The Halloween merchandise is currently cackling at us from the shelves; no sooner has the candy overload subsided and the pumpkins have been made into soup but Christmas comes jingling down the tracks. With presents to buy and the party season upon us, a priority for retailers and businesses in the hospitality industry, is staffing.
If you are a young person at school, you might be starting to think about searching for your first part-time job and this flurry of additional positions available in your local town centre or retail park, are a great way to start. Whether you want to buy your own gifts for people this year or are thinking ahead to leaving school there are many reasons to jump on the seasonal job sleigh.
By getting a part-time job whilst you are still at school you are preparing yourself for your next step along the career path. Gaining any work experience gives you those desirable situational 'examples' to talk about in future interviews and can show an employer, college or university that you are someone they want on their team, a hard-worker and able to manage your time.
DEVELOP TRANSFERABLE SKILLS
GROW YOUR PROFESSIONAL NETWORK
LEARN MONEY MANAGEMENT SKILLS
INCREASE YOUR CONFIDENCE
Every opportunity to explore an industry or sector is an opportunity to know yourself better. Even if your part-time job is in a sector that you don't necessarily want to pursue as a career, it is still an opportunity to develop your skills. You never know, you might enjoy your part-time job so much that you change direction from what you originally thought to be your desired career path.
Now that you have considered why you might get a part-time seasonal job have a look at our 'Young People' pages for more hints and tips on how to get the job.