Don’t Let No Stop You From Trying A Seasonal Job

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With the summer already here and seasonal jobs filling up fast, its crunch time for a lot of college students and seasonal workers looking to nab their summer occupation. While there may be plenty of opportunities out there for seasonal workers, these jobs often fill up quick, especially by people who have the summers off. Students, teachers and other seasonal workers are all grasping at the same pool of jobs that open up when the temperatures rise. However, if you get a firm no during your seasonal job hunt, don’t get discouraged.

The nice, or negative depending on your point of view, aspect of seasonal jobs is that they are, not surprisingly, seasonal. These jobs open for only a small space of the year because they are dependent on either the weather or some other environmental factor that makes holding this job temporary. While these jobs can fill up fast, getting a no from a potential seasonal employer shouldn’t be a discouraging answer.

Seasonal jobs have a very high turnover rate. People come and go at such a pace that new openings are always cropping up. For instance, while you may have been told a certain seasonal job is already filled up in May, by June there is undoubtedly a few vacancies from people who just didn’t want to put in the effort. Either from unprofessionalism or better opportunities, seasonal workers can quickly jump ship with few consequences.

That leaves you in a prime spot to pick up the pieces. Keep in touch with a seasonal job that you applied to throughout the summer. If you’re looking to be a lifeguard, you have a much bigger window to apply and check back in versus a strawberry picker. The length of a seasonal job will often dictate what your window of opportunity is.

Furthermore, just because you heard no this summer, don’t feel that the answer will still apply next year. While it may be a bit
impractical to cross your fingers over a job a year down the road when you need cash right now, it’s better to have something on the horizon than nothing at all. Plus, although most seasonal jobs are only temporary, there are always a few positions open year round to get ready for the next season. If you manage to snag a seasonal position and like it, try and stay on the good graces of the
bosses. You have plenty of opportunity to advance relative to other workers since everyone is on a seasonal basis.

Keeping in contact with a seasonal hiring manager can not only demonstrate your drive and ambition but certainly can help you snag a temporary job for some quick cash if you are on summer vacation, on furlough or in-between jobs. Don’t let no stop you in your tracks.

Any seasonal jobs previously held that turned into full time careers? Sound off on the comment section and share your success stories.

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