Christmas is one of the busiest times of the year in Sydney because everyone wants to go
shopping or wants to go out for dinner. Companies are in need for more staff at this
period so Christmas is a very good time if you want to have a job in the hospitality
or in the retail branch. Since companies want to make sure that you are well trained
before Christmas time starts, you should begin as soon as possible with looking for the right job.
In fact, the sooner you start with looking for a job the better, since the advertisements
will drop around November and December. Moreover, there will be more competition after
September so this is another important reason why you should start early. To make sure
you’re well prepared, there are a few tips we would like to give you.
First of all, start by looking at what kind of job you really want. Will this be in
a restaurant as a waiter or waitress or will this be in your favourite retail shop.
When you know what you want you can already set up a job alert. This helps you to
stay ahead of the competition. You can also write your resume already and try to
tailor it to the type of job you are looking for.
Don’t worry if you haven’t a lot of work experience; we have a few tips for you
that will help you during your search for your Christmas job. After you know what
you want and for which company you want to work for, you can write a cover letter.
In a cover letter you explain why companies have to pick you instead of all the other
applicants. Your cover letter and resume are two different documents. So, your cover
letter shouldn’t repeat what’s on your resume. In your cover letter you give broad
explanations about your key points of your resume (experiences and achievements)
to show why you fit the description of the company’s application.
After you’ve been invited for an application interview, you can prepare yourself
for it. Of course, you want to make a good first impression and that’s why it’s better
to overdress yourself than underdress. Be aware that a first impression can only be
done once. You should make sure that you conduct yourself in a way that’s in line
with the skills the company is looking for. So, if you’re applying for a retail
job, you should be comfortable with having conversations with people you don’t
know by mingling within the group and interacting with people in a professional yet personal way.
If you found a Christmas job that you like working for it could be a career
opportunity for the future. That’s why it is very important to look which job
really suits you to get the right experience. If you need any help with finding
the right Christmas job, feel free to visit our job department or you can
contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org.