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Five Ways To Turn a Seasonal Job Into a Full-Time Job

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It’s that time of the year again and retail stores are staffing up for the holidays. Wouldn’t it be great if you could turn your temporary job into a real one once Christmas is over.

The people at CareerBuilder.com surveyed employers in the retail, customer service, shipping, and hospitality industries and asked them what seasonal employees can do to turn themselves into full-time employees.


31% said the best thing you can do is provide excellent customer service and especially, offer help instead of waiting to be asked to help.

28% said you should let the hiring manager know up front that you’re interested in going full-time, which will put that possibility on their radar.

23% said you should be proactive; ask for more projects and more responsibilities.

20% said you should come up with ideas for how to do something new or better.

And 15% said you should ask questions about the company and take an interest.

Most of them also said you should apply ASAP. 45% of employers do all of their season staffing in October. 

And the worst thing you can do is say you mostly want the job for the DISCOUNT.

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