Now that your seasonal position has come to an end, you might be wondering what to do next? Where to add your seasonal experience to your resume? Or if it is even worth adding to your resume! Seasonal employment proves that you are flexible, adaptable, and quick to learn new skills, all great qualities that potential employers like to see.
It is important to highlight your skills and work ethic on your resume and in your cover letter so that a potential employer can focus on the positives of your experience and not the longevity of the position. In addition to your job-specific skills, some potential skills you can add to your resume based on any seasonal position are:
- Critical Thinking
- Problem Solving
- Customer Service Skills
- Teamwork Skills
- Customer Service
- Organizational Skills
- Active Learner
Be sure to customize your own list of skills on each resume you send to the job you are applying for. This will show the potential employer that you are qualified for that specific position.
The best place for your seasonal employment may not be in chronological order. If an employer sees that your most recent position only lasted a few weeks or months they may not automatically think that it was a seasonal position. Be sure to specify that this was in fact a “seasonal” position under the job description or in the title. This tells your next employer that you were not fired or did not quit prematurely.
Remember to keep in contact with your seasonal employer. Even though your season may be over with them for now, it never hurts to send a previous part-time employer your resume.
Whether you were a lifeguard at the community swimming pool or worked in shipping over the holiday season, your seasonal employment demonstrates the quality skills employers are looking for. Don’t shy away from including this on your resume today. For more helpful tips and tricks, or to find employment contact Performance Staffing Solutions today!