Santa and his elves aren’t the busy workers in the run-up to Christmas. Even though it’s still only October, one of the best times to apply for Christmas jobs is right now. In fact, many employers begin their recruitment campaigns for Christmas workers in September in order to be fully ready to cope with seasonal demand. By December, most vacancies are filled.
Get a job for Christmas
For many people, such as students and those in part-time jobs, Christmas jobs are ideal for getting extra cash for the festive season. The good news is, there’s no shortage of employment opportunities with hundreds, if not thousands, of additional retail, customer service jobs, hospitality jobs and, of course, seasonal warehouse jobs coming online in the months leading up to the festive season. And, since Christmas is celebrated all over the UK, there are work opportunities in the all major centres, including jobs in Manchester, jobs in London, jobs in Leeds and jobs in Liverpool, as well as in many more rural locations.
While many of these employment opportunities are on a zero hour contract basis, since they’re usually part-time jobs or short term contract positions as part of a large team, there can be real flexibility with hours, as well as the chance of overtime to maximise the take-home wage of workers. While most of these employment opportunities tend to be focussed on retail, hospitality, warehouse and customer service jobs since all of these areas need support staff in IT and technology, then there can be Christmas jobs are other niches too for people with the right skills.
Looking good on your CV
Because of the urgency to fill a lot of Christmas jobs quickly, you typically don’t need much experience – reliability, punctuality and professionalism are more important. But these positions can be an excellent way to get some new skills on your CV, as well as gain work experience for future opportunities.
The other thing to consider is that many of these part-time and seasonal jobs can lead to full-time permanent work. Many employers fill permanent vacancies in the New Year by selecting the best seasonal workers at Christmas. So it’s also an opportunity to demonstrate that you’re a great employee and worth hiring for the long term.
Where to look for Christmas jobs
Many of these Christmas job vacancies don’t stay open for long, certainly when it comes to customer services jobs and warehouse jobs which can be filled so quickly that they don’t even appear on the company’s own website.
While, these days, social media is an excellent way to discover part-time jobs or seasonal work at Christmas, visit Zoek UK, and you’ll discover our search portal is updated daily to reflect new jobs coming on to the market. Many employers with hospitality, customer service and warehouse jobs come back to us year after year with their Christmas vacancies, so visiting Zoek UK regularly might be one of the best places to find your Christmas job this year.
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