…Dreaming of a financially profitable Christmas?
Despite what various major department stores (who will go nameless) would have you believe, Christmas is still a long way off. If you’re looking to boost seasonal cash levels with a Christmas job, however, it’s already time to start getting your application in. In fact, trends from the JobisJob database shows that the most common period for publishing Christmas job offers on our site runs from week forty to week forty-eight – that is, October and November. You’ll have the greatest selection of jobs to choose from during this time.
Convinced? Here’s a guide to UK labour market trends and what you should be looking for during Christmas 2013, and where you’re likely to find it. If you’d like to see this information in a more visual format, why not check out our Christmas jobs infographic?
“All I want for Christmas 2013 is… a new job!”
Top Christmas categories
Top sectors hiring over Christmas for the last three years have included the following:
- Retail (40%)
- Sales (34%)
- Customer service (9%)
- Logistics/Distribution (5%)
- Hospitality/Catering (4%)
Unsurprising, perhaps, but what may come as a shock is the extent to which related professions of retail, sales and customer service occupy the top spots, with 84% of total Christmas positions included in these categories.
Top Christmas job titles
The most frequently-published job titles for seasonal Christmas posts contain festive keywords such as:
- “Sales and marketing, start immediately”
- “Temporary Christmas sales”
- “Christmas processing post person”
- “Part-time Christmas temp merchandisers”
- “Sales and customer service Christmas roles”
As we can see, these go well-in-line with the “top sectors” listed above.
Christmas jobseeker searches
Some of the most common things potential employees are looking for on our website are:
- “Temporary Christmas/Christmas temp/Part-time Christmas”
- “Retail Christmas/Christmas retail assistant/Christmas assistants”
- “Mail Christmas”
Also recurring in the most frequently-published job titles, it seems that working for the Christmas post is also a popular choice amongst seasonal workers.
Top hiring companies over the Christmas period
Some of the most active companies in the UK in terms of Christmas jobs include:
- H. Samuel
- Great Grottos
- Royal Mail
- Ernest Jones
> Making them the UK’s number one Christmas employer, Boots has come first for Christmas jobs for the last three years running.
As well as the usual high-street favourites and the Royal Mail, if you’re willing to don the red-and-white suit it seems as though Santa really has been coming to town over previous years with the addition of Great Grottos (“UK leaders in grotto management”).
Top cities to work in this Christmas
London, unsurprisingly, is the best city to look for work in, with 8% of all Christmas job adverts. Next comes Manchester, with 5%, and Glasgow at 4% enjoys a disproportionately high share of Christmas posts.
Just for fun…
The most Christmas-spirit-filled job titles we found this year on JobisJob:
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Have you been good all year? With any luck, for Christmas 2013 you’ll find just what it was you always wanted under the tree: a new career.