Career growth

How to turn your seasonal job into a full-time job

A seasonal job isn't just about earning extra money. It's your opportunity to get your foot in the door at a company that you want to work for. When we surveyed employers, 93% said they want to keep their seasonal workers on after the holidays! So, here are a few tips on how to turn your seasonal job into a full-time position. First, you need to be honest with your prospective employer. During your interview […]

Do you have the skills employers are looking for?

The first thing that may cross your mind in the job search is work experience. While it’s a job search myth that experience is king, there are a few other factors employers are looking for in potential employees. One of those being your skill set. Do you have the skills needed to stand out from other applicants and grab the employer’s attention? If you’re applying for your first job, switching career paths, looking to add new […]

Why is it so important to set goals?

Whether you realize it or not, you set goals for yourself every day, everyone does. When it comes to working and planning a career it's really important that you take the time to set professional goals, here's why. – Direction- Creating objectives for yourself is a great way to map out your future. Plus, by knowing which direction you want your life to take in the next few years you're already ahead of the curve […]

Need another reason to work while in school?

Everything you need to buy when school starts up can really drain the bank account. Clothes, extracurricular activities, books, supplies, etc., add up very quickly and getting a part-time job after school is a great way to help bring down your debt. Sure, the extra money is great, but working while you’re in school is also the perfect opportunity to boost up your resume. When you graduate, there will probably be a lot of competition […]

How Kim achieved a career goal

I recently talked to hired Snagajob member, Kim, who is working as a cake decorator for Dairy Queen in Virginia. We first wanted to hear about her Snagajob experience and how we were able to help her find a job. But, we also found out about all the steps she took to reach the position she had been interested in since day one. A few years ago, Kim was a high school student looking for […]

Building dreams, one hour at a time

Each of us is working for a dream. The one that keeps you going; the thing you think about when it feels like you can’t take another minute of your job. Big or small, those dreams keep us getting up and going to work on the days when going back to bed seems way more rewarding than a paycheck. One of our Snagajob users recently shared the dream she’s working toward. We were so touched […]

Pros and cons of manager jobs

Oh snap! A manager position just opened up where you work. You're going to apply for the job first thing in the morning, and you just know you're going to get it. You'll make tons of money, have a cushy job and never have to clean the toilets again. This is gonna be great! Or is it? Before you start printing out business cards, take a minute to review both the pros and the cons […]

Management job interviews

Interviewing for a position in management is much different from entry-level job interviews. Instead of asking you about your skills, the hiring manager will address a number of different competencies. This helps the hiring manager understand how you'll think and act in tough management situations. We've identified five management competencies you have to demonstrate in the interview. Find out what questions you can expect to hear and what your answers should include. Management skill #1 […]

Seven employers that promote from within

Best Buy's CEO started on the sales floor. The former CEO of Harley Davidson started as a freight elevator operator for the company. Your next hourly job could be the springboard to big things, like a store management job or even a position at your company's corporate headquarters. These seven companies offer opportunities to start at the bottom and move up - fast. 1. Chipotle Mexican Grill Everybody starts with tortillas. Chipotle requires all new hourly hires […]

How to quit your job

Regardless of why you have decided to leave your current position, you need to approach this situation very carefully. You do not want to burn your bridges with an employer - you never know who they know or when you might need a good word from them to help you land your next job. Here are a few tips to follow: Give at least two weeks notice Although some situations do not allow you this much time […]