December is here, the most wonderful time of the year.
With the festivities approaching, have you given up on your job search? Or are you thinking of holding off until January? