Christmas is just around the corner, and many of my clients who are looking for a new job ask me “Should I stop looking for a job during this period or should I keep looking?”
Of course Christmas and the holiday period is a wonderful time to take a break, relax and enjoy your family and friends, and hiring traditionally slows down at this time of year. However, the hiring process has not completely ground to a halt! Hiring is still happening!
Companies are looking to fill not just seasonal positions, but for some companies the hiring budgets will reset before January 1 and they will already be thinking about ramping things up in the New Year.
So you could, but you don’t have to, take a leave pass for the holidays. You could, and again you don’t have to, keep the momentum going. The most important thing to remember is to use your time and focus your efforts on reaping the highest benefit. For some, taking a well-deserved break will be just what’s required to put you in the right frame of mind to hit the jobs search process again in the New Year. For others who prefer to keep going, what are the activities you could focus on at this time of year that are most likely to bring you the most return?
5 Reasons to Keep up Your Job Search Activities in the Lead up to Christmas
5 More Things that You Can Do Over the Christmas Period
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So there is plenty you can do in the lead up to the holiday period and also during the holidays if you wish to keep the momentum going in your job search. The choice is yours. I look forward to hearing what your plans are and also what is working for you. Email me with your comments and suggestions to: firstname.lastname@example.org