According to a recent survey by Snagajob, hourly hiring managers foresee a steady increase in holiday, seasonal hires this year over the last three seasons, edging ever closer to pre-recessionary hiring levels . “We’re definitely seeing incremental improvements in the holiday, seasonal job market, even if we haven’t yet returned to pre-recessionary levels,” said Shawn Boyer, CEO of Snagajob.
Seasonal Jobs are usually part time work, and can be a great way to "get your foot in the door" with an employer. They can also turn into part time, or even full time work after the "season" is over. Another good thing about part time seasonal employment is that seasons "repeat", so you can re-apply next year with the employers that you've already made a good impression with the previous season.
Thanksgiving jobs and Christmas jobs create a large amount of seasonal employment opportunities. Retail jobs, delivery jobs, mall jobs and food service jobs are all examples of holiday jobs that usually need more people over the holidays. You may also find some resort jobs, and vacation destination jobs that revolve around the Christmas holiday season and need to increase their staff of seasonal employees. Getting a Christmas job is a great way to pay off those holiday bills, and also get your foot in the door with an employer that you might later rejoin for a summer job, or permanent part time job.
Some companies that offer holiday jobs are Target, McDonalds, FedEx, Office Depot, ToysRUs, Dominos Pizza, Kohl's, Ace Hardware, Walmart, Burger King, and more! Start searching now for job opportunities for this holiday season.
As with any job, you should be prepared to interview for your job, and provide a resume and/or cover letter. You should make sure to present a business-like posture and appearance when applying for your job. Research and find out about the job you are applying for, and be prepared to explain why you are suited for it, and why you want the job. Be clear about how long you want to work. You want to have a good relationship with the employer when you leave so that you can use them as a reference, or possibly return for further employment in the future.