Job Search Tips – 6 Little Known Reasons Why You Can Get Hired During the Holidays

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Job seekers and corporate recruiters often say the holidays are slow for hiring, but don’t believe it. As a former search firm recruiter what became evident during this time was getting hired throughout the holiday months of November and December was actually very feasible and often close to the top billing months of the year December Global Holidays. It can be a great time to land that job and it is recommended to keep your job search going throughout the holidays.

You might discover that jobs open in November and December were often business-critical functions within the organization and, therefore, companies hired quickly when a close-to-the-right candidate surfaced. If the position was not pivotal, then the company would have hired in January, if they could.

Candidates who are suitable for open jobs during this time have a greater chance of getting hired since many of their competing candidates postpone the search until January-candidates still in the job search game are up against less competition in November and December.

With holiday parties and “thank you to our vendor/client” events, it is an exceptional time for candidates to network without actually looking like they are job hunting. Additionally, because business for some industries could be slower during this period, this time is ripe for being able to dart out for an interview without raising eyebrows.

Companies that have a strategic plan to hiring tend to want to seek out talent in December, since it is a down time for many US-based organizations. Reactive companies may sit out on the side lines until their next opening comes around in the New Year, but better quality companies take action during December to court the best people to add to their ranks.

If a US-based candidate is targeting a global company that organization may not slow down during US holiday periods. Keep in mind that every culture may not celebrate a holiday during November or December. So if international assignments are what a candidate is seeking, whether the candidate is US-based on not, stepping up the search during this time can improve the odds of landing a global role.

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