Four Tips For Landing A Seasonal Summer Job

July 7, 2021

With warmer weather heating up and students on break, many are seeking a way to gain some extra income for the summer. Seasonal positions are not only beneficial to earn extra cash but can also serve as a way to earn industry experience on your career journey. While many companies hire seasonal help for this time of the year, these positions are often competitive and the hiring process is typically immediate. Whether you want to pick up some shifts in a customer service-based position, seek out a summer internship, or more, we have a few tips to help you get through the process and land a position that’s a good fit for you. 

  1. Craft Your Seasonal Resume: During this time of year, many employers are looking for customer service-type employees. Those who can work well under pressure in sometimes a stressful environment, fast learners, hard workers, and those with a positive attitude. Since it’s a busy time of the year, you’ll want to showcase this on your resume so the hiring manager can easily see these skills to bring you in for an interview.
  2. Be Flexible: With many new seasonal employees being hired on, and schedules not set in stone, if possible, you’ll want to let the employer know that you’re flexible and willing to change your schedule sometimes even last minute.
  3. Apply Early & Consider All Options: Many of these positions start hiring early in the year to secure employees and be sure there is enough time for training before the heat of the season kicks in. You’ll want to apply as early as possible. Seasonal positions don’t just have to be a server or customer service job, you also may look into community remote positions or an opportunity within your career path, such as a summer apprenticeship.
  4. Be Prepared for The Interview: Since the process to get seasonal help is often quick, hiring managers are meeting with as many candidates as possible and are shortening interviews to 15, sometimes even 10 minutes. So it’s important to practice beforehand to make sure you sell yourself in a shorter than normal period.

Whether you’re looking for some extra cash or some industry experience, seasonal positions are a great way to get your foot in the door and sometimes they lead to full-time positions later on. If you’re looking for a position now, apply early and keep your schedule clear for the best chances of getting hired.

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