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Looking for a job over the summer break? We’ve got you sorted!
Spring is the perfect time to get ready for summer and it’s also the perfect time to apply for Christmas casual jobs! To save you time and effort, we’ve researched Christmas casual jobs and found 40 that are great for students.
To make sure you successfully land a Christmas casual job this summer, check out our helpful tips below.
Tip 1 : Apply early!
Don’t apply for a Christmas job in Christmas! It’s all over by then. Before you start a summer job, you will often need to go through a recruitment process including online forms and face-to-face interviews. After that, you will most likely need to attend a training day where you will learn the skills you’ll need for the job.
Many places have deadlines in early to mid-October, so the best tip is to start applying today!
Tip 2: Presentation is Everything
Presentation is key to making a lasting impression. If you make it to the face-to-face interview stage, wear clothes that make you look presentable (like a new white t-shirt, jeans and clean shoes). If you are meeting after school, a neat school uniform is fine. There’s nothing worse for an employer, than a potential employee turning up in messy or dirty clothes.
Then there is body language. Look the interviewer in the eye, give them a hand shake and don’t be too shy to introduce yourself properly. “Hi, my name’s Alex. Thanks for seeing me today”. If you’re looking for a job in retail, you’re going to be customer-facing. This means that you’ll need to show that you’re confident enough to talk to customers (but not so confident that you’re a know-it-all!).
Tip 3: Put yourself in the employer’s shoes
Aaaagh! I’ve never done this before - what are employers even looking for? The alarm might be already going off if you haven’t done this before, but don’t freak out. Here’s a good way to prepare - switch chairs for a second - what would you be looking for if you were the boss of a retail shop?
They don’t expect you to know everything about the store, or products or the cash register system. These things can all be taught (that’s what training is for).
What they are looking for is someone who is;
Reliable - can you show you’re serious and will turn up every day on time?
Hard working - will you jump onto Facebook if your boss isn’t looking?
Good people skills - can you show that you’re confident talking to people, understanding questions and helping them find solutions?
Good news - you don’t need previous work experience to show that you have those three skills. But, your employer will ask you for examples of how you demonstrate these skills, so have them ready before you get to the face-to-face interview. To prepare for a face-to-face interview, think of examples in your life (from sport, school, community involvement, family responsibilities etc.) where you showed these skills.
40 great places to apply for Christmas casual jobs
Adairs is an Australian retailer of bed linen, quilts, towels, cushions and homewares. The Adairs website has all the Christmas casual jobs listed by store, suburb and position. Do a keyword search for “Christmas” and you will get a list of all the stores looking for Christmas casuals.
2. Bed Bath n' Table
Bed Bath n' Table designs, develops and supplies products to Australasian homemakers. The Bed Bath n' Table careers site has all the Christmas casual jobs listed by store, suburb and position.
Pacific Brands Underwear Group, known as Bonds, is an Australian manufacturer and now an importer of men's, women's and children's underwear and clothing. Check out all the Bonds Christmas casual jobs listed by store, suburb and position.
Founded in 1856, Burberry is a luxury British fashion clothing brand, with outerwear at its core. Burberry believes that to be a great brand it must also be a great company. The Burberry website has all the Christmas casual jobs listed by department and city.
Coles is an Australian supermarket chain owned by parent company Wesfarmers. The Coles Group website has all the Christmas casual jobs listed by position, work type, location and availablility date.
6. Cotton On
Cotton On is an Australia global retail chain that specializes in menswear, womenswear and children wear. Cotton On is part of the global Cotton On Group whose portfolio includes retail Supré, Factorie and Rubi. Do a keyword search for “Christmas” on the Cotton On job board for a list of positions.
Dotti is the fashionable clothing retailer. Dotti is part of The Just Group whose portfolio includes Jay-Jays, Portmans and Peter Alexander. Check out the Just Group website for all the Christmas casual jobs for Dotti listed by postition and location.
Dusk is an Australian retailer of Candles, Home Decor, Home Fragrance and Gift solutions. Do a keyword search for “Christmas” on the Dusk jobs website for a list of all the Christmas casual jobs.
10. Event Cinemas
Event cinemas is an Australian cinema chain with 80 locations nationwide. You can find the Expressions of interest form on their parent company, Event Group’s, ‘totally into it!’ site where you can apply for a specific location and position. This site also outlines the reality and expectations of becoming a cinema worker at Event. Although this application isn’t specified for Christmas casuals, they usually have a large hiring session just before Christmas.
Founded in 1999, Industrie is an Australian men’s fashion brand that focuses on producing modern, practical and affordable clothing. The Industrie Careers website has a list of current vacancies.
Jay-Jays is a womenswear and menswear youth clothing chain. Jay-Jays is part of The Just Group whose portfolio includes Portmans, Peter Alexander and Dotti. Check out this link for Christmas jobs at Jay-Jays.
