December: The Season of Temp Jobs

The month of December is always a busy one for the HR unit of most companies. It is the period when workplace activities are reviewed yearlong and manpower planning for the coming year is drawn up. It is also the yuletide season when employees go on vacation to celebrate with families and loved ones. Consequently, vacant positions open up albeit temporarily which leaves the HR unit scrambling for people to fill up the spaces.

In the spirit of the season, companies are also involved in charity activities and other special projects. For most high retail stores, they are always a beehive of activities as shoppers swarm about in search of best deals. In order to cope with the hordes of shoppers, additional hands are always sought during December sales.

December is a month which shoppers look forward to. People have worked hard all through the year and saved up enough money for the holiday season. In order to take advantage of this great opportunity, companies normally embark on massive advertisements and marketing which sometimes take the form of roadshows and other carnival-like activities. Temporary employees are always needed to partake in these events.

It is imperative that job seekers make the best out of these opportunities. Experience acquired from temporary jobs will form part of curriculum-vitae and recruiters are ever keen to hire candidates with work experience. More so, it is a chance of making some quick bucks which could make the holiday season a memorable one. Picking up a new shirt or taking that dream lady out for a dinner won’t be a bad idea.

On several occasions, people who took up temporary jobs have been retained on those jobs. It is unthinkable that young school graduates reject temporary jobs in anticipation of permanent ones that are not forthcoming. How about starting with a temp job and proving your worth. How about putting to use those skills you acquired in school before they go out of trend. Temp jobs pave the way for more permanent ones and should be grabbed at the first opportunity.

Good luck in your job search and wishing you all a happy holiday season.

Bashir Mudi Baba can be engaged on Twitter via @El_De_Bash    

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