The holiday season is an excellent time to find gig work opportunities. Businesses tend to have additional needs, from the increase in holiday shoppers to a higher demand of inventory being sold. People also tend to take time off work during this time, to spend with family or to travel. This leaves certain tasks in the work force open, and this is where gig workers can be sure to pick up some additional cash during the holidays. Make sure you are prepared by following these two simple tips:

Start early
Companies as early as September are beginning to look for people to hire for the holiday season so get a jump on the competition and start looking early. And although this is only a temporary gig, make sure you are well prepared. Don’t blow through applications. Just because the work is only for a short duration that the person hiring you doesn’t have the same expectations they would when hiring a full-time staff.

Stand out
One way to do this is to allow yourself to be flexible. Being flexible and helping out where and when it is needed for the company will set you apart from others who have a set schedule of when they are available. You can also stand out by taking the time to present yourself in the best light possible. Dress to impress. Flaunt any skills or accomplishments you have within the same field.

An added bonus, seasonal gig work gives you the opportunity to build your resume! And create professional connections for the future.


Article by
Ava Collins
Content Writer and Researcher

Student award winner Ava Collins