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Will Taking a Holiday Temp Job Tarnish Your Resume? Expert Says Not Really

holiday jobsHere’s the situation – feel free to silently nod in agreement if you know where this person is coming from.

You may be out of work for a while and with the holidays right around the corner (heck, they’re already here!), there are several opportunities to earn some more Benjamins. Should you go for it in the spirit of earning much-needed cash and giving you something to do or refrain since it doesn’t exactly align with the polished resume and personal brand you’re trying to create?

In today’s New York Post, a reader wrote in and is considering taking a temporary holiday retail job after being out of an IT job for about six months. Will taking a “menial job” and putting it on his or her resume hurt the odds of getting a new full-time gig? Read more

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Seasonal Jobs: Hiring for the Holidays

Consider this post a service announcement, if you will. Sure, we’re all about kicking butt and taking names with your career but whether you’re a freelancer looking up to amp your income or a full-timer strapped for cash, there’s nothing like opportunities to earn more money courtesy of the holidays.

In fact, according to an AOL Jobs piece, Challenger, Gray and Christmas, an employment services firm, predicts retail payrolls will increase to 700,000 through the end of the calendar year which is compared to last year’s timeframe of 660,200 jobs. Read more