Seasonal Jobs

  • My Job Gives People Nightmares: What It's Like Being a Halloween Tour Guide

    My Job Gives People Nightmares: What It's Like Being a Halloween Tour Guide

    What if your dream job was to give other people nightmares? That's the fun and frightful profession that makes Josiah George of Boston wake up each day looking forward to nightfall with a touch of sinister glee, especially during the Halloween season. George is one of a troupe of talented, costumed... Continue Reading

  • 21 Companies Hiring for the Holidays

    21 Companies Hiring for the Holidays

    Each year retail stores seem to put up holiday decorations earlier than the year before. One moment students are grabbing notebooks and glue bottles from the back-to-school displays, and the next an oversize, inflatable turkey is advertising Thanksgiving decor. Although you might think that the store decorations... Continue Reading

  • Target Taking on Walmart, Hiring for Holidays

    Target Taking on Walmart, Hiring for Holidays

    Target, the retail chain with the bright red logo, has been taking on Walmart -- and succeeding. That means both jobs and career opportunities for you at Target. Continue Reading

  • Santa Jobs: Hourly Pay Ranges from $175 to $10

    Santa Jobs: Hourly Pay Ranges from $175 to $10

    Ho-ho-ho. Santa jobs are at the top of the food chain in seasonal hiring. Hourly pay can reach $175, but more likely is at $10. If the Santa develops a brand name such as being known as the "real Santa," being hired every holiday will be automatic. In addition, atypical Santas are now being recruited. You can... Continue Reading

  • Holiday Jobs: The Seasonal Hiring Spree Has Already Begun

    Holiday Jobs: The Seasonal Hiring Spree Has Already Begun

    If you're hoping to make some extra cash this year by working a part-time job over the holidays you better get busy. The majority of businesses that plan to hire seasonal staff are already beginning interviews this month to allow time to get new staff trained and in place before things really get busy. The good... Continue Reading

  • Four Tips for Anchoring Down Cruise Ship Employment

    Four Tips for Anchoring Down Cruise Ship Employment

    By Lauren Fairbanks Cruise ship jobs are sought after for many reasons. One of which is that you get to live on board a cruise ship for months at a time, traveling to exotic locales on someone else's dime. But it's not all umbrella drinks and all-you-can-eat buffets when working aboard a cruise ship. In fact,... Continue Reading

  • Ice Road Trucker -- Scariest Job in the World

    Ice Road Trucker -- Scariest Job in the World

    Dianne Rowland, wife of Ice Road Trucker Hugh Rowland, was perfectly happy to let her husband disappear into the great white north for a couple of months every year, trucking goods and equipment to and from the mines in the Arctic Circle. Until she saw the first episode of the History Channel's television series... Continue Reading

  • Top-Paying Summer Jobs

    Top-Paying Summer Jobs

    Whether you're looking for a summer job or are simply job-hunting during the warmer months, it pays to think beyond the traditional standbys like lifeguard or amusement-park attendant, both of which have a median pay of less than $10 an hour. A better bet is to seek employment in industries that operate... Continue Reading

  • The World's Best Summer Internship

    The World's Best Summer Internship

    It's spring break time and a lot of college students are thinking about summer internships. While those internships may bring to mind doing menial tasks such as fetching coffee for people you hope to learn from, there is one internship out there that takes the cake. The giant consumer goods company Procter and... Continue Reading

  • Companies Hiring This Month: April

    Companies Hiring This Month: April

    Spring is here! It's April, the unexpectedly snowy winter is behind us and you are ready for a change. Actual spring cleaning isn't all that exciting, but the metaphoric kind is thrilling. While many people use the new year to start anew, others wait for spring. Or if you're being completely honest, you didn't... Continue Reading

  • The 411 on Census Bureau Jobs

    The 411 on Census Bureau Jobs

    As the 2010 census forms hit 120 million American mailboxes this week, the U.S. Census Bureau is currently looking for part-time, temporary employees to help them collect information. With the existing climate of the job market, many anticipate that 3 million to 4 million applicants will apply for one of the... Continue Reading

  • Companies Hiring This Month: March

    Companies Hiring This Month: March

    > One of the most annoying things to say to a job seeker is, "There are plenty of jobs to be had; you're just not looking hard enough." Yes, there are many companies hiring, but on the job hunt you can begin to feel as if the only places not hiring are the ones in your industry. Not every job posting is for... Continue Reading

  • Companies Hiring This Month: February

    Companies Hiring This Month: February

    Rachel Zupek, CareerBuilder.com writer In a CareerBuilder survey at the end of 2009, 20 percent of employers said they would be looking to increase headcount this year. For example, Aerojet, a space and defense contractor, is looking to hire more than 100 people in virtually all areas of its business across the... Continue Reading

  • Companies Hiring This Month: January

    Companies Hiring This Month: January

    We've waved goodbye to the first decade of the new millennium, and hopefully we've seen our last of a sour economy. It's a new year and we're ready for a change. Fortunately, many companies feel the same way and they're ready to hire plenty of new talent in 2010. Health care was one of the few industries to grow... Continue Reading

  • Now Hiring: US Census Workers

    Now Hiring: US Census Workers

    If you need a job and are good with people and numbers, the government might have work for you. The U.S. Census Bureau just began the process of hiring more than one million temporary workers for its 2010 population count. If hired, you'll get good pay, flexible hours, paid training, mileage reimbursement and... Continue Reading

  • More Companies Hiring for the Holidays

    CareerBuilder In the past few weeks, we've talked a lot about seasonal hiring and we got a huge response to the blog where we posted 10 companies hiring for the holidays. Based on all of your comments, it sounds like a few of you are looking for some more options. Ask and you shall receive, my friends. Here... Continue Reading

  • 'Tis the Season for Winter Temp Jobs

    'Tis the Season for Winter Temp Jobs

    Leaves turning scarlet don't just herald the coming of fall – they signal the start of seasonal hiring for winter jobs. Recession or no, many businesses must staff up, either to maximize sales during the critical holiday selling season or to get their business off to a good start in 2010. With... Continue Reading

  • Santa's hiring, sort of: UPS hiring seasonal workers

    Santa's hiring, sort of: UPS hiring seasonal workers

    Santa Claus may have enough elves helping him make toys, but with an entire globe to deliver to, he's getting some help from UPS. UPS is looking for seasonal workers for the holidays and often beyond, according to its Web site. It's hiring 50,000 seasonal package handlers and drivers' helpers, down from... Continue Reading

  • 15 Companies Hiring In July

    I'll guarantee either you or someone you know is looking for a job. Maybe you were laid off, just graduated or are unhappy with your current job. The problem is that you can't find a job because there are fewer out there. But don't make the mistake of thinking there are no jobs out there. You've just got a... Continue Reading

  • America's Most Unusual Jobs

    America's Most Unusual Jobs

    Rosemary Haefner, Senior Career Adviser What's the most unusual job you ever held? Peanut inspector? Horse wrangler? How about a backup dancer for a female impersonator? In its annual survey, CareerBuilder.com asked more than 2,450 workers to share the most interesting or unconventional jobs they held... Continue Reading