How Competitive is the Application Process for Christmas Jobs?
There’s often a lot of competition for temporary work over Christmas, as a lot of seasonal roles become available throughout the later months – often due to people taking up part-time positions.
Additionally, schools, colleges and universities startup in September, following the summer holidays. Due to this there’s always a greater number of young people looking work and part-time student jobs at this time.
As a result of this rush, having all the correct skills and experience doesn’t always mean it’s a given that you’ll be offered a Christmas Colleague job. If you’re late in applying, it is likely that a large number of positions will have already been filled.
This is why it’s very important to keep your finger on the pulse and continue to check for new job openings as soon as summer is over. Applying early can make all the difference.
Candidates with greater availability are likely to be prioritised. Quite often, Christmas supermarket jobs and other similar roles will be offered on the basis of a temporary contract lasting anywhere up to three months. If you’re on holiday for a week or two during that period, you may not be able to commit to the schedule the store requires, so it is important to consider this when applying.