Summer jobs are more than extra cash!

Working as a Christmas casual over summer is a great way to boost your bank account.

But it's also much more than that.

Boost your CV, boost your experience

Working as a Christmas casual is also a great way to add experience on your CV. Don't make the rookie mistake of thinking that these jobs don't count.

They do!

They will improve your prospects for full time work later in your career.

Here are some of the skills a summer job shows future employers you now have:

  • You are reliable,
  • Can work in a team,
  • Can solve problems,
  • Know how to act in a work place,
  • Good communications skills

Make sure that at the send of the summer you have a great relationship with your manager.

Ask them for a written reference or ask if they will be your referee for future jobs.

Jump the queue and get a role year-round

Many employers won't tell you this, but they often use the summer to test out who they will offer year-round roles too.

If you want a more permanent job, make the effort to work hard as a Christmas casual and always ask if there's more work available.


If you are an employer, listing on this site is free.

We have a huge, energetic, national talent base of young people ready to work hard over summer.

Who owns Summerjobs.com.au?

The site is owned by Student Services Australia Pty Limited.

We have a 25 year history of providing useful services to young people.

Check out our other sites:

StudentVIP alone has over 500,000 current university students as members.

We promote Summerjobs.com.au to these members. That's a massive audience of potential future employees.

Student Services Australia also runs other specialist job websites

If you are looking for work close to where you live, check out jobsnearme.com.au.

If you are interested in internships for uni students, visit studentinternships.com.au.


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