Target industries with high seasonal demand
Foot in the door
This Christmas, Sainsbury's are taking on an extra 15,000 workers, the largest number of seasonal staff the supermarket chain has ever hired. A reported 2,000 of those workers will be kept on after Christmas in permanent roles across 1,000 stores throughout the country. The kinds of staff Sainsbury's are recruiting include check-out staff, shelf stackers and online delivery staff.
The logistics and transport industries also experience peaks in demand around Christmas time resulting in an increased need for warehouse staff, transport workers, delivery drivers, couriers etc. Royal Mail for example, are putting on an extra 18,000 staff this Christmas to cope with increased demand for their services.
Staying on after the seasonal rush
Even if you're unable to secure a more permanent role with the company when your seasonal work comes to an end, it's always easier to find a new job if you are already employed, even as a casual.
Fresh experience for your CV
Take advantage of a less competitive environment
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Lisa LaRue, MCareerDev, BSocSc(Couns), DipCareerGuid, MCDI is a Career Counsellor/Career Coach at CareerWorx www.careerworx.co.uk.