BLOG: Christmas Jobs
So, Christmas may be a time for presents and family and celebrations but did you know it’s also a great time to get a job?
As Christmas is an incredibly busy time of year, many companies will be looking to employ a lot of new staff to help out over Christmas.
If you’ve never had a job before, want to get some extra money over Christmas, want some work experience for your CV or all of the above, get applying now!
The National Careers Service are running a campaign this year called #JingleJobs. By searching the hashtag, you will find a range of companies advertising their Christmas temporary jobs. There will be companies offering jobs that don’t use the hashtag, so have a look at job search websites and company’s websites as well.
If working isn’t an option for you, then you can always go down the volunteering route. While volunteering doesn’t pay, it does give you similar benefits that a paying job can give you. Volunteering, particularly at Christmastime, is a very rewarding experience and on top of this will add to your CV.
According to the NHS, volunteering improves self-esteem and our sense of purpose as well as possibly leading to a healthier lifestyle. You can read more about this study, here.
In terms of work, volunteering helps improve job prospects. According to Timebank, 73% of employers stated that they’d employ someone who’s volunteered over someone who hadn’t. It’s also a great way to ease into work if you’re just starting out or have been not working for a while. As volunteering is flexible, it’s also a good way to test out different areas of work to find out if you like it without having the commitment of a contract!
Many charities will be hoping for volunteers over Christmas so if you’re interested in volunteering, a quick Google search will find out which charities in your area need volunteers.
You can find out more about the workplace benefits of volunteering, here.
While Christmas is a good opportunity to maximise your CV, it’s also the time of rest and Christmas cheer! So make sure you get the balance between work and play right and have a very Merry Christmas!