Need to Find a Job Fast? These Companies are Hiring Now!

Tis the season to get a new job!

Tis the season to get a new job!

Now is the time to update your Job.com profile and resume to showcase your skills and qualifications to the thousands of employers hiring for the holiday season. While many job seekers take a break from their search this time of year, this is your chance to get a leg up on the competition by proactively searching and applying to the plethora of jobs found on our site. Here is an overview of the top 5 companies hiring this month:

UPS – with over 4,400 independently owned locations nationwide, and over 1,900 operating facilities, UPS tops off our list of Top 5 companies hiring this month.  With the holidays just around the corner, UPS is staffing up in almost every department in preparation for seasonal deliveries.

AT&T – With 883,835 miles of network fiber and 135,662 hotspots worldwide, AT&T is continually bringing on new team members to assist customers in their retail stores, service centers and even in their homes.  If you enjoy helping others and love learning about new technologies, AT&T is the employer for you.

Macy*s – If there’s one major retailer that’s been extremely public about its current hiring spree it’s the one and only Macy*s.  With 840 stores in 45 states, and over 175,000 employees making up its diverse workforce, Macy*s continues to be a premier retailer across the globe.  If you thrive in the hustle and bustle of a fast paced retail environment than apply now for a holiday job at this major Department Store.

Petco – As if holiday shopping for our two-legged family members isn’t enough, the pet supply industry is proving that our four-legged friends along with pets of all kinds are now reaping the benefits of the holiday season. Petco is another major retailer that’s gearing up this month by adding pet groomers, dog walkers, cashiers and more to their existing locations across the country.

Firestone – As the oldest tire company in America, Firestone can provide job security to anyone interested in working for this current car maintenance chain.  Whether you’re a self-proclaimed grease monkey or a true blue customer service queen or king, Firestone offers job openings in a variety of capacities.

While these companies currently have thousands of available jobs, the holiday hiring season will be wrapping up sooner than you may think.  Don’t put off your job search for another day.  Login to your Job.com account, make sure your profile and resume are up-to-date and apply your way to your next great job.  Good Luck!

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Don’t Get Spooked Searching for Hourly Employment

stick_figure_ghost_spooky_400_clrWith Halloween just a couple of days away, retailers and restaurants are among the top employers that will be picking up on hiring these last couple months of the year. If hourly employment is what you’re looking for, your job search can feel a lot like trick-or-treating. Think about it.  You have to dress up, putting your best foot forward, before going door to door to inquire about work.  The entire experience isn’t for the faint of heart as it can feel alienating and downright scary.  Here are some tips and tricks to help wane off the strange energy you may feel when hunting down a holiday job:

Do your research.  It can be extremely intimidating to walk in to a potential employer’s establishment cold turkey and ask if they’re hiring.  Instead, see who’s hiring in your area beforehand so that you can save time by only approaching those businesses you know have openings to fill.

Look for jobs that suit you best.  If ditching half eaten club sandwiches and doing dirty dishes gives you the creeps, than it’s best not to bother applying for a job as dishwasher. Consider those tasks that you enjoy or at least can stomach, and start there when tracking down an hourly gig.

Fake it til you make it.  On the other half of the suitable job coin comes the squeeze yourself in to the part coin.  Never spent a day behind a cash register?  That’s quite alright. If you’re half decent at math and know how to operate a PC, or even a smart phone for that matter, you should be able to check folks out in line at the grocery store.  The key is to highlight the reasons why you’d make a good hire to showcase your ambition and drive.

Tap in to your social network.  Ok, this is one of the most overused tips out there when it comes to job searching but almost everybody knows somebody in the retail/restaurant/grocery industry.  Don’t you?  Whether you hit up your friends on Facebook or just pick up the phone, it’s important that you reach out to the people you know who can give you some good leads.

Don’t get spooked.  Rejection is a horrifying thing but it’s not an excuse to give up on your job search.  This is prime time for finding an hourly job and you owe it to yourself to put on your game winning face and score the job you want.  Just think of all the candy you’ll be able to buy when you’re raking in the cash!

Have a spooktacular job search tip you’d like to share?  Post your comments below.