3 tips for finding your next job

Job hunting is hard enough, but when you layer in the holiday season it can feel extra overwhelming. But here’s the thing, employers are definitely hiring now and need your help ASAP. 

Here are three quick tips to help you land that next job fast, whether it’s a temporary job or for work beyond the holidays.

1. Be the early bird

Even in slow years, there are plenty of holiday jobs for seasonal workers. And, as always, the earlier you start the less competition you’ll have. 

Start your search early and keep plugging away by applying to multiple jobs so you’ll increase your chances of getting hired.

2. Be open to new positions

Although you might not realize it, your skills and experience are easily transferred to different positions that you may not have considered before.

Whether your strength is communication, reliability, or whatever, chances are those skills come into play for other jobs. So be open to looking for something you’ve never considered. Don’t always search by position name, but instead by skills. This helps you to see all of the jobs you’re qualified for.

3. Be a holiday helper

Over 75% of businesses plan to hire additional staff during the holidays, so consider seasonal work. Try searching with the keyword “Seasonal” or “Temporary” on Snagajob to find what’s available near you.

Holiday work is an especially good opportunity if you’re looking to break into a new job that you’ve never tried before. Why? During the holidays, hiring managers are more willing to take a chance on people who don’t have direct experience. So it’s easier to get your foot in the door. Be sure to communicate with the hiring manager if you’re interested in staying on after the holiday season, and be sure to make a good impression to elevate your chances!

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Darrell Jones |
Darrell is Snagajob’s Manager of Content & Copywriting, where he enjoys writing and editing advice that helps workers and businesses align and succeed. His first hourly job was totally chill, bagging ice at an ice cube f-f-f-factory.