Why Job Seekers Should Find a New Job in December
Most job seekers believe December is the worst time of the year to find the job of their dreams. The mindset that it is not easy to find work in an unstable economy can create doubts in your mind. After all, most organizations are preoccupied with Christmas parties and attending board meetings to think of strategies on how to improve business practices in the New Year.
The truth is December is an ideal time for human resources to search for top talent to hire to start work within the first few weeks of the New Year.
The Competition is Bleak
In December, most job seekers are on vacation, spend time planning Christmas activities or spend quality time with family. The last thought that comes to people’s minds is an urgency to find a job because of the misconception that the summer is the best time to search for work.
It gives you the advantage to update your resume with career development and activities you accomplished throughout the year. You can stand out amongst the other job seekers and be first in line for a job interview. In most cases, human resources understand that some hiring managers are out of the office and will invite you for an interview on their behalf to share the news about the meeting for consideration of a new position with the company.
New Year End Vacancies
It is normal for some employees to receive a year-end bonus and decide to quit to start a new job with another organization closer to the end of the year. It is a challenging experience for a human resources recruiter. However, you can turn this situation into an opportunity by applying for job opportunities in your field. In this type of scenario, recruiters are experiencing an urgency from their managers to fill a vacant position to help sustain employee productivity that results in the heavy workload completed by a new hire. Human resources departments work hard at this time to recruit millennials that can think outside the box with a winning attitude to be productive at work.
Networking at Holiday Parties
If you are a person that appreciates an in-person connection, attending multiple holiday parties in December for networking can help you to meet with human resources specialists and influential people that work for top organizations in your area. As your friends or colleagues entertain themselves, take the personal time to approach people you are introduced to and turn it into an opportunity to meet other professionals. Most people are friendly during this month and are open to meeting new people.
Temporary Work is Abundant
You may need a part time temporary job to pay for Christmas gifts, or an interest in paying off debt is a high priority. If you search job opportunities online, you will notice an increase of temporary assignments that often last between 6 months to a year. There are not-for-profit organizations that need help. It may not be work experience in your field to add to your resume, but it can be one to add in community involvement. You will be surprised who you can meet when you are having fun and helping the community at the same time.
We hope this blog inspires you to take a chance this season and start searching for the job you deserve. Imagine the feeling of finding a new job right before January begins. It will be more challenging for you to begin searching for work in January when most organizations have closed the budget on hiring until the next season. You can use this blog as inspiration and send it to people you know that need the motivation.
Have a Happy Holiday and good luck with your job search.
This guest post was authored by Makeda Waterman
Makeda Waterman is a professional writer with clips from CNBC Make It., Huffington Post, Glassdoor.com, Elite Daily, Fast Company, among others. She owns an online writing business and enjoys traveling in her spare time.