Securing a Temporary job in time for Christmas – a guide

Securing a temporary job during the Christmas season can be a rewarding way to earn some extra income and gain valuable experience.

Here are some top tips, from the recruitment experts at Contract Personnel, to increase your chances of landing a temporary job this Christmas:

  1. Start Early: Many of our clients begin their holiday hiring process well before the Christmas season hits its peak. Don’t wait until the last minute; start your job search early to maximise your opportunities.
  2. Target Seasonal Industries: Focus on industries that experience a surge in demand during the holidays. Industrial, customer service, and logistics are some sectors that typically hire additional staff for the Christmas season.
  3. Update Your CV: Tailor your CV to highlight relevant skills and experiences that make you an attractive candidate for seasonal positions. Emphasise any relevant industry experience you may have.
  4. Create an Online Presence: Update your LinkedIn profile and create profiles on job-seeking platforms. Ensure your online presence is professional and showcases your skills and availability.
  5. Flexibility is Key: Be open to flexible working hours, including evenings and weekends. Many seasonal positions require a willingness to work during peak shopping hours and holiday events.
  6. Network: Leverage your personal and professional network to enquire about potential opportunities. Sometimes, word of mouth can lead to job openings that aren’t publicly advertised.
  7. Research Companies: Familiarise yourself with companies in your area that traditionally hire seasonal staff – the team at Contract Personnel can help you with this.
  8. Demonstrate Enthusiasm: When applying or interviewing for a position, convey your enthusiasm for the company and the role. Employers often appreciate candidates who genuinely want to contribute to the holiday team spirit.
  9. Highlight Transferable Skills: Even if your previous work experience doesn’t directly align with the temporary job you’re seeking, emphasise transferable skills such as communication, teamwork, and problem-solving.

Remember that competition for seasonal jobs can be fierce, so showcasing your commitment, flexibility, and positive attitude will set you apart from other candidates. Good luck with your Christmas job search and please do make contact with our Industrial and Driving teams ASAP.

They will talk you through the options and roles available and help secure you work – and some all important £££.

Norwich – 01603 764044

Thetford – 01842 750222

www.contract-personnel.com

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