Getting a seasonal job is not only a good way of making some extra cash, but it’s also a great way to change your career.

Too late or not?

But is it too late to find a job for the holidays? You may be saying, “Hey, the holidays are here. We just had turkey day and I’m not going to get a job now.” And you know what? That’s reasonable. Companies were hiring in mail delivery, retail and hospitality but with the recessionary tough times they may have filled their spots. Or not! Think about this: someone says yes to a job at Macy’s and then gets offered a permanent job or their dad gets sick or they win the lotto and suddenly there’s an opening.

It’s up to you

In some ways, I believe it’s up to you. It’s valid to think that most holiday jobs have gone but is that true? No. It’s not true unless you believe it. If you are sure that there are no seasonal jobs, then chances are that there won’t be any jobs. If you are open to finding a job, not just any job, but a perfect opportunity for you, chances are good that will happen.

Are you limiting yourself?

I know because it has happened to me and it happens to my clients all the time when they let their limiting beliefs go! One of my clients hated his job and his boss. But together we worked on being open to another job coming up. A week later, HR called him and offered him another job, at the same money, in another part of the company, working for someone he liked and respected. Bingo!

How do you get a seasonal job?

Getting a seasonal job is about networking and thinking outside the box. Ask your friends and families for ideas, information or people to talk to about holiday jobs. Focus especially on those jobs that are not advertised. At this time of the year, even in the recession, people hold celebrations and go to parties and events. There is still a need for everyone from wait staff to babysitters and from children’s clowns to pianists to play at events.

Have a great holiday season and best of luck finding that seasonal job which will help you with your career transition or job change.

Author's Bio: 

David Couper is a career coach and writer who for the last twenty years has worked in Europe, Asia, and the USA with individuals. 100% of his clients have found either a new job or career which is fulfilling for both their heart and mind.

“After meeting with you, I can now say today, no matter what I do for work or how I earn money to live. I proudly can say that I am an Artist and an Educator. That is what I believe in and what makes my heart sing. I am feeling more grounded in who I truly am. So I am on this journey.”
Artist and Educator, Los Angeles, CA

He has successfully coached men and women wanting to change career or develop new opportunities at all levels - including CEOs of major companies wanting a creative challenge, frustrated souls longing to make their dream come true and front-line employees laid off and desperate to get a job.

"David Couper is an honest and sincere coach and an extra special team player. He's like the diamond player in reserve. When you call on him you can be sure that he is going to play full-out for your success and fully believe in you.”
Interactive Hypnotherapist and Fellow of Royal Society, London, UK

David has a degree in Communication, a postgraduate qualification in education, is certified in a number of training technologies, and has a Masters in Spiritual Psychology. He is a member of the American Society of Training and Development, Society of Human Resources Professional, Writers Guild and the British Academy of Film and Television.

“I love your inspiration. Thank you so much. I plan on sharing it with our sons.” -- Award-winning realtor, Los Angeles, CA

David has published seven books. His works on interpersonal skills, counseling in the workplace, and management issues (published by Connaught, Gower, HRD Press, Longman, Macmillan/Pearson Publishing, Oxford University Press) have been translated into Swedish, Polish, and Danish, and published in the UK and the USA.

“Love the work you are doing with X. You really nailed him (in the resume). Very nice work, David.”
Executive, Disney, Burbank, CA

He has dual US/UK citizenship and speaks French and Japanese.

“David offered both advice and encouragement, helping me to understand and adjust to the new context. I have no doubt that his support was vital to my success on that occasion. Without it, would have lacked the confidence required to carry on with what was a very daunting environment.” -- Training Manager and Employee of the Year, Consulting Company, Paris, France

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