The Christmas shopping season will be here soon and now is the time to start looking for Christmas jobs in 2010. It may seem early being that it is only the beginning of October now, but you should have learned that you need to be one of the first ones out their hunting to get a better chance of finding employers that need help.
There will be lots of jobs for 17 year olds this Christmas and one of the best places to start looking is SnagAJob.com. They are the biggest online job site that specializes in exactly what you want: jobs that are part time and pay by the hour.
You should start your job search by looking through Snagajob to see what companies are hiring and what is available. However, you should also conduct your own job search by going from store to store, restaurant to restaurant, or where ever you want to work and personally asking about Christmas jobs. Start out by going to the places you want to work the most and ask for a manager. Ask him or her whether they are hiring or will be hiring for the Christmas season.
Going in person this early shows any manager that you are serious about finding a job and that you are thinking ahead. You should even have a resume with you to give them if you have one so that they don't forget you. While you might not be hired on your first visit, it is a great idea to go to as many places as you can and put "feelers" out. Find out whether they will be hiring, when they will be hiring, and what you need to do to apply and get accepted.
The more work you do now upfront before the job rush starts, the more chances you will have of getting hired somewhere. You know that there will be a lot of teens and adults out looking for jobs this holiday season. It is up to you to do your best to beat the crowd and get in early to secure your Christmas job in 2010.