Job-hunting during the Holidays is a once-a-year opportunity to meet people. That’s the word from retired career consultant Marilyn Clague who says the season to be jolly—including the period between Christmas and New Year’s Eve— is not the time to ease-off on your job search. “Yet lots of job-hunters think because everybody goes away over the Holidays, why bother?”
Clague contends it’s a mistake not to move forward with your job-search during the Christmas and Hanukkah season. “November through early January is traditionally the best time for making contacts and interviewing,” she says. That’s because companies are preparing for January when there’s traditionally more hiring.
Clague concedes the pace is a bit slower after Thanksgiving because some of your contacts will be out of town. “But those left behind often don’t have as many things to do, and might be quite happy to talk to you or have you stop by and visit,” says the counselor.
Budgets start in January. Therefore, November and December are the best times of the year for interviewing. When it comes to Holiday hunting, the career counselor sums it up this way: “Always remember the job-search is a job in itself. So you shouldn’t slack off.”
Not slacking off includes learning and applying those job finding techniques that can help you land a job quicker and make money sooner. You’ll find a multitude of game-changing techniques to help you launch and conduct a successful job-finding campaign in my book, Your One-Minute Job Finding Coach. If you know someone who is out there looking for work, give this book as a much appreciated Holiday gift.
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