Your client or the plaintiff will slow down job hunting during December and early January. They “know” that decision makers are away. They say, there are too many distractions for employers and job hunters. Isn’t it a better time to take a break and recharge? Well, the experts beg to differ.
Hiring DOES take place in December. Businesses don’t take a break. Contrary to popular opinion, the holidays are a good time of year to find a job. Employers don’t stop hiring just because it’s the holiday season. The holiday season is a perfect time of year to intensify the effort.
Here’s why
  1. Budget Requirements Must Be Met.  Many openings must be hired by year end to get fast start in January.
  2. Everyone Else is Lying Low. Fewer candidates means less resumes and applicants emailing and calling to follow-up equals more attention for the active applicant.
  3. Lots more Networking opportunities to mention a job search and for follow-up. ​
    • ​​Use holidays as an ice breaker to open conversations.
    • Reestablish connections with former coworkers, bosses, college roommates, buddies, neighbors, the soccer coach, recruiters.
  4. Recruiters Are Watching Out for Clients’ End-of-Year Hiring Needs and New Applicants.
  5. Seasonal work is abundant. This leads to new, unexpected connections. Plus, temporary jobs are an avenue to full-time employment.  And there is money to be earned to meet expenses.

Clients & Plaintiffs: Take advantage of the holidays in a job search. This is a unique opportunity to move a job search forward to get hired.

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