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With holiday employment in full swing, make note of these important "Do's" of the seasonal employment this holiday season.

 
 

 

 The Do's:Do's

Do: show up on time. Punctuality is a virtue that employers look for when hiring holiday workers. Many companies are at their busiest peak during the holiday season, and therefore tardiness is unacceptable. (From Forbes.com)

Do: be realistic about the recession’s wrath. Long gone are the days when a holiday applicant could saunter into the mall’s pretzel shop wearing a competitor’s uniform coated with flour and still get the job! Unemployment rates remain in the double digits, and competition is fierce, even for entry-level, part-time positions. Do not rely on the ‘Holiday Spirit’ to save you this season. The ‘Recession’ is an unremorseful beast who will kick down your Christmas tree and stomp out your menorah lights, so BE PREPARED for him this holiday season! Bring a resume, wear a suit, and smile, even if it is just a pretzel shop. (From Wavy.com)

 Do: Your homework about the target company Nearly 24 percent of hiring managers say that  having no knowledge of the company or products deterred them from hiring a seasonal candidate  in the past. (From 11 Alive News)

 Do: Network…network…network As with any job search efforts, networking represents one of  the most important tools to find seasonal employment. (From NW Jobs)

 Do: Display optimism Nearly half (48 percent) of employers say a candidate who lacked enthusiasm during their  interview turned them off. (From 11 Alive News)

 Do: Use the seasonal job as an audition for a permanent job Most employers admit they consider seasonal  employees for permanent positions after the holiday season. (From 11 Alive News)

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