Posted on: 7 November 2017
If you are a general laborer then you know how difficult the off-season can be. The downtime with work makes the holidays stressful and can leave you without work for several weeks to months. During this time, many general laborers turn to temporary seasonal labor jobs to help fill the gaps. If you have been looking for a temporary seasonal job, and have not had luck in the past, here are some ways to help you find and get the seasonal work you need.
Evaluate Your Experience
When you work in general laborer, you tend to work in many different facets on the worksite. Some of these require certification and others may be on the job training. For many people, the abilities and skills can become lost in the experience or time on the job. Try to sit down and evaluate your skills to determine what you can bring to a seasonal job. Look for the skills that stand out. Those are the skills and experience that can help you find a seasonal job and land the job.
Look for Specific Job Titles
One of the mistakes that many people make when they look for temporary seasonal jobs and general labor work is to look for general positions. If you have several years of experience, try looking for jobs that are specific. Instead of looking for general contractor or labor positions, look for jobs like forklift operators or MIG welders. These jobs are specific to skills you may possess or experience you have. They are also more difficult to fill and can turn from seasonal employment into full-time employment.
Clean Your Resume
You may have had a resume at some point in your career. This may have been used to transition from an entry-level job to a supervisor position. The problem is that most resumes are written quickly and for a specific company. Take the time to clean your resume. Try to list your skills first and then break down what you did on each job. Remove items and descriptions that may be filler. If you are not sure about your resume and how it is set up, consider having a professional help you. Many temporary job agencies offer resume assistance as a free service.
These are just a few of the methods you can use to make sure you find and get a temporary seasonal labor job. Keep in mind, you may need to expand your searches beyond your normal online sites and job searches. This may seem difficult at first, but it will help you to find the job you need and help fill the downtime and financial gap the off-season brings.Share