With the holiday season upon us, now could be just the right time to save a little extra cash for ________(fill in the blank): a spring break trip, car repair, textbook money, paying down credit card debt, and more. Seasonal employment is a great way to fulfill these needs plus gain valuable workplace skills.
But how do you even begin a search for temporary work this holiday season? Look no further! The Career Center and SaltMoney (free to all Parkland students, alumni, and staff) have lots of great resources to make the process as easy as possible for you:
- Visit the Career Center for application tips and other job search tips to help you prepare.
- Check out SaltMoney to receive time management tips for balancing school and work as well as budgeting advice.
What workplace skills can you gain from taking a job outside of your major/career goals? Employers are always looking for soft skills such as being a team player, working well under pressure, and critical thinking. You can build on these skills with seasonal employment.
[Carrie Harris is a career counselor in the Career Center.]