is a good way to update your resume to bring it current plus these jobs will be in demand before Thanksgiving and until after Christmas leaving you plenty of time to apply.
Holiday seasonal jobs are a great way to earn extra money while you are unemployed and allows you to update your people skills in stressful situations that the holiday seasonal rush can bring while giving you the opportunity to be part of the holiday spirit all at the same time.
Some seasonal jobs will be advertised in local papers but many will be advertised by placing a sign at the place of business for those passing by to see. A good place to start looking is at busy malls and plazas. It would also be beneficial for the unemployed to visit their local temp service.
Many businesses will look to temp services to fill seasonal vacancies. Companies that choose this route will be hiring to fill a temporary job that is a temp-to-hire position that could lead to permanent employment or an offer of permanent part time employment.
The holiday season can begin by the end of October but gets into full swing by Thanksgiving while continuing past Christmas and into the new year. This is a great time to decide when you will be available and what days you can work before looking for available jobs.
The best time to look for temporary employment is now so get in the holiday spirit and find the seasonal job that fits your schedule while updating your skills. Seasonal opportunities are always available but it is up to you to find the job that will be a good fit for your needs.