Christmas is over, what’s next?

A three-day mini job finding campaign to end the year with a bang!

Now that Christmas is over you can slack off like everyone else, right? Wrong! Smart and successful job hunters and salespeople won’t be taking a breather. They’ll be working job finding and selling campaigns from Monday through Thursday.

Just because the last few days of the year are quieter, it doesn’t mean no hiring or interviewing is going on. Not everyone is sipping Pina Colada’s by the ocean. They’ll be in the office hoping to take advantage of a quiet week in order to catch up. This means there will be lots of decision makers who will be open to hearing from you and meeting with you.

You’ll recall the coaching in a previous post, Holiday Hunting, that the best time to make contacts and to interview is between November and early January. Why? Companies are preparing budgets for January when there’s traditionally more hiring. That’s why you shouldn’t wait until the first of the year to resume job hunting. Starting tomorrow—Monday—try to catch some decision makers while they’re still making hiring plans for 2016.

To this end you can call people with whom you’re following up. You should include hot leads plus recruiters with whom you have a relationship. Also, connect with HR people you know because they’re in a position to give you a heads-up about hiring plans for the coming year. Or they might have a job on the horizon for which you can interview.

You can also use some of the time to get short-term coaching on how to apply proven search strategies to your job finding campaign, to the job you’ll land as a result, and to the many hassles encountered throughout your career in my new book—“Your One-Minute Job Finding Coach.” Click here to learn more about this unique book and how it can help you land a job sooner and make money faster as a result.

Copyright ©2015 by Ransom (Randy) Place

About the Author

RANDY PLACE IS A JOB-FINDING and executive coach, writer on career topics, broadcaster, and host of For twenty-three years, he helped thousands of employees who had been let go from JPMorgan Chase find jobs. And he coached executives at CBS Television, Pitney Bowes, and major outplacement firms in New York on job-finding techniques, communications skills, and selling strategies. An accomplished seminar leader and speaker, Randy has designed and presented workshops on interviewing, telephoning techniques, job-search writing, and sales training nationwide. Randy's groundbreaking nationally syndicated radio series, Your Career Service, has been heard on over two hundred radio stations across the United States. And his articles on career topics have appeared in the Wall Street Journal's National Business Employment Weekly. A former broadcast journalist in New York, he has also been a commercial spokesperson for an array of national and regional advertisers. In addition, Randy was a sales executive at NBC Radio and the New York City sales manager for syndication at Wolper Productions. He holds a Bachelor's in Sociology and Broadcasting from Syracuse University, and a Master's in Journalism from New York University.