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We’re coming up to the end of the year, so now is the perfect time to start looking for a job for the holiday season.
Last year we compiled a handy list of 40 places looking to hire Christmas casuals right now. We’ve updated the list with new jobs for the 2019 holiday season.
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.
Founded in 1910, Chanel is a French luxury fashion house, with haute couture at its core. Chanel pride themselves on their commitment to excellent service, quality and style. They’re currently looking for consultants with an eye for fashion and beauty. Here is a list of the Christmas casual jobs at Chanel.
Colette is an accessories, handbag and jewellery store founded in 2010. The Colette website has all the casual jobs listed by position, work type, location and availability date.
Converse is an American shoe store recognized around the world. They are currently looking to hire Christmas casuals who have a commitment to customer service to help them spread their iconic canvas sneakers around Australia. Express your interest in working at Converse on the Converse website.
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.
7. Country Road
Country Road is an Australian fashion retailer who is a part of the Country Road Group which also owns Mimco, Trenery, Witchery and Politix. If you are fashion forward and want to work in retail the Country Road Group has all the casual jobs listed by suburb and position.
Dotti is a fashionable clothing retailer 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 location.
General Pants Co is an Australian Fashion retailer challenging the norm when it comes to style. You can find all the General Pants jobs available listed by store, suburb and position.
13. Harris Farm
Harris Farm launched in 1971 and is now Australia’s largest independent supermarket chain. They take pride in providing customers with high quality fresh food and the highest level of customer service. Check out positions on the Harris Farm careers site.
Harrold’s is an Australian luxury department store, founded in 1985. Harrold’s prides itself on being home to the world’s finest fashion collection. If you’re effortlessly fashionable, they’re looking for retail style assistants to join the Harrold’s family now.
15. Hugo Boss
Hugo Boss is a German Luxury Fashion house. Selling everything from suits to perfume to cufflinks and even socks! They’re hiring a small army of Christmas casual consultants to help them through the end of year season. Pop over to the Hugo Boss Seek Website to have a look at all the positions!
16. Hype DC
Hype DC is Australia’s leading sneaker retailer. Founded almost 20 years ago, Hype DC provides customers with a curated selection of sneakers from around the globe. Hype specialises in premium, limited and exclusive sneakers. Hype DC is part of the Accent Group - you can find Christmas casual jobs at the Accent Group here.
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.
Lovisa is an on trend Jewellery store. The Lovisa careers site has all the Christmas casual jobs for Lovisa listed by position and location. Just search “Christmas” in the keyword field.
MECCA is an Australian beauty cosmetics company. Check out the MECCA jobs website to see available positions.
20. Mr & Mrs Jones
Mr and Mrs Jones is a giftware store (which means they’re super busy over Christmas time!), helping bring cheer across Australia. They’re currently looking for Christmas casuals who take pride in helping customers find the right gifts for family and friends. Jump onto the Mr & Mrs Jones website to have a look at all the jobs available now.
Munro is a family run footwear store founded in 1962. Munro is apart of the Munro Footwear Group whose portfolio includes Midas, Mollini, Django and Juliette, Diana Ferrari and Colorado. Do a keyword search for “Christmas” on the Munro job board for a list of positions.
Are you a coffee lover, who can't go a day without drinking coffee? Then working at Nespresso is the perfect job for you. Nespresso are looking for vibrant in store ambassadors. The Nespresso Seek website has a list of available opportunities.
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.
27. 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.
28. 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.
Sheridan is an iconic Australian homewares company that’s famous for their luxuriously soft bed sheets and unbeatable stocking-stuffer decor collection. They’re after some Christmas casuals to help them out so have a look through their job website to see if there is a position open near you.
30. 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.
33. Sunglass Hut
Sunglass Hut is an international retailer of sunglasses part of the global eyewear company Luxottica Group who stocks pretty much all the eyewear in the world. You can check The Sunglass Hut Seek page to see what is available for this Christmas period.
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 here.
Target is an Australian fashion retailer that is focussed on providing families with affordable and stylish products. Target is part of the Wesfarmers Group. To apply for a Christmas casual position you need to register on the Target website.
36. 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.
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!
T2 specializes in a range of loose-leaf tea, herbal tea and tea wares. The T2 website has a list of available positions.
Uniqlo is a Japanese casual wear designer, manufacturer and retailer. Uniqlo is a part of the Japanese holding company Fast Retailing, whose portfolio included GU, Theory Plst and J Brand. The Seek Uniqlo jobs board is the best place to find a list of the Christmas casual positions available now!
Witchery is an Australian-based retail store that sells women's and children's clothing, shoes and accessories. Check out their job listing here.
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