Are you sat on the computer right now, eager to dive into your ski season job application and get the ball rolling? Well, who can blame you! Working a ski season is a wonderful experience and being eager to apply is to be expected.
One big question that always comes up in forums and chat rooms is, when should you apply for ski season jobs?
This is a great question and sometimes depends on a few different variable. Working a season is a huge commitment and most of the resort jobs require individuals that know they are available for the full 3-4 month season.
If you are a student and are off during this time or if you are taking a career break then not a problem. If not you really need to figure out if you can commit to this time period before proceeding with your application.
If you know you will have this time off and are set on working a ski season then you should jump on your application as soon as possible! If you look at resorts in the northern hemisphere, most of them will operate from December to April/May, there will then be a brief down period while companies plan for the following season but then the recruitment process starts all over again.
Therefore you can get the application process started as early as June or July for the coming winter season. Remember the earlier you apply the more jobs that will be available. The longer you leave it before starting the process the more limited your chances might be of getting a job.
With this being said some individuals will not even both applying for a job before the winter and actually just arrive in the resort at the beginning of the season and go around the local businesses seeing if any of them are in need of additional help. This is often a good way to get a position as you will find that many people who have accepted opportunities earlier in the year actually have a change of heart so many businesses are left looking for last minute staff to fill the various positions they have available for the season.
Where should you apply for winter season jobs?
Well we might be a little biased but we would advise checking out our site on a regular basis. We have new seasonal jobs listed all the time and you can apply to work for multiple companies in different locations with just a few clicks of the mouse!
In addition to this we would recommend deciding the area you want to work and then do some research on what companies operate businesses in these locations and which ones are hiring for the ski season. Find out a little about the organization and then send them an email letting them know how much you want to work for their company.
The great thing about the internet is that you can gather so much information relatively easily, so use this to your advantage and do you research!
Good luck with your jobs search, we hope you land the perfect winter season job in the resort you always wanted to work in and that you have an amazing winter.
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