Can you land a job during the holiday season?
A lot of job seekers feel that the last two months of the year are a difficult time to land a job because of the holidays. Really, this time of year is perfect for the career hunt.
Because of this general discouraged feeling on job searching during November and December, fewer candidates are looking at open positions. Also, it is more difficult to get schedules to mesh with limited calendar availability. As we all know, landing a job is purely a numbers game and fewer candidates means less competition. So keep your schedule wide open and see if you can squeeze in a few last minute interviews.
Also, the executives and decision makers that are in the office during this time are more available than usual since they’re not stuck in meeting with their peers. This opens the door up for you to reach out to them directly (their assistants may be out, too).
With the end of the year drawing near, many companies are up against the wall to meet 2006 goals. This may be the perfect opportunity for you to consult with a company that you admire.
Budgeting season typically lands at this time. Once you’ve gotten your foot in the door and proven yourself, the perfect career opportunity may open up. And the boss can budget some money in 2007 to fund your position.
Check out this article, Holiday Job Searching - Don’t Believe the Myths for more ideas on propelling your career search as the year winds down.
Posted by Christy H.