Finding seasonal jobs

Seasonal jobs aren't hard to find, but they can be hard to get. It's best to line up a seasonal job in advance. The best way to do that is to contact known employers, and find out how they operate their hiring process. Hiring takes place in the months prior to the season, and there's usually a lot of competition.

Hiring practices vary, depending on the industry.

Agriculture

Fruit growers and wine distributors are pretty typical of the agricultural sector's seasonal jobs. They have regular hiring for harvest before their crops' seasons. They advertise in national papers and job boards. These job can be advertised as 'casual' so you need to search 'seasonal jobs' or specific job types like 'fruit pickers.'

The actual hiring process for agricultural seasonal jobs can be 'first come, first served.' It's not usually a selection process in the same sense as a normal job application. The only real job criterion is that you can do the work efficiently. Growers require a certain amount of fruit or vegetables to be harvested, and that's the basis of employment and payment.

Tourism and other industries

The tourism industry is the biggest seasonal employer, and is a guide to other non-agricultural seasonal employers like the fishing, leisure, and sports industries. Tourism has a huge range of seasonal jobs, across the entire job spectrum. You'll need to check with your preferred tourist resort operators about their seasonal work hiring practices. Always make sure you get your applications submitted in the required time frames.

Note: Requirements across industries may vary slightly, but these jobs are obtained through normal job application processes, in nearly all cases, except day labor and casual labor.