When the Moreno family moved from California to North Carolina, they quickly realized that finding jobs must be priority number one. With Snagajob’s help, Cindy, her daughter Katie, and Katie’s boyfriend Chris were able to quickly find jobs at a local grocery store.
“My family and I fell on hard times and had to move from the west coast to the east coast. We were extremely close to losing everything. Desperate, I got right on Snagajob. I applied to a lot of places. So did my 17-year-old daughter. Within one week she had a job interview with a local high end grocery store. She got the job.
“A week later I was contacted by the same store for an interview. I got the job, and I am so happy!”
We are so excited for you, Cindy!
Flexibility is important
Both Cindy and Katie told us that being flexible about when they could work really helped them get hired. Cindy explains:
“The secret is that you have to be flexible about what hours you can work. If you get offered an overnight job, take it, then negotiate after your probation period to be moved to the hours that best suit you.”
Your availability matters to employers and it’s important for them to see that not only are you willing to work the hours they need you, but you will also be around in case they have to call you at the last minute to come and work. Don’t worry, I’m not telling you this so that you’ll completely give up everything other than working, but I am telling you that being flexible on when you can work may make a big difference to a hiring manager.
By positioning yourself as the candidate who wants to work and is willing to work when needed, you can really make yourself stand out to employers!