Christmas jobs – starting looking now

Christmas jobs — whether you’re self-employed or working for someone else, it’s not unusual to pick up a seasonal job over the holidays. But, if a "Christmas job" is on your holiday wishlist, start looking now. The best jobs go fast and, with the current economy, employers may be a bit choosier than we’ve seen in recent years.

Why get a Christmas job?

Many people opt for seasonal jobs, since they get discounts. Still others want to soften the blow of holiday bills or pay down existing debts. I know many consultants who pick up second jobs as a way of managing fluctuations in earnings, since there tends to be a bit less consulting work in the last couple of weeks of December, at least here in my part of the world.