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Job Hunting During the Holidays

Hello fellow Jobcasers,

As you search for work and apply for positions, please understand that we are heading directly into the holiday season. During the time from Thanksgiving through New Years, you are most likely not going to hear much from your submitted applications (Unless you are applying for holiday/seasonal positions).

Most businesses pretty much shut down for all intents and purposes during this time as key staff are using the last of their PTO and taking off in the weeks between those holidays.

If you submit applications this week and next, you run the risk of being frozen out until after the holidays. Keep track of which companies you applied to, and if you haven't heard anything by the 2nd week of January, follow up, or check if the position is still available and re-apply.

Do not be discouraged. If you are in need of employment for the holidays, consider taking seasonal positions at retail/restaurants. It may not be ideal, but it will bring in some much needed money during the busy shopping season.

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Kym Akintomide
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Great reminder!

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Lenin Pina
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Hey Anthony Harrington , this just in! Macy's is offering another Seasonal Hiring opportunity throughout most US locations on Thursday, December 5th.

Interested job seekers are welcome to go directly to Macy's career page and search for a local hiring events at https://www.macysjobs.com/.

Thanks :-)

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george boardway
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go postal

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Trisha Lepore
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Thank you for writing this for everyone

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Danny Diaz
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Great advice!

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Joanna Wilson
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I just want a job to save money to move to Salem I stuck here in medford it time for me to move outta here I am ok with seasonal work around clothing straighten them up keep store looking nice any openings with that during the holidays?

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Deeq Sulub Sulub
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every person need good advice so thanks

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Carrie Joy Clark
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What I find extremely frustrating about this is the email heading will say "Census Bureau is hiring in your area," but when I click on the link, there are NO JOBS FOR THE CENSUS! Why title it this way? The jobs that come up are for other unrelated businesses. I won't even open those now.

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Deeq Sulub Sulub
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Thanksgiving

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Jessica Gochee
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Awesome words of advice!

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