Spring has arrived, and many businesses that require seasonal workers are recruiting. If you want a summer job, you should start your search as soon as possible. Spring is when most businesses hire their summer crew. Here are some tips for finding a seasonal job this spring:

Look for opportunities in your local area

Check with local businesses and organizations to see if they have any seasonal job openings. Places like garden centers, nurseries, landscaping companies, and tourist attractions may be hiring for the spring season. Some of these businesses might have year-round positions, so keep this opportunity in mind when you submit your application.

Check online job websites

Many job search websites have specific categories for seasonal or temporary jobs. Check these boards regularly for new job postings. EmployAbilities offers a list of job boards that can help you find vacant seasonal positions. Find it on our resources page.

Ask your personal network

Let your friends and family know that you’re looking for a seasonal job. They may be able to refer you to job openings or provide a recommendation. It’s possible they know someone, through work or maybe a neighbour, who is hiring.

Prepare your resume and cover letter

Make sure your resume and cover letter highlight your relevant skills and experience for the specific job you’re applying for. For example, if you are an avid gardener, be sure to mention this if you’re applying to work at a garden centre. Your resume should also include updated contact information, education and certificates, and volunteer experience. Learn more about important things to include in your resume.

Be prepared for the interview

Preparing for the interview will help you feel more comfortable and able to put your best foot forward. Before the interview, research the company or organization before your interview and come prepared with questions to ask. Review the job description and ensure you have a good understanding of the candidate they’re looking for. Dress professionally and bring copies of your resume and any relevant certifications.

Remember, it’s important to be flexible when applying for seasonal jobs. They often require working on weekends and holidays. So, be prepared to work flexible hours and be willing to take on various tasks as needed.

As mentioned, seasonal jobs can often lead to long-term employment opportunities. So spend extra time preparing your application and seeking positions that suit your skills and abilities. EmployAbilities is always here to help with job skills and employability training.

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