Dozens of stores are hiring right before the holiday season.
"If someone is looking for a holiday retail job or permanent job, now is the time to get started," said Rick Zeef from Meijer on Bremen Highway.
It's not even Halloween, but the holiday spirit has many stores hiring for extra help.
"We are looking for approximately 80-90 seasonal team members," said Rachel Gosc with Target in Mishawaka.
Target, Meijer, Christmas Tree Shops, Bed Bath and Beyond, Hobby Lobby...the list goes on and on....they're all searching for their next best worker.
"We are looking for folks that are energetic and really guest service oriented," Gosc said.
Most stores only hire up until Halloween so get those applications in now.
Apply online at the store's website or you can apply in person at the store.
Seasonal jobs are just what they say...seasonal.
They're temporary through Christmas, but don't rule out the possibility of signing on full-time after Santa returns to the North Pole.
"There are a lot of people working here that thought they were just gonna work for the holiday but ended up staying," Zeef said.
The job market is tough out there. There’s a lot of competition.
So how can you land that job?
"Put your best foot forward in the interview," Gosc said.
It's not all about your resume or your cover letter this time.
Seasonal jobs are about you, your personality and your enthusiasm.
Here’s what some store managers are looking for in future employees:
1. Be personable - be excited about the job you want.
"The ideal candidate is comfortable working around people, open to approaching people without them approaching you and show up for work," Zeef said.
2. Be prepared - know something about the company. You never know when a simple inquiry about a job could lead to getting that job.
"We occasionally do instant interviews," Gosc said.
3. Finally, be flexible
"Retail is a weekend, holiday, evening business," Zeef said.
Show employers you're there for them.
You'll need to work odd hours. You may need to work a holiday here and there, and working evenings is a must.
Most people shop at night after work, so there's a high demand for seasonal workers who are ready to dedicate their time and energy for a paycheck.
"We need you to be here taking care of the customers so they come back," Zeef said.