Many job seekers see the holidays as a time to take a break and wait for the start of yet another year. However, this may result in missed opportunities. Many job hunters falsely believe that no one is interviewing during November and December, but employers are still hiring during this time of year.
Below are some of the top reasons why searching for a new job during the holiday season is a strategic decision that can pay off in the long run.
There’s Less Competition
Many people incorrectly assume that the holidays are a slower time for hiring and decide to take a break from their search instead of being steadfast in their commitment to finding a new opportunity. With less competition, now is the perfect time to look for a new job, since many companies need the manpower of a full staff to kick the new year off on strong footing.
It’s a Perfect Time to Make Connections, and Re-establish Old Ones
The holiday season is a great time to make new connections with potential employers and key people who can point you in the right direction. Many employment agencies recommend using the holidays as a conversation starter—talking points include surviving the holiday rush, the holiday crowds, and job opportunities for the new year. The holidays also offer a perfect opportunity to rekindle lines of communication with people who can help you in your job search, such as old bosses, former co-workers and even old classmates in college.
The Holidays Can Be a Great Time to Start a New Career Path
As the new year approaches, many people are considering their resolutions and the changes they want to make in the coming year. If you’re considering a change in your career, this can be a great time to evaluate your career objectives and strategic goals to help you accomplish these plans.
The bottom line? Don’t make the mistake of temporarily putting your job search on hold. While everyone else is shopping for presents, there’s no better time for you to keep your ear to the ground and your commitment to finding a new job opportunity alive.
At Queen Consulting Group, our staffing experts are committed to making connections between job seekers and employers, ensuring that there is a great fit for both parties when the final job offer is accepted. Reach out to our experienced recruiting team to learn more about how we can help you!