Best Seasonal Holiday Jobs

The holidays are here, and many people will be looking for the best seasonal holiday jobs. The retail industry experiences an increase in the demand for part-time staff. Restaurants and hotels do too. If you’re looking for seasonal holiday jobs, here’s what you should do.

find the the best seasonal holiday jobs
Get a seasonal holiday job at a retail store.
  1. Create a CV

A professional CV is critical for anyone looking for a job. Include your work experience and skills in this document. Choose a format that’s clear and neat. Always check your CV for spelling and grammar mistakes. Keep your CV updated with your latest experience and any new accomplishments. As a job seeker, you can Register your CV free to showcase your talent and be found by recruiters hiring on freerecruit.

  1. Look for employment

The holidays are the perfect time to find a part-time position. Catering and retail industries need extra staff. The hospitality industry is looking for casual staff too. Job searching requires time and dedication. Set time aside each day for your job search. Search our online job site for all the current hospitality jobs.

Hotels and restaurant seasonal jobs
Hotels and restaurants usually have vacancies over the holiday period. Freerecruit is a free online recruitment site for employers to post job vacancies.
  1. Be interview ready

If you manage to secure a job interview, you must put your best foot forward. This part of the recruitment process will give you a chance to make a good first impression on your prospective employer. You will probably be asked to talk about your strengths and weaknesses. You will be questioned about why you want to work for the company and why you’re a good fit. Prepare your answers ahead of time. Make sure you look neat and are dressed well. Always arrive early. Getting to the interview 15 – 20 minutes before the time will help you settle and relax before the meeting.

  1. Apply early

Don’t wait until the holidays to start applying for part-time jobs. Most employers do the majority of their hiring before the busy holiday period starts. Start sending in applications now so that you have a better chance of being hired. Set up job alerts to be notified of any new employment opportunities and be the first to apply.

  1. You must be flexible

Holiday jobs usually come with a variety of working hours. You’re more likely to find employment if you’re willing to work outside regular business hours. These could include night or weekend shifts.

There are many different types of holiday jobs. Here are some that you could apply for:

  • Waiter/waitress/runner
  • Teller
  • Packer
  • House sitter/ Dog sitter
  • Retail or sales assistant
  • Delivery driver
  • Sales assistant
  • Promoters
  • Call centre agent
  • Factory worker
  • Cleaner
  • Stock taker
  • Data capturer
  • Customer care representative
  • Au pair/babysitter
  • Receptionist

Now is the time to apply. is a free online recruitment site for employers to post job vacancies and for job seekers to find the best jobs in South Africa. Go to to see what vacancies might suit you. Sign up for our job alerts and you’ll be the first to know of any new positions that become available. As a job seeker, you can also Register your CV free to showcase your talent and be found by recruiters hiring.

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