Ahh, fall. The weather is cooling off, the leaves have changed color, and retailers nationwide are ALREADY putting up Holiday decorations. It seems the Holiday shopping season comes earlier every year. But if you’re in the market for a part-time or side-job during the Holidays, this is a good thing!
Even if you have a full time career, it’s likely the thought of picking up some side cash to help pay the Holiday bills has crossed your mind. If that’s you, I recommend checking out a blog post from Job Monkey titled 4 Tips for Finding Holiday Jobs. I think the post provides some good top-line advice:
1. Be open and flexible – Holiday hours definitely have high demands at certain times, and you’ll need to be ready to answer the call.
2. Have realistic expectations – the idea of making minimum wage may not jingle your bells, but it’s more than likely the reality.
3. Think outside the box – for example, assisting in customer service calls from home.
4. Start looking now – many employers have their Holiday positions filled by Thanksgiving, so get on it!
Again, I recommend you get more details connecting to each of the above tips here.
Now I’m curious – do any of you have experience working side jobs during the Holidays? What were your learnings?