At the end of every seasonal hiring cycle (summer jobs, holiday jobs, etc.), employees wonder what they can do to keep their seasonal job year ’round. The truth is not everyone can get hired on. If employers had permanent need there wouldn’t be the need to fill “seasonal jobs,” but there are some ways you can put yourself at the front of the line to be considered for a full-time job offer -now or in the future- from your seasonal employer.
How did Danielle got a full-time job offer?
Danielle shared these tips that helped her stand out as a great employee:
- Always be at work on time (preferably early)
- Be available for them whenever (employers love flexibility)
- Be willing to stay extra time to help
- Go above and beyond – if you are assigned daily goals, reach them or go a little beyond. It looks great to the higher ups!
- Walk in with a happy disposition and a good attitude
What the seasonal hiring process was like
Danielle navigated a group interview to get hired, then did her best through training and gave her all by working holidays. By making a great impression and focusing on the goals that were important to her employer, she got hired!
“We were given a group interview with various questions. When the interview was over, the hiring manager asked me to stay behind to “sign some paperwork.* When she came back from ushering the other interviewees out, she told me that they were offering me the job and that she needed my ID and social security card. Then I had to fill out information and sign the contract. It was very quick and exciting.
“Training was one day a week for 2 weeks. We got to work on a simulated cash register. And then we started work for Black Friday. I tried to keep a good rapport with the customers and had various compliments. And I just genuinely enjoyed my job!
“I worked Christmas Eve and we had a meeting. We were told about the procedures for the seasonal workers to be hired on. It basically consisted of us either being put on the schedule or not for the week of New Years and we would know by Monday. When I went into work on Monday, I checked the schedule and I was on it! I was extremely excited. I said a thank you prayer!
“I just had my 90 day review last week. I was told by the assistant manager that they were happy with me. He said that even though hours would be short, they were truly excited to have me on and he gave me a congratulations!
“I’m so grateful to God, to them, and to Snagajob! It’s been a rough ride. And now I can take care of my son and get back on my feet.”
We’re so excited for you, Danielle – thanks for sharing your advice with other members, and congratulations on turning a seasonal opportunity into a year-long job!