Christmas Casual Employment - Retail

By Rosaleen Ward | Posted: Wednesday September 20, 2017

While working over your Summer holiday break may not sound appealing to some, scoring a job as a Christmas Casual could be the best thing you do this year!

As Christmas is fast approaching, retail employers are now starting to look for young, enthusiastic staff members to assist in tackling the extra workload as stores start to get busier, and large deliveries of stock become more frequent. If you’ve ever been interested in the retail game, now’s your chance. There are so many reasons to check out opportunities in casual employment AND still have an awesome Summer!

Work Experience

To be able to say that you have worked in a retail store during it’s busiest time of year is pretty impressive. How great would it be to have that on your CV? The customer service skills you will pick up interacting with a wide variety of different customers and members of staff during this time will give you an advantage when seeking further employment in all sorts of industries.

Summer Spending Money

This one is pretty self-explanatory. You put in the work; you get rewarded for it! While lounging around all Summer would be great, wouldn’t getting work experience and earning some money for some serious summer shopping be even better?

New Friends and Connections

Scoring a Christmas Casual job is one of the best ways to meet new people. You can make some life-long friends and some great connections while working over the Summer break! Building these types of relationships can be a great benefit when applying for future employment opportunities.

Gaining New Skills

Starting work at the busiest time of the year means Christmas casual staff need to learn a lot of skills, fast. This is a great opportunity to build up your skill set for your CV!

Potential for Further Employment

If you can prove you are capable, dedicated and reliable, your employer is more likely to consider taking you on as a Christmas casual again - or potentially even extend your contract for throughout the year.

What are you waiting for? Start looking for Christmas Causal positions and express your interest now. Work experience, even on a casual contract, can open so many doors to different opportunities - make the most of it! 

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