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5 Top Tips for Finding a Seasonal Job

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5 Top Tips for Finding a Seasonal Job

So, Christmas is just around the corner and you’re looking for a new role, right?

We want to make sure that you receive an offer for most (if not all) of the jobs you go for, so we have put together our top 5 tips for you to follow!

Start applying early

When looking for a Christmas role it is crucial that you start applying early. Many companies will start advertising their seasonal vacancies as early as September. The applying and hiring process can take quite a while so it is important that you start looking for Christmas jobs as soon as possible.

Tailor your CV

Your CV should be slightly different for each application you send off. This is due to different companies having different requirements and expectations. It can be very useful to look at the job description on the advert and match your CV to the specific requirements set by the company.

Also consider the transferable skills you will need to cope with the extra demand when working during busy times. These are skills such as:

  • Patience
  • Time management
  • The ability to problem solve
Check out our blog on how to tailor your CV!

Know where to look

Knowing what companies to apply to plays a huge part in your process. Think about what kinds of industries will be more in demand than others, for example:

  • Retail industry
  • Hospitality industry
  • Industrial / Warehouse industry
  • Transport / Delivery industry
  • Healthcare industry

Use our job searching page to find your Christmas job in these industries now!

Contacts and connections

Think about your previous employment or any relevant connections you could reach out to in order to help you with your job search. 

Maybe your retail job from years ago need extra staff? Or your ex-colleague knows of a Christmas temp role at their company!

Do your research!

Even if you have the right skills and experience for the job, it doesn’t mean that you’ll get it if you don’t interview well or know anything about the company!

So, take an hour before your interview to run through the company website and see what their mission is.

If they have a ‘meet the team’ page, you might be able to learn some fun facts about your interviewer or people in the Management team!

If you want to find out more about how we can assist you within your job search, please click here to find out your local branch and give them a call!