Christmas is going to be here before you know it and there will be a lot of part time jobs available during this holiday season. If you start looking right now, you will have a great chance of making connections that will lead to you getting hired somewhere.
It is never to early to begin hunting for a job and going to the places you might want to work. Most of the Christmas jobs will be in service or in retail so you might go to your local mall or college town where there are stores. Pick the ones that you would like to work in and talk to the hiring manager now. Even though it is unlikely they will hire you on the spot, it gives you a chance to see what the job situation will be and you will be making contact with the person who might hire you in a month or so.
Apart from physically going to the places you want to work, you can check out Snagajob which is the largest job site for part time jobs. This is the perfect website to find Christmas jobs in 2011 where you can browse all the jobs in your local area that are in customer service, retail, and restaurants. If you want to find something this holiday season, your best bet is to combine an online search with your offline search so that you have all your bases covered. Snagajob is the best place to go online and it is 100% free too.
Finally, if you have been looking for jobs for college students and unable to find one yet, you should put extra effort into your search right now. First of all, if you start hunting early for Christmas jobs, you certainly should be able to find one. But more importantly, you might first go around and ask the different places where you want jobs if any of them might be able to keep you on AFTER the Christmas season is over.
You might be able to find a job where you will have a good chance of keeping the job after the holiday season. Find a manager that will consider keeping you on throughout the year if you do a good job. That way, you might be able to turn your Christmas job into the regular part time job or full time job that you so far have been unable to find. It never hurts to ask around and to see what the various store owners say about your chances of being able to stay on with them all year. Good luck!