Keep your job search active during the festive period. But balance job searching with time for relaxation and celebration during the festive season. It’s essential to stay proactive but taking care of your well-being is equally important.

Don’t let up
Contrary to the misconception that hiring slows down during the holidays, many companies continue to recruit throughout the year. Budget considerations may prompt some organisations to hire before the end of the fiscal year.

Some job seekers might pause their job searching during the holiday season, assuming that companies are not actively hiring. This can work to your advantage, as there may be fewer applicants for the positions you are interested in.

If fewer people are actively job searching during the holidays, your online presence may have a higher chance of attracting attention. Recruiters and hiring managers may have more time to review resumes and applications.

Holiday gatherings, both in-person and virtual, provide excellent opportunities for networking and job search. Attend industry events, company parties, or online networking sessions to connect with professionals in your field. Catch up with people from previous companies and make new contacts where you can.

Some may take time off during the holidays but others may have a more flexible schedule. This could increase your chances of getting in touch with decision-makers, as they may be more accessible for informational interviews or discussion, which will add your job search.

Be positive
Continuing your job searching during the festive period demonstrates your commitment and proactive attitude toward your career. It sends a positive signal to potential employers about your dedication and work ethic.

By actively searching for opportunities during the holiday season, you position yourself well for potential openings in the New Year. Maintaining momentum in your job search can be crucial. Rather than losing momentum over the holidays, staying active, energetic and focus on future.

Forward momentum
This the season to be jolly! In the lead up to the Christmas festivities many people are feeling a little happier, friendlier and perhaps more generous, if you make a good impression, this could work in your favour.

So, keep updating your CV, attend all the networking events you, check potential employer’s social media accounts, and job search using LinkedIn and online platforms and agencies.
Businesses don’t come to a halt stop because it’s Christmas.

Resist the temptation to stop the job search completely over Christmas and New Year and maintain momentum.

Liz Sebag-Montefiore

Liz Sebag-Montefiore is a Co-Founder and Director of 10Eighty. With over 15 years of business experience, I have an extensive and impressive blue chip client base. I have worked with numerous firms working in partnership with the client to understand their needs. My current role involves managing relationships with clients, developing new business, and coaching individuals in their career. I really enjoy meeting new people and have strong client relationship and networking skills. I am passionate about coaching as a means to motivate individual performance and believe that proactive career coaching will set direction, bolster employee engagement and self-confidence.


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