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Advice For Holiday Part-Time Job Seekers

By November 27, 2011Career Transition, General

I hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving! I’m sure many of you are already deep into your Holiday shopping, and if you’re like me, you’re probably looking at the receipts in disbelief!

This is what leads to a lot of people – even well established professionals with a good salary – to consider taking a part-time Holiday season job.

Last year around this same time, I wrote a blog post about this very topic for people who were considering this option. Looking back at it, the advice still rings true today:

1. Be open and flexible. Holiday hours definitely have high demands at certain times, and you’ll need to be ready to answer the call.

2. Have realistic expectations. The idea of making minimum wage may not jingle your bells, but it’s more than likely the reality.

3. Think outside the box. For example, assisting in customer service calls from home.

4. Start looking now. Many employers have their Holiday positions filled by Thanksgiving, so get on it!

Have any of you ever worked a part-time job over the Holidays? What was it? How was your experience?

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