Throughout each season, there will always be specific industries looking for extra workers to keep up with seasonal demand. But why would you choose this kind of work over searching for a regular ongoing role? There are in fact several benefits to choosing a seasonal job which may persuade you to take a look at the currently available opportunities. In this blog, we’ll be covering the advantages of choosing seasonal work.
What is seasonal work?
Much like a temporary role, a seasonal vacancy is usually only available during a specific season of the year. A seasonal job role may only be available during the Summer, such as some picking roles, or during the run up to Christmas, such as some poultry production operative roles.
For example, the demand for things such as packaged turkey and sausages for pigs and blankets are much higher during the Christmas period. This means there are often many more food production operative roles available than there is throughout the rest of the year.
Advantages of working seasonal jobs
There are many benefits of seasonal work, we’ll cover some of our favourites here;
- Quickly gain work experience - seasonal jobs tend to be widely available, businesses need to fill the roles quickly and the skills required are often at a basic or manual level. This means the barrier to entry is often low, so you can easily gain some good work experience to put on your CV. Seasonal jobs can be a great way to build up a portfolio of work experience which could give you the edge when searching for a regular full-time role.
- Simply extra income - looking to save up for a holiday or preparing for the expensive Christmas period? A seasonal job is one of the best ways to boost your earnings over a short period of time in preparation for an expensive season.
- It could turn into a permanent role - just because a job description says temporary, doesn’t mean it won’t turn into a permanent role and job offer at the end of your contract. If you impress your boss and show you’re a valuable member of the team, there’s a good chance it could turn into a permanent opportunity.
- Try different roles - if you enjoy trying different jobs and completing a wide variety of tasks at work rather than doing the same thing each, seasonal work may be good for you. If you want to, you can have a completely different work experience each season.
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Posted: Wed 11 Dec 2019