Use a seasonal job to try something new

Want to work in a new industry? You're more qualified than you think.

As we head into the holiday season, some people find themselves feeling the blahs. If you feel this way about your job, maybe it’s time to try your hand at something new. Most people spend one-third of their lives at work. So it’s no wonder if you want to look for a change. 

And fall is an excellent time to try out a new role or a new industry. Companies are hungry for people to help them meet their customers’ demands at the busiest time of the year. So for these temporary, seasonal roles, they’re often willing to hire people with less experience in their industry. 

Here's an interesting fact from our 2022 Holiday Hiring:

55% of workers use a seasonal job to test out a business for future full-time work

But if you’re still feeling uncertain, remember that it’s natural to view change as scary and doubt yourself.  That doesn’t mean you should discount how valuable your skills and experience are. Trust us, employers are looking for people willing to give them a chance too, so why not give a new role a “test drive” without any long-term commitments? 

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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.