Don't Stop Your Job Search Over Holidays
With the holiday season approaching, most people are swamped with shopping, planning and simply surviving the commercial onslaught. It is widely believed that this is the worst time of year to look for a job because all hiring stops. However, some HR and recruitment experts point out that those who continue the search over the holidays often have the edge.
First, employers are really scrambling to replace employees who left and possibly hire replacements under the current year's budget. Second, those employers with plans for new programs, business expansion and the like will gladly interview likely candidates now so they can make decisions soon and be up and running early in the New Year.
Whether looking for a job across town or moving to an entirely new city, this is a good time to touch bases with a prospective employer and get at least a preliminary interview. A recent article in Career Journal discusses this entire strategy in more detail.