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Welcome back everybody we are not quite in the holiday season but it really pays to plan ahead because it could mean part time jobs.
In today's take charge consumer protection segment.
How do you get -- and how do you turn a temporary holiday position into a game that will last all year doctor Michael Woodward is safe -- -- -- coach organizational psychologist and author of the new book the you planned a five step guide to taking charge of your career.
In the new economy and boy is it no good to see doctor what -- did to be here.
Let me ask you first about how you go about setting yourself up to be different than the rest getting your application to the top of the pot -- -- -- -- -- National Retail Federation retailers are gonna bring on roughly 600000.
Temp workers the -- -- that means there are a lot of opportunities out there and some even have that number higher.
But that also means is going to be a lot of competition so first and foremost make sure to go where you know go to the stores or retail outlets that you're familiar with because.
If they're familiar with you and you know their products or services really well that make you -- little bit of a leg up when you go in there to appear customer why not ask the manager absolutely.
What about other resource is to find jobs is it just retail that we're gonna see these jobs.
The vast majority of those doing hired definitely retail but also remember there are those services the peripheral to retail like shipping distribution.
Call centers and remember e-commerce is going to be up roughly 12% this season so.
He won also look at online retailers you do call senators shipping and delivery and distribution and customer service and billing those are other opportunities out -- to.
How important is it to be flexible to maybe look outside your specialty to overlook that initially you won't make what you think you deserve.
But long term it may pay off.
Yet -- temporary jobs could be a foot in the door for a full time opportunity keep in mind that last year.
Target retain 30% of those temp workers that they brought on during the holiday season so.
You what -- have here -- -- -- and think about the longer term opportunity in just the fact that getting that temp job only human insider.
So if you're an insider you have that light up and know a little bit more about who their hiring you get to make connections.
What does hiring managers and other vendors and people to work within that organization a lot of people might -- -- working in retail.
But I guess you could rise through the ranks into other opportunities within any organization management down the road.
Well you want to be Smart and make sure that if you get that foot in the door -- got to look at it that way because this economy stuff.
Make sure to impress the right people so do what you need to do to demonstrate your value to them.
And show them that hey you know what there -- a lot of different things I can do.
Being out on the retail floor and doing my job and also keep a running list of things that might need fixing.
And let them know about it and offer to be the one that.
Do the solutions and -- those things for them so it sounds like you're saying show that you care but also be flexible.
You have to be really flexible and engine is such as flexible on the table work you're gonna do but -- -- got to be flexible on time.
Because at the end of the day.
But the biggest nightmare that managers have is scheduling people's time and working with different schedules that you show them hey I'm willing to work different hours pick up different shifts.
That again it will make you more attractive to them I love -- actor Michael Woodward this is really useful information for the situation so many people -- and thanks very much for coming in folks can check out the book -- while.
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