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Dear Experts, I found a company in my town that I would love to work for. I have searched my LinkedIn connections and haven't been able to find anyone who knows someone who works there. Do you have suggestions for reaching out to a stranger? How do I increase the chances he/she will bother to speak to me? I really want to work there! Here is how our CAREEREALISM-Approved Experts answered this question on Twitter: Q#459 Most hi-level people are generous with information interview. Say you love company and would love to learn more and get advice/guidance. Not job! (@juliaerickson) Q#459 How do I reach a stranger? http://bit.ly/ddkFr2 (@ravingredhead) Q#459 Try cold calling HR and asking for an informational interview. You can learn about them and get a foot in the door. (@gradversity) Q#459 Be honest in your intent. Share w/stranger why company impresses you & what you hope to gain by talking. (@jtodonnell) Our Twitter Advice Project (T.A.P.) is no longer an active campaign. To find an answer to the above question, please use the "Search" box in the right-hand column of this website.

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It's beginning to look a like Christmas! Well, not quite yet. But if you're looking to make some extra cash during the holiday season, now is the time to begin searching as seasonal jobs are starting to be posted.

According to the website Snagajob, 27% of companies that hire employees for the holiday season begin their recruitment efforts in August. In addition, Snagajob reports that there is money to be made during the holiday season as seasonal workers earned an average of $15.40 an hour in 2018. With that in mind, here are some options to consider if you're looking for a seasonal job for the holiday season.

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