Winter is officially here, summer is far behind us and it won’t be long before Christmas trees start appearing, houses are lit with twinkling lights, the streets are filled with Christmas shoppers and as technology is on the rise, many of you will be doing your Christmas chores from the comfort of your own home. While Googleing your mince pie recipes or gift ideas for a loved one, you should think about including “Job Vacancies” into your search. Now is the time that companies across the nation start recruiting for the year ahead so why not get yourself a Christmas present in the form of a new role?
Even though company’s recruitment budgets have been set and will not be available until January, most Managers are keen to get a head start on the recruitment process and will be conducting interviews throughout December in order to secure new starts for the beginning of the new year. A recent survey revealed that job applications tend to slow down during the Christmas season more than job openings do which will work in favour of those who do apply (Just a hint).
There are also many other advantages to job hunting in the holiday season which are listed below for you to think about whilst sipping your mulled wine.
There’ll be less job seekers to compete with- As most job seeker activity will be slowing down around Christmas, you will have less competition and more chance of your application being noticed.
Your attitude will make you stand out- It will be hard to stay focussed on job hunting and connecting with recruiters while everyone around you is getting into the Christmas spirit but your commitment will not go unnoticed by potential employers. You will “Stand out” from the crowd
A great opportunity for networking- With the party season in full swing, it will be a great opportunity to rub shoulders with some old and new contacts at industry events and parties
Hiring Managers can be more flexible on interview arrangements- Hiring Managers are less likely to be travelling around the country around the holiday period so they will be more flexible on interview arrangements.