It’s the holiday season, and that’s the wrong time to look for a new job, right? No one is at work, people are thinking of other things, and a job search just won’t be successful.
Nothing could be farther from the truth!
FACT: Because things tend to slow down during this period, decision makers that were previously unavailable may have time to meet with you. Additionally, the end of the year is when organizations part ways with employees who failed to perform, making room for new employees with more promise. In a word… You.
This season is filled with social activities such as company and customer appreciation parties. These gatherings provide the perfect opportunity to reconnect with people that you haven’t seen in a while, or to expand your contacts through networking with people who will likely have roles to fill early in the new year. Also, because other people have suspended their job search during the holidays, there isn’t as much competition.
Organized companies have completed their budgets for 2016, and are either hiring now or are making plans to hire early in the new year. Don’t lose momentum or focus. Now is the perfect time to charge ahead full steam!