– More access to hiring managers – As many gatekeepers are on vacation, your odds of reaching the decision makers increase. Many executives actually answer their own phones when their assistants are out of the office.
– Less Competition – While other jobseekers take a break from their job search, you will have less competition for open positions.
– New Year Hiring – Many companies are hiring now for positions to begin early next year.
– Informational Interviews – During the slower pace of the holidays, hiring managers and decision makers may have more flexibility in their schedule for informational interviews.
Consider every human interaction a networking opportunity. Holiday parties can provide face-to-face contact with people outside your usual circle of influence. Always be prepared to articulate your unique value and describe the type of opportunity you are seeking. You never know who might know someone who has a job for which you would be perfect. People can’t help you if they don’t know that you are in a job search. Use holiday cards as a way to reconnect with past clients and colleagues. Keep going now, and you just might have a new job to start off the new year.
An inspirational Career Coach, Resume Expert and Certified MBTI Practitioner, Trish Thomas has been helping people develop the tools, strategies and confidence to build satisfying careers since 2009. She helps her clients gain the competitive edge and guides them through the job search process to make it less overwhelming and more successful. Contact Trish today to see how she can help you achieve your career goals. (860) 658-6480 or email@example.com. Discover your EDGE.