A seasonal temp job can be a really great opportunity for any job-seeker. Whether you’re looking for holiday retail jobs, seasonal work at resorts, travel-related jobs, event planning, or some other industry, the truth is that demand for many jobs fluctuates throughout the year. It’s a great way to earn money, develop skills, add experience, and maintain flexibility.
Here are four reasons to consider a seasonal temp job.
Build your resume
A temp job is a good way to develop some talents, learn some new skills, and add something new to your resume. Whether you’re just out of college, changing careers, or just struggling to put valuable, relevant experiences on your resume, a seasonal temp job is a good way to do that. Aim for a temp job in your industry of choice, and if you can’t find that, any job will help you develop valuable soft skills that all hiring managers look for. Think: communication, problem-solving, organization, attention to detail, the list goes on.
Test out a new company
Company culture is one of the most important factors in determining employee satisfaction and whether or not an employee stays with a job long-term. But it’s hard to get a feel for company culture when you’re in the middle of the hiring process. Many people get hired and realize the culture isn’t a good fit, and then it’s too late. But in a seasonal temp job, you can test that company and if you don’t like it, get out at the end of your term. If you do like it, you might be able to sign on for another term or look for something permanent there.
Get your foot in the door
You might end up landing yourself a permanent position. Prove yourself as a talented and competent worker and see what kinds of opportunities open up for you. They might hire you at the end of your term or they might keep your name on file the next time a position opens up somewhere in their company. Even if you simply impress a manager or coworkers, those people might provide valuable references down the road. They might even help you network with someone else who can get you a job. Good contacts and relationships are important in the working world, so treat everyone you meet as a potential asset.
A temporary role means there’s an end date. Which is great if you don’t like the company or don’t like the job itself. Put your head down, power through, and in no time, you can start to find something new and better. And if you’re one of those people who prefers a flexible, nomadic lifestyle, seasonal, temporary jobs are the way to go. Make enough money this summer, so you can take a few weeks off and pursue a hobby. Or travel. Or just spend time with friends and family.
To take the next step in your career
A.R. Mazzotta is a Connecticut area employment agency that puts you and your employment needs first for free. By applying to A.R. Mazzotta, with connections to some of the best companies in the state, you’ll have greater access to jobs and you’ll be backed by fifty years of experience and a solid reputation. For more advice on how A.R. Mazzotta can help you find a seasonal temp job, contact our team today.