How to turn your seasonal job into a full-time job

Amy Culver |
Amy is our Lead Copywriter at Snagajob, where she loves to use her word nerd powers to help workers and employers connect. Her first hourly job was as a cashier at Chick-fil-a.
Categories: Career Advice

seasonal job isn't just about earning extra money. It's your opportunity to get your foot in the door at a company that you want to work for. When we surveyed employers, 93% said they want to keep their seasonal workers on after the holidays!

Tips on how to turn your seasonal job into a full-time position:

First, you need to be honest with your prospective employer. During your interview tell the hiring manager that you're interested in staying on after the busy season. This helps set expectations and lets them know you're motivated and interested in staying and growing with the company.

A flexible schedule is one of the top traits employers want in seasonal workers. It's not all about your schedule. You should also be flexible with the duties and roles you're willing to take on too. This can help you figure out what areas of the job you excel at and may come in handy if you're approached for a full-time job. Plus, it's a great way to stand out and get noticed.

Working well with others is a great way to make positive connections on the job. When it comes time to hiring employees after the busy season, managers often ask their experienced workers for their opinions to see how well you worked together. So making connections can really pay off.

Even if you do all of these things right, you must remember that many seasonal jobs come to an end. Sometimes businesses can't afford to hire all of the employees that they want. But look at it this way, with this seasonal job (and these tips) you will have gained valuable experience, expanded your network and grown your skills.

If you're really determined to work at that company, then be proactive and keep in touch with your co-workers and managers to learn about new jobs that may open up.