The holiday season is upon us and is often mistakenly thought of as a time to take a "break" from the job search or wait to start a job search. However, did you realize that the holidays offer a great window of opportunity to those in the midst of a job search? During the holiday season:
- Competition decreases: many people jump out of the job search because they believe in the holiday-slow down myth
- Business travel slows down: more decision makers are available for networking meetings/interviews
- Budgets: in some cases, positions not filled by the end of the year could be lost due to future budget cuts
- Improved networking opportunities: the festive holiday season offers many more opportunities to make new contacts and reconnect with old ones at holiday functions
In fact, in a recent article by Forbes magazine, the holiday season is cited as one of the best times of the year to start your search! (Read the full article: Use The Holiday Season To Find a Job, by Susan Adams)
So remember there is no time like the present!