Time off work, daytime movies, and over-indulging in mulled wine…it hardly seems like the Christmas period is the right time to roll up your sleeves and job search. But if you’re committed to the cause and use your time wisely, there are actually several benefits to job-hunting during the holidays.
There’s Less Competition
Since most people don’t see the festive period as a time to scroll through job sites and pen cover letters, it means there are fewer people applying for vacancies around this time of year. Use that to your advantage – you’re more likely to get an interview with fewer people vying for the same role.
Recruiters Have Sales Targets
Recruiters have sale targets at all times of the year, and Christmas is no different. In fact, as the year winds down and business gets quieter, you’ll delight a recruiter by contacting them for a role you're ideal for. Not only will they revel in the fact that they got to offer you a fantastic opportunity, but also they'll be able to meet their sales targets by the end of the year. It's a win-win. Scroll through our vacancies and have a chat with one of our friendly recruiters if you see a role that you think you’d be perfect for.
You Can Use The Extra Time For A Professional Revamp
Use your down time as an excuse to run a fine comb through your personal brand and pluck out any out-dated info or inconsistencies. Being able to carefully go through your CV and breathe new life into it will set you apart from the crowd at a time of year when there’s less competition anyway. Examine your social profiles and especially your LinkedIn, to make sure that your professional presence is as impressive as it can be.
It’ll Save Time In 2019
Making connections with recruiters and hiring managers at the end of the year will reap its rewards in 2019. Even if you’re reaching out to a company that doesn’t currently have vacancies for the role you’re looking for, they may well do in the near future, and they’re more likely to consider you for an interview if you’ve already connected.
There Are Heaps Of Networking Opportunities
With Christmas parties and events galore, December is a great time for networking. Research upcoming events near you and head along for a cocktail and a chat with like-minded people. Since most folks are more relaxed at this time of year, gearing up for the holidays, it’s a no-pressure way of getting to know companies you admire and putting yourself on the map.
Looking for a particular role for 2019? Chat to us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, or check out our current vacancies.