The holidays are upon us, and this is the perfect time to be out there looking for a new job. If you’re going to do it, do it now!
December is not just one of the most wonderful times of the year, but also one of the most important times of the year for job seekers.
In fact, according to LinkedIn, December is actually considered by many to be among the best times of the year to seek employment. And why not? It’s a perfect time to look for a new job when things are slow at work and you have more free time on your hands. But before you start applying for jobs, here are the reasons why you should keep applying for jobs this holiday season!
- Companies Can Relieve Burnout
So why is this the best time to apply? Well, it turns out that companies are always looking for new employees, but they tend to get really busy during this time of year—after all, it’s December!
They’re still getting their holiday orders ready, and they want to make sure all their employees are covered for the holidays so they can focus on their families instead of having to worry about whether or not they’ll have enough staff on hand. So what happens? They start hiring! And that means now!
Here at The Job Shoppe, we’re lucky enough to be able to offer some amazing opportunities in December, so if you’re thinking about looking for a new job, it might be worth checking us out right now before our hiring season ends!
- Preparation for January
You might want to rethink waiting until the new year to start looking for work. January is typically a very busy month for many businesses, making it difficult for managers to schedule interviews and new hire orientations.
Teams may find it easier to think about hiring for the coming year toward the end of the year, especially in the weeks leading up to the holiday break. In light of this, now is a great time to start making contact with potential employers and submitting your resume.
Numerous businesses prefer to hire new employees following a well-thought-out procedure that guarantees they find the best possible candidate the first time around. A well-organized induction plan can be used to guide training, ensuring that new hires are quickly and efficiently brought up to speed.
Getting hired will give you time to get up to speed on company procedures and policies before having to join the ranks of the working population in January.
Applying now, instead of waiting until the new year, can help you get hired much more quickly. Less people will apply, and the hiring manager’s schedule will be less cluttered, allowing for more convenient scheduling of interviews.
- Getting Ahead of the Competition
So, you’re thinking about looking for a new job this January.
Well, you might as well just give up right now. Because your resume is going to be lost in the pile of other applicants’ resumes in a hiring manager’s office if you wait until January to start looking for work.
It’s not personal; it’s just math. There will be thousands of other people applying for jobs in January, and that means your resume is going to end up buried beneath a mountain of paper unless you do something about it.
Take advantage of the misconception that businesses stop hiring around the holidays. Do not wait until January to begin your job search; get started right away. When there are fewer people applying for a job, your application has a better chance of standing out from the crowd and getting you hired faster. Make an outstanding resume and cover letter, and start applying for jobs immediately.
- Best Time to Get Networks of Employers
It is safe to say that after the summer months, December is the next most popular time to take time off. Even though you might be tempted to do the same, if you are truly committed to finding work, you will wait until the new year to start contacting companies, filling out applications, and polishing your resume.
This does not mean that you should not be looking for work at all over these holidays; however, it does mean that you should focus on making sure that when January comes around, your resume is ready for employers’ eyes.
Hiring managers have more time to respond to emails and phone calls now that so many workers are on vacation. They are also in a better position to analyze your resume thoroughly. Contact the hiring managers who are in charge of filling the positions for which you have applied. You will have a much better chance of getting a response, as well as a decent possibility that your boldness will be recognized and appreciated.
The best way to do this is by spending time now creating a list of potential employers who may hire someone with your skillset, identifying what their needs may be in terms of hiring someone like you, and then starting to create content aimed at those companies that will demonstrate how well suited you are for their position(s).
Start Applying Now
Companies are still actively seeking new employees as they prepare for the year 2023. You can get a leg up on the competition by visiting The Job Shoppe right now to search for jobs, updating your resume, and attending networking events where potential employers will be present.