Seasonal Jobs: Spend your time making money this holiday and strengthening your resume

Gabrielle Fanelli

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You're a college student and your wallet is empty. Typically at the age of 20, you're not a millionaire. Christmas break is coming... with all that time and no money what can you possibly do? The people that easily hire college students are usually the fast food restaurants that pay minimum wage. What's the point of the odd jobs right? The important thing is getting a job after graduation.....WRONG.

If you’re straight out of college or struggling to fill your resume, working a seasonal job is a great way to show additional job experience. 

"If this is what you're going for, try to land a seasonal job at a big-name company in your new field—even though your role is seasonal, that experience on your resume can impress potential full-time employers", says Themuse.com

"From an employer perspective, hiring full-time employees from seasonal staff is ideal. In the same way you get to try out a company, an employer also gets to see just how well you’d fit in", Anthony Fanelli, Owner of Eggs up Grill. 

Take advantage of your time off for Christmas and thanksgiving break! Below are some jobs listed locally in Greenville that can seriously help your resume based upon your major.

Do you want to be an event planner or do marketing for events? Plate 108 is hiring event staff for $8.50/hr.

The ideal candidate will be a quick learner, flexible, can work as part of a team in a busy cooking and entertainment event venue environment and is available to work daytime and/or evening hours and weekends. This looks great on your resume for event planning to show you have experience getting your hands dirty at busy extravagant events!

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Do you love animals and the outdoors? Are you ready to a part of a solid hard working veterinary team? If you are interested in being a veterinarian or working with animals in general, this seasonal job would look great on your resume!

Kennel Assistant at Smith Animal Hospital $8/hr

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Do you want to work in retail or sales? Here are a few places offering seasonal sales jobs that even offer commission in certain departments such as jewelry!  

Kohls Corporation is hiring a seasonal associate for the Christmas season.

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Seasonal SALES SUPPORT AT NORDSTROMS $10.50/hr

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Christmas tree shop is seeking a part time sales associate for the holiday season.

“We offer competitive wages and a generous merchandise.”

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Part time brand ambassador Amanda Henry;s Popcorn Parlor

Work concession stands at all home football games and other events at a local university.

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Seasonal retail job at Macy’s

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If you are a sport management major or health and nutrition major, you may want to look into this seasonal job as a Seasonal Sales Associate at Dick’s Sporting goods. Your knowledge of sports and fitness will definitely help you snag this job and you will also gain a better knowledge of meeting the needs of clients. This is something you will want on your resume.

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Do you want to get paid to talk about your passion for health and fitness? This is your opportunity to represent a leading brand in the fitness industry and promote healthy lifestyles. Be a Sales Associate for Creative Channel Services to sell the Fit Bit. This job is great for marketing majors, business majors and health and wellness majors.

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Toys R Us and Babies R Us Season Sales Team member

If you are an education major, here’s a fun sales job that will actually be noticed on your resume. Working at Toys R Us requires a basic knowledge of children and their needs. This seasonal sales position allows you to apply the stages of development you learn and apply them to helping moms find the best toys for their children.

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