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What to consider before taking a seasonal job

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The holiday season is right around the corner. Good news, though, you can still land a seasonal job.

The National Retail Federation expects retailers to hire as many as 750,000 seasonal workers this year.

According to the Better Business Bureau, that is a good sign for anyone looking for some extra cash during the holidays.

The best places to look for employment right now include retail, shipping, restaurants and catering companies.

The BBB offers these tips for job hunters:

  • Work where you shop. This helps because you are typically familiar with the company and its products. You can also cash in on any company discounts, which range from 20 to 40 percent.
  • Put your best foot forward. Dressing neatly and being prepared for an interview can go a long way. Showing off your customer service skills is also important because in most retail jobs, employees will have to deal with stressed-out shoppers, long check-out lines, and holiday returns.
  • Be flexible. As a seasonal employee, you can expect to work long, sometimes inconvenient hours. Make sure you are upfront about your availability if this would be your second job.
  • Be wary of mystery shopper ads. These ads are usually scams that ask for money upfront or steal sensitive personal information.

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