Gaining Work Experience With Seasonal Jobs Can Help Boost Your Career
Seasonal jobs are not only great options for people just entering the workforce, as they help new workers to gain practical experience for their resumes, but they are also terrific opportunities at any point within a person’s career. Working a seasonal job in your area of interest can not only help you when you are just out of the proverbial gate in the work world, but these temporary, in-demand jobs can also help you at any point in time. Seasonal jobs are, in fact, great when you need a career pivot.
People are changing jobs and careers now more than ever, to explore new fields of interest and also to engage with new jobs that had never existed previously. New jobs and roles are being created every day, and younger generations are more eager than ever to want to explore what’s available. Current statistics show job and career changes happening, on average, five to seven times during a person’s working years. That’s a lot of change, and the rate in increasing. That means that seasonal jobs can help you gain the skills and experience you need along the way.
So, depending on what field you currently want to enter, or what job you want to try next in your career, here are a few seasonal job options to keep in mind for different professional arenas…
Winter holidays delivery driver, to explore businesses and retail patterns in your local area
It’s not just about driving around town and dropping off packages. Being a delivery driver during the busy winter holiday season gives you skills in time management, GPS technology, route planning, customer service, and numerous aspects of the retail industry. Choosing to spend time as a delivery driver also gives you keen insight into the businesses operating within your local area. As you drive around town, you are actually exposed to more opportunities than people working in stationary jobs within the walls of office buildings. If you are someone who loves to wander, and enjoys a change of scenery, you might want to consider this seasonal opportunity. And, if you end up really enjoying it, many of these jobs can turn into part-time and full-time work.
Landscaping assistant, for year-round growing and grounds-keeping opportunities
There’s never an off-season in landscaping… not really. While winter can, in some instances, be a slower season for the professional field, plants always need care, and grounds always have to be maintained. Whether it is in the areas catering to business operations or residential spaces, landscaping needs and roles vary with the seasons. In a four-season climate, spring and summer can bring with them clean-up jobs and new planting tasks for garden beds. Both annual and perennial plants are cared for, and learning the various needs of these different plants (including trees) can be quite eye-opening. For those with an interest in agriculture and farming, these two seasons of bounty and fast growth can be an excellent period for learning. During the fall season, harvesting and preparing the grounds for winter rest, and a natural fallow period, can teach conservation and environmental values, in addition to planning for crop rotations in the following year and autumn tree plantings. And, in winter, basic grounds management and tree lots offer sales and maintenance experience, too.
Amusement parks and water parks attendant, to learn all about the hospitality industry
Hospitality and tourism are big business, and getting your foot in the door with a customer service or attendant role can open up opportunities to pivot into other areas within the growing industry. Every summer, amusement parks and water parks find themselves in need of temporary staff. Seasonal job options can include greeters, concession staff, ride technicians, admissions attendants, lifeguards, security officers, game attendants, janitorial workers, park managers, and even costume characters (if you like theatre, then this last option might be a great fit for you). Being able to work with people day in and day out, and providing terrific customer service experiences in a consistent manner, always looks great on a resume.
Tax preparations assistant during tax season, for a big business overview
Perhaps you are someone who wants a corporate role down the road, or you might even be incredible with numbers and are considering a job in accounting. Do you get a personal lift out of a balanced budget? And, do you also like solving puzzles? If so, then working temporarily during tax season, as a tax preparations assistant, can help you gain the skills and experiences you need for these types of professional positions. Tax preparers, and the assistants who help them, aid people and businesses in filing their tax returns, which can be a complicated matter in many instances. Working during tax season, in this role, can give you experience in business, finance, accounting, management, client caseloads, and customer service. And, if you really like the job, you can even consider a transition into part-time or full-time work, by applying for a more permanent position to help businesses and sole proprietors who file taxes on a quarterly basis.
These are just few of the many possibilities available for seasonal jobs. And, as more people innovate and create new roles that have never existed before, new pathways and options will continue to emerge… both on a seasonal and year-round basis. Are you ready to explore what a seasonal position could offer you?
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