13. Kikki K
Kikki K is a Swedish style stationery and gift retailer. The Kikki K website has all the casual jobs listed by suburb and position. Follow the link and do a keyword search for “Christmas” for the Christmas Casual positions.
Louis Vuitton is an iconic French global brand. Louis Vuitton is looking for a person who can deliver excellent customer service. The Louis Vuitton profile on Seek has all the Christmas casual jobs.
Lovisa is an on trend Jewellery store. The Lovisa careers site has all the Christmas casual jobs for Lovisa listed by position and location.
MECCA is an Australian beauty cosmetics company. Check out the MECCA jobs website to see available positions.
Mimco is a retail store that sells leather goods such as handbags, wallets and accessories. Mimco is part of The Country Road Group whose portfolio include Trenery, Politix and Country Road. Have a look at the Country Road Group website and filter your search by the brand “Mimco” to see what's available.
Pandora is an international Danish jewellery manufacturer and retailer founded in 1982. It’s better to find Pandora jobs by going to the Seek website.
21. Peter Alexander
Peter Alexander is a nightwear, loungewear and giftware brand. Peter Alexander is part of The Just Group whose portfolio includes Jay-Jays, Portmans and Dotti. Click here for Christmas jobs at Peter Alexander.
Portmans is a womenswear chain for metropolitan girls. Portmans is another part of The Just Group (Jay-Jays, Peter Alexander, Dotti, etc). Have a look at available Christmas jobs at Portmans.
Puma is a German international athletic and casual footwear company. The Seek Puma jobs board is the best way to find Puma Christmas casual jobs.
25. Scentre Group
Scentre Group is a shopping centre company operating under the Westfield group in Australia and New Zealand. The Scentre website has a list of available opportunities.
26. Seed Heritage
Established in 2000, Seed Heritage is a women’s wear boutique. See the Seed Heritage jobs site and filter 'Job Type' by 'Christmas Casual' to see a list of roles.
27. Shoes & Sox
Shoes & Sox is a kids footwear retailer. Shoes & Sox is part of Brand Collective whose portfolio includes Superdry, Volley and Julis Marlow. The Brand Collective Current Opportunities board has a list of all the currently available positions.
Smiggle is an Australian-based retail store chain that sells stationery and related accessories. Smiggle is also part of The Just Group whose portfolio includes Jay-Jays, Portmans and Peter Alexander. Here is a list of the Christmas jobs at Smiggle.
Sportsgirl is an Australian women's clothing chain. Sportsgirl is owned and operated by the Sussan Retail Group. Check out The Sportsgirl Get a Job page for what they are looking for and the Careers Page for a listing of all the Christmas casual jobs.
Supré is an Australian women’s wear retail chain. Supré is part of the global Cotton On Group whoses portfolio includes Cotton On, Factorie, Rubi. Again, just do a keyword search for “Christmas” on the Cotton On job board for a list of what is available.
Sussan is a women's fashion retailer, owned and operated by the Sussan Group in Australia, who also own and operate Sportsgirl and Suzanne Grae. Have a look through the Christmas Casual jobs available at Sussan.
32. Sunglass Hut
Sunglass Hut is an international retailer of sunglasses. Sunglass Hut is part of the global eyewear company Luxottica Group. You can check the The Sunglass Hut Careers page to see what is available.
33. The Daily Edited
The Daily Edited is an Australian accessories brand that offers customisation options for accessories ranging from handbags to stationary. Their profile on Seek has their christmas casual jobs listed for Sydney and Melbourne. They have multiple stores in both states that are looking to hire retail assistants for the Christmas period.
34. Tree of life
Tree of Life is an environmentally friendly retail store. The Tree of Life website has all the Christmas casual jobs listed by store suburb and position.
Trenery is a retail store that sells in style womenswear, menswear and accessories. Trenery is also part of The Country Road Group. Check out the Country Road Group website and filter your search by the brand “Trenery” to see what's available.
Typo is a stationary and gift brand. Typo is also part of the global Cotton On Group whose portfolio includes retail stores such as Supré, Cotton On, Factorie and Rubi. Have a look at the Typo Jobs page for a list of available jobs. If you are successful you'll also get a fifty per cent discount on their products!
Uniqlo is a Japanese casual wear designer, manufacturer and retailer. Uniqlo is a part of the Japanese holding company Fast Retailing, whose portfolio includes GU, Theory Plst and J Brand. The Seek Uniqlo jobs board is the best place to find a list of Christmas Casual jobs.
Witchery is an Australian-based retail store that sells women's and children's clothing, shoes and accessories. Witchery is also part of the Country Road Group so check out the Country Road Group website and filter your search by the brand “Witchery” to see what's available.
Tea Too commonly known as T2 specializes in a range of loose leaf tea, herbal tea and teawares. The T2 website has a list of asvailable positions.
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