Forbes: How to Get a Holiday Job
"But you don’t need to confine your search to gigantic corporate employers, says John Challenger, chief executive of Chicago-based outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas. If you’re a foody, consider that caterers and restaurants take on new staff over the holidays. If you’re a wine enthusiast, check to see whether your local bottle shop needs an extra clerk to handle holiday traffic. Or if you patronize a nearby store and know its merchandise and layout well, offer your services for the holidays and emphasize your familiarity with the inventory."