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‘Tis the Season!

October 24, 2017

Whether you are between jobs, underemployed, or just looking for a side job to earn extra cash, right now is the time that retailers, delivery companies, and others are looking for extra help for the holiday season.  Take a look at these companies that are hiring:

Macy’s-Sales Associates-Hiring Event 10/26 and 10/27

https://www.macysjobs.com/Search/JobDetail/Macys-Seasonal-Hiring-Event—1026-27-1100am-700pm-The-Shops-at-Willow-Bend/Plano/Texas/71689304?src=JB-10420

Fossil-Customer Service Representatives

https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=25613&siteid=5179#jobDetails=1091573_5179

Total Wine & More – Seasonal Team Member

https://totalwine.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=3849&site=23

LGSTX – Seasonal Warehouse Shipping Packer – Dallas

https://www.lgstxjobs.com/jobDesc.asp?JobID=95&i=

American Greetings – Seasonal Merchandiser

https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=25519&siteid=5215#jobDetails=3103398_5215

Find many other short-term assignments using the keyword “seasonal” in job websites like Indeed and SnagaJob.
Do your very best, and sometimes these temporary offers can turn in to full-time employment.  Good luck!

seasonal decor

Interview Toughie: “Why Have You Had So Many Jobs?”

August 30, 2017

Have you ever had to answer this tough interview question?  Why have you had so many jobs?  Liz Ryan, former human resources vice president and author of “Reinvention Roadmap: Break the Rules to Get the Job You Want and Career You Deserve,” offers some advice in this article.

In summary, you must:

  • Believe in your own worth
  • Own your power without feeling as if you must constantly apologize
  • Convey with confidence, not defensiveness, all the benefits of having these life experiences

Here are some mistakes to avoid while answering this question:

  • Don’t blame your former employers
  • Don’t joke about not being able to stay in one place for long
  • Don’t say you were bored at your old place

You can review more helpful tips from this full post, on the interview questions page of Livecareer.com.*

Source: MCLB Albany Photos on Flickr

*While Livecareer.com has a comprehensive list of interview questions and answers, I don’t endorse it for resume building.  Using your library card, a librarian can show you how to access free resources to help you build, save, and print your own resumes and cover letters.