Earn Extra Cash
Get a Seasonal Job
(Date posted: December 31, 2009)
This page shows how to earn extra cash by getting a seasonal job. Many seasonal jobs derive from farming and fishing seasons. Since food is a necessity, these kinds of jobs will always be in demand. You just have to know how to find them.
The information on this page will help you find a seasonal job and get hired.
Here are the topics:
Benefits of a seasonal job
Kinds of seasonal jobs available
Ways to look for jobs
Websites for searching for jobs
Tips on getting hired
Points to emphasize when seeking a job:
(1) Consider the employer's needs, desires, and viewpoint.
(2) Your job, should you accept the assignment, is to help the employer make money.
(3) Traits to embody -- ambition, cooperation, dependability, enthusiasm, honesty, and persistence.
Before using this information to earn extra cash be sure to read the following notice: Disclaimer
Seasonal jobs provide employment at only certain times of the year. However, when workers are needed for these jobs, they are really needed.
Seasonal jobs provide a good way of earning extra cash. They also let you ease into the workforce. So if you aren't quite sure what to do with your life, you can use these types of jobs to explore some possibilities. The same thing applies if you have been out of the work force for several years.
These jobs also let you plan your personal life without having the restrictions of a full-time job. The drawback, of course, is the limitation on the amount of money you can earn.
So use these jobs while they offer an advantage. At some point, you may choose to seek out a full-time job.
Many seasonal jobs derive from farming and fishing seasons. Other season factors are such things as the Christmas shopping season.
Following are some typical seasonal jobs:
- Alaska fish industry jobs
- Cruise ship jobs
- Income tax preparer
- Package delivery for Christmas season
- Picking fruit
- Pruning fruit trees
- Retail store clerk for Christmas shopping season
- Ski resort jobs
- Soccer camps
- Summer camp counselors
- Swimming pool lifeguard
- Warehouse worker
There are several ways to search for available jobs. You can look in places where employers announce their job openings. Examples would be the "help wanted" section of classified advertisements in newspapers and the "jobs" section of craigslist for your desired city.
You could go around to business firms in your local area to see if they have any job openings. You might want to leave your resume if the business looks appealing.
You could ask your family and friends if they know of any possible job openings that might be suitable for you.
You could visit the local offices or Internet sites of job placement firms. Look under "Employment Agencies" in the yellow pages of your local telephone book. Keep in mind though that some of these employment agencies charge a fee for their services. This fee is usually paid by the job applicant. However, if employers are desperate enough, they might be willing to pay the fee.
Perhaps best of all, you can use the next topic to hunt at job search websites.
It may, or may not, be a good idea to visit or move to a new area in search of a job. You might want to write to the local Chamber of Commerce first to inquire about job prospects in that city.
These job search websites are an easy way to conduct job hunting. When a website has a search selection box that allows for keywords you usually can enter "seasonal" as a keyword. This lets you search for seasonal jobs instead of full-time jobs.
Following are some popular job search websites:
Grocery-Store-Applications.com provides job resources and online
applications for many of the top supermarket chains across the United States.
Jobster® lets you search for jobs based on keyword (job title, company name, or other keyword) and location (city, state, or zip code).
Monster® lets you search for jobs based on keyword (job title, company name, or other keyword) and location (city, state, or zip code). Website has job listings for US locations and international locations. Monster.com has a very sophisticated array of career tools.
Quintessential Careers(TM) -- provides a list of job search sites for "seasonal, fun, unique, unusual, and cool jobs." They also allow job searches by keyword (job category, company name, or other keywords) and location (city, state, zip code). You also can post your resumes.
SeasonalEmployment.com -- provides job searches by zip code. They have seasonal jobs, summer jobs, beach jobs, camp jobs, winter jobs, ski resort jobs, cruise ship jobs, resort jobs, and international jobs.
SimplyHired® lets you search for jobs by entering keyword (job title, skills, company name, or other keyword) and location (city, state, or zip code).
TeenJobSection.com -- fill out a resume online. They have summer jobs and seasonal jobs.
Yahoo! hot jobs® lets you search for jobs by entering keyword (job title, skills, company name, or other keyword) and location (city, state, or zip code). You can also select (or not select) a job category. They also have career tools, and they accept resumes.
If you receive an offer for a job interview, it is best to make some preparations. Do some research on what the company does. The interviewer probably will be very impressed with your knowledge of the company.
Here are some possible questions to answer in your research:
- Is the company growing, maturing, or declining?
- What kind of problems and opportunities do they face?
- How can you help the company achieve their goals?
Consider the three Points to emphasize when seeking a job.
Show up for the interview on time, neatly groomed, and wearing the appropriate attire. If you aren't sure what to wear, telephone the human resources department of the company. (For a small company, telephone the receptionist.)
During the interview, show your interest in the company and its future. Don't act as if your only interest is to use the company as a meal ticket. Show how you can help advance the goals of the company.
After the interview is over, thank the person for his or her time. Send a follow-up letter a few days later to thank the company for the interview and perhaps inquire into your chances of being hired.
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