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Looking for a Holiday Season Job?

By November 13, 2013

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If you're looking for a job to earn some extra money this holiday season, it's not too late. Challenger, Grey and Christmas reports that "Holiday hiring got off to its strongest start in 14 years, as retail employment grew by 159,500 in October. We have seen fairly significant hiring plans announced by several major national chains, including Target, Walmart, Macy's, Kohls, and JC Penney. Online retailer, Amazon.com, is reportedly adding 70,000 holiday workers, up from last year's 50,000."

Employers are still hiring for jobs for the holiday. Retailers need workers, as do package delivery services. CareerCast's list of the best seasonal jobs for 2013 includes:

  • Santa Claus
  • Retail Salesperson
  • Material Recording Clerks
  • Parcel Delivery
  • Personal Shopper
  • Photographer
  • Chef
  • Volunteer

From a personal perspective, I've seen help wanted signs in store windows and ads for many companies that are hiring seasonal workers. Ski resorts, if you're in snow country, are in the midst of hiring, as well.

It's quick and easy to apply for the seasonal retail jobs that are available. I picked up a couple of holiday applications for employment at the mall the other day and the applications are so simple that they only take few minutes to complete. You can also apply online for most seasonal job openings at large employers.

Before you go, make a quick list of your employment history or bring your resume, so you're ready to complete an on-the-spot job application. Dress appropriately, be ready for an interview, and you may just have a job offer much sooner than you expected!

Read More: CareerCast.com's Best Seasonal Jobs

Related Articles: Holiday Season Jobs | In-Person Job Applications | Online Job Applications

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