By Guest Blogger Paula Reuben Vieillet, President and Founder of Employment Options Inc.
Many jobseekers wonder if they should accept a seasonal position. For one thing, it seems like a lot of information to learn for only a few weeks or months of work. Some job seekers feel that working at a seasonal position will not leave them a lot of time to look for a better job. Nonetheless, I recommend seasonal employment for many reasons.
BUILD YOUR WORK EXPERIENCE
It is a good idea to take a seasonal work-at-home or community position if you are having trouble getting a permanent position. Employers are usually more lenient about candidates’ work history during seasonal hiring and will often accept people with little directly related work experience if they have the aptitude and desire to do the job.
It is also a good way to try a new career or re-enter the workplace again. With a seasonal position, you can ‘test the waters’ to find out whether you like working in a particular field. There are many jobs in work-at-home, too, so if you have been thinking about home-based work, this would be an ideal time to try it. Moreover, seasonal jobs help you find out if you have the physical, intellectual and emotional ability to sustain work. And get paid while you do it!