Gearing up for the Christmas job hunt!

By J&C Team

Christmas is a great time to be opportunistic if you’re on the job hunt, with many businesses opening their doors to new staff.


Whether you’re looking for something to tide you over until the new year or get you onto the career path for future success, leading job board CV-Library take a look at some industries where the jobs are this Christmas.




Without doubt, retail is the busiest industry in the lead up to Christmas thanks to shops of all sizes extending their opening hours to please gift shoppers.


Whether you need a little bit of extra Christmas cash or want to get onto the rungs of a career ladder, the retail industry is a great place to start when it comes to holiday jobs. While they might be for more entry level or part time roles, high job volumes among high street brands make retail the perfect place to start looking for a job from now and into the new year.


Food and hospitality


Like almost all retail outlets this time of year, a lot of restaraunts and hotels will be thriving off of high footfall and customer spending sprees.


From waiters and waitresses to commis chefs and sous chefs, this time of year requires extra pairs of hands across all areas of food and hospitality to help make sure things run smoothly. As Christmas looms and the new year draws near, fancy meals out and office bonding events become more popular as festive cheer spreads, so make sure you consider places like hotels, restaraunts, bars and clubs for job opportunties.


Transport and logistics


As Christmas edges closer by the second, shop shelves and stockrooms get barer and barer, too. And, as more people take to the internet to buy that special gift for that special someone, there’s a greater need for packages and stock to go from A to B.


Christmas almost certainly couldn’t operate if it wasn’t for those working in transport and logisitcs to make sure stock and gifts get delivered on time. From pulling the strings in a head office, to sitting behind the wheel, job opportunities here rise thanks to increased customer demand and shopping habits.


Christmas definitely delivers a boom in job opportunity, making it the perfet time of year to look if you’re on the job hunt. From part time temp roles to full time career focused jobs, the Christmas period is a great time to look for jobs.