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3 ways to make bigger tips

Plenty of jobs provide you with the chance to earn tips including servers, delivery drivers and housekeepers. While you're on the clock, there are several things you can do to walk out with even more cash at the end of your shift. After doing some research (and pulling from a decade of my experiences as a restaurant worker), I've put together a list of the top 3 ways to make bigger tips and be better […]

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 […]

Quiz: Do you know what sexual harassment really looks like?

Sometimes recognizing sexual harassment is tricky, especially if you’re caught off guard. So here’s a quiz to help you identify sexual harassment and know when to speak up. [playbuzz-game game="" ] Remember, harassers can be anyone including your co-workers, supervisors and customers. If you experience sexual harassment you have the right to speak up. Reach out to your manager, business owner or research your human resource policy is for situations like this. And for more information about your rights […]

Don’t be a jerk. Dos and don’ts of asking for time off from work

Picture this: your squad has just decided they want to take a fun road trip next month. Naturally, you're invited. The only problem is, you know you have to work. Like most things in life, there's a right way and a wrong way to ask for time off. I'm no stranger to asking for time off and over the years I have picked up a few easy dos and don'ts. Don't wait until the week of […]

Top skills that get hourly workers promoted

Whether you want to get a promotion or move to a different company, you need to know the skills it takes to get there. In Part II of the LinkedIn research series with Snagajob, we help hourly workers decide which types of employers to apply to and how many applications to submit. In this post we analyze the experience level of jobs in the restaurant and retail industries to better understand growth opportunities. We also […]

Jobs for stay-at-home moms

Are you a stay-at-home mom? Looking for a job that will fit into your schedule and allow you to work from home? Here are some examples of jobs that can work for you and your busy life: 1) Re-sell stuff on Ebay Ever been thrift-shopping? If not, you've seriously missed out! Drive to the nearest Goodwill, and you'll be surprised by the name brands and fashionable articles of clothing that are tucked on those racks. […]

Should you have an IRA?

By Tyler Phillips from Finhabits Advisors Whether you just landed your first job or are getting back into the job market, it's a smart move to start thinking about your retirement. Here is some information to help you understand your options. You've probably heard of 401ks, since they are one of the most common retirement accounts, but did you know that only 33% of part-time workers have access to retirement plans like a 401k through […]

What it’s like to be a Snagajob summer intern

Today is the last week of Snagajob's summer internships. Where has the time gone? Snagajob hired 13 interns this summer--and guess what, I was one of them! Each intern worked on different projects with different people but we all walked away with one common experience. We all loved it and learned a ton. Here are the top three reasons we loved our internships: 1) Work got real. When we joined Snagajob as interns, we soon discovered […]

12 ridiculous reasons to call out of work

Whether you’ve done it yourself or had to stay late because of a no-show coworker, we’ve all seen calling out of work firsthand. Sometimes it’s for legit reasons like a family emergency, car trouble, etc. But other times people call out or call in “sick” for no reason at all – we're on to you. Check out these ridiculous reasons workers have called out. 1) I became one with my bed. 2) My curlers burned my hair, […]

6 reasons lifeguarding is the best summer job ever

At 11 years old, I started by own pet-sitting business. By 13, I was babysitting all over the neighborhood. When I finally turned 16, I was more than ready to start my first hourly job. And I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I had my heart set on working at Camp Thunderbird, a YMCA camp for kids, as a lifeguard. Little did I know that lifeguarding would teach me valuable skills and truly […]