The Best Ways to Find a Christmas Job

The Best Ways to Find a Christmas Job

Lots of candidates make the mistake of waiting until December to find a Christmas job. Although it might seem too early to be thinking of Christmas, most businesses will advertise and hire for their Christmas roles before December, so if you choose to wait you’ll miss out on most opportunities! Here are the best ways to find a Christmas job this year!

Job Boards

Job boards, such as Indeed, Reed and Totaljobs, are a great way to search for jobs available over the festive period. Lots of businesses and agencies will use these web sites to advertise their latest jobs. The sites are regularly updated, so keep checking back for new vacancies.

Recruitment Agencies

Registering your CV with your local recruitment agencies will improve your employment prospects and put you in the running for Christmas roles. Most recruitment agencies will also have a search feature on their website where you can search for their latest jobs.

Shop Windows

Many retailers will advertise their Christmas vacancies in their shop windows. If you’re looking for a role in the retail industry it’s definitely worth having a walk round your local shopping centre or high street, with your CV, and approach hiring managers directly.  

Social Media

More and more companies are advertising their latest roles on their social media accounts. Following a company’s social media accounts will help you to stay up to date with their latest jobs. It’s also worth joining Facebook job groups, as lots of local businesses will use these groups to advertise their Christmas vacancies.  

Contact the Company Directly

If you’re looking to work for a particular company and you haven’t heard about any of their Christmas roles, it’s worth contacting the business directly to ensure you don’t miss out on any new opportunities. 


Don’t underestimate the value of your network! Use your personal and professional network to help you with your job search. Try reaching out to people you know to see if they’re aware of any available jobs for over the festive period. They may be able to point you in the right direction and alert you to new opportunities.

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