It’s the most wonderful time of the year…to look for seasonal work.

Whether you just want to make a little extra cash for the holidays, or you think it will be a good way to get your foot in the door, part-time/seasonal work is not just for a retail positions at Banana Republic.

If you’re looking for professional part-time work, there are plenty of opportunities in industries like event planning, accounting, travel, and nonprofit. With the end of the year and tax time quickly approaching, many companies and businesses are busy in December.

Here are some tips on how to find part-time or seasonal work this time of the year:

Know Where to Look

Pay attention to any networking sites that you may frequent, talk to people in the industry, and check company websites. You’ll be surprised what kind of information you can obtain if you just keep open lines of communication with different people.

Be Prepared

Have an updated copy of your resume complete and even keep a copy on your phone as a PDF. This way if you’re at an event, or you run into someone, you can quickly email off your resume to them. A cover letter may not be necessary, given that it’s a seasonal position.

Be Flexible

If you have a typical Monday through Friday, 9-5 position, it may not be possible to be completely flexible. But if they are looking for someone for the weekends, keep your weekends clear. Or if you’re working freelance, try to complete regular projects ahead of time in order to fit in the seasonal position.

For more help with finding part time or seasonal work, contact your local professional staffing agency; they will have lots of resources to help you with all of your job search needs. For IT jobs in Dallas-Fort Worth, Maxsys Solutions can help you today.

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