I found more Help Wanted / Now Hiring signs in the past month than I can remember that is why I have to encourage you to apply.
From Museums to Wineries people are hiring. It is not the kind of market where you get to name your rate but you can have a very flexible schedule.
Now that I have said that, if you want a Holiday job you are already late as I saw hiring events at OSH in the parking lot and heard announcements overhead in Ikea.
You can get a job but you will probably work 20 to 25 hours a week at $15 an hour. Yet you get your foot in the door and that will help you later.
I am not talking just retail there is office jobs too even in Palo Alto, see below
Office Assistant (part-time) (palo alto) hide this posti
employment type: part-time
Part Time Office Assistant in Palo Alto
Opportunity to join a small, successful interpreting business with flexible hours; ideal job for student or someone looking for a part-time job.
Schedule and confirm appointments via email and phone
Maintain up-to-date Google calendar
Invoice and other general office duties, as needed
Excellent communication skills, verbal and written
Proficient with MS and Google Documents
QuickBooks experience (min. 1+ years)
Proven success with managing multiple responsibilities in a fast-paced environment
Bilingual Spanish/English highly desirable
Partial or full College degree preferred
This job requires a commitment of 15-20 hours per week, M-F, mornings preferred. A flexible schedule could be arranged for the right candidate. Compensation is $18/hr or DOE. To be successful in this role, one will need to have great attention to detail, be ready to work on time, and excited to learn quickly.
To apply, please send an email with a cover letter explaining why you are looking for a part-time role with your resume attached in PDF.