Friday, October 22, 2010

Jobs During the Winter Break

Q: Do you have any recommendations for finding a job during the winter break?

1 comment:

USDCareerBlog said...

In this challenging economy, the key to finding temporary employment is applying early and often. You don’t want to rely strictly on job postings. Instead, you should reach out to prospective employers. The sooner the better. Here are some suggestions.

Contact any former employers about temporary positions.

Retailers typically start taking on extra holiday help before Thanksgiving. You should take a stack of resumes, dress in business casual, and visit local malls and retailers to inquire about extra-help positions. Make sure you know your exact dates and times of availability.

If you’re a currently enrolled USD student, visit USD Financial Aid on the 3rd floor of Hughes Administration Building to view part-time and temporary positions in the San Diego area.

If you’re seeking career-related experience and do not require a paycheck, reach out to organizations in your area of interest and expertise. Explain when you are available, what skills you bring to the table, and inquire about temporary opportunities or projects.

Send an email to everyone and anyone you know in your home town, with a resume attached, indicating your interest in part-time or full-time employment during specified dates.

Check your local newspaper for "holiday hiring” announcements.

If you see a posting on Torerolink or elsewhere for a Spring internship, submit your application and indicate that you are available to start early.

Hope this helps.