Christmas is expensive, and everyone could do with a bit of extra cash around the Christmas period. In fact, it is estimated that households spend around 30% more in December than in any other month of the year (www.bankofengland.com). The increase in consumer demand leads many companies to increase their hiring activities. Seasonal staffing offers temporary positions which can provide you with more than just cash!
This article will give examples of some of the main benefits associated with temporary/seasonal employment.
In most cases, Christmas positions are open to people with limited experience, and training is provided by the hiring companies. This is a great way to get your foot in the door of an industry which you may be interested in pursuing in the future, and to get some free, on-the-job training.
As with above, we understand that it is not always possible to get a job in your desired field, especially when you have limited previous work experience, and sometimes seasonal jobs may not be what you want to do in the future. This doesn’t mean that it is pointless, or that you won’t learn anything! Temporary Christmas employment can offer you the chance to gain transferrable skills which might give you a step up when applying for positions in the future. For example, working within a team will give you the chance to engage and interact with a diverse range of people.
Temporary employment is a great way to find out whether a particular sector is for you, without all the commitment that comes with permanent employment. Similarly, it gives you a chance to discover your own personal strengths and weaknesses within the sector and offers an opportunity to improve upon these before entering your dream workplace.
Preventing gaps in your CV
This year has been hard on so many people and finding a job has arguably been harder than ever. It is, however, important to maintain a seamless CV, with as few gaps as possible. Temporary Christmas employment is a great opportunity to pad out that CV and justify how you have spent your time.
In a world which offers so many employment sectors, it can be just as useful to know what you don’t want to do, as it is to know what you do want, and temporary employment gives you a good opportunity to gain this perspective in numerous sectors without the commitment of full time employment!
If you are looking for seasonal employment, or you just want to try temporary work, you can give us a call on 01709 821811, or search our vacancies online here.
If you are a company looking for workers, we would be happy to help! You can give us a call on 01709 821811.