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How a holiday temp job can lead to further employment

Posted on October 17th, 2011 Read time: 1 minutes

According to the National Retail Federation, retailers are expected to hire between 480,000 and 500,000 temporary workers this holiday season, Fox Business reports.

Plus, a recent report by 24/7 Wall Street found that top retailers such as Macy's, JCPenney, Kohl's and Target are all hiring more workers this year compared to last year.

While seasonal work may not be ideal for many unemployed Americans, the benefits far outweigh the negatives in the long run.

For example, it's always easier for a person to get a job when he or she already has one. Also, what most job-seekers don't realize is that temp positions may result in a permanent hire if a positive impression is made. This can become extremely beneficial if people are hired by companies in their targeted industry.

Furthermore, it's important to take the right steps at a company, even if it isn't a person's top choice. These include impressing decision-makers enough to get noticed, building a network of coworkers, vendors and customers via social network sites, and remaining in touch with professional contacts after the season is over. If a person has made the right impression, keeping in touch is the best way to be considered when permanent opportunities arise. 

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