How to Stand Out as a Seasonal Employee

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By Lorna Faires

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How to Stand Out as a Seasonal EmployeeThere are a few reasons you want to stand out as a seasonal employee. If you’re a standout employee, you’re more likely to get called back for additional opportunities.

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If you’re wondering what you can do to make sure your new employer takes notice, follow these tips.

The Best Seasonal Employee Has the Best Work Ethic

If you want to make a lasting impression on your employer, you should ensure you display a strong work ethic. It’s not enough to show up for every shift on time. Even staying late may not get you the notice you seek.

Instead, think about being ready to put in your best effort for each and every shift on your schedule. Show up for your shift on time with a “can do” attitude.

You should also keep busy. If you’re productive, and accomplishing most of the tasks on your to do list, ask for additional jobs. Don’t rush through activities just to ask for more work though, as quality is often worth more than quantity.

A combination of quality, productivity, and attitude will shine through.

Seasonal Employees Should Take Training Opportunities

If you want to stand out, consider taking training opportunities.

Your workplace may offer workshops, one day courses, or other great training options.

Apply for these opportunities whenever they’re posted. Even if you don’t get the role or have the chance to take the course, your initiative and willingness to learn will impress your employer.

It’s All About Attitude

A “can do” attitude is likely to win you some friends, both on the floor and in management offices. By approaching tasks with a positive attitude, you can inspire the people around you.

It can sometimes be difficult to keep an affirmative attitude, especially if other workers are being negative. Use positive thinking to keep yourself motivated, even when others express doubt.

You might surprise even yourself.

Take Extra Shifts if Offered

Another way you can stand out as a seasonal employee is by taking additional shifts, if they’re offered. You may not be able to sign up for every overtime shift, or work late every evening, but being willing to do so on a regular basis will let your employer see how reliable and willing to work you are.

This also has financial benefits for you. Since you know you’re only employed for a short period, be sure you make the most of it.

Demonstrate Your Interest in the Business

Learning doesn’t have to happen inside formal training. Stay curious and ask questions about your role, your department, and the business.

Doing so demonstrates not only your interest, but your desire to understand the business on a deeper level. With a better understanding of company policies and goals, you may be able to improve on processes, or even complete tasks more readily.

These are just a few of the ways you can stand out to your employer. If you’re looking for work as a seasonal employee, contact Liberty Staffing today and discover roles where you can truly shine!


Lorna Faires

I’ve been employed with Liberty Staffing since 2006. As a Director of Regional Service Operations, I use my years of experience in the staffing industry to build strong relationships with new and existing clients, ensuring they are receiving the absolute best service that we can provide to them. I am the go-to person for any issues that may arise and can help to troubleshoot and come up with a variety of custom solutions for any situation. I love all animals, but especially my 3 dogs. Hiking and canoeing are my passions, and getting out into nature and being unplugged is my favourite way to spend my vacations.

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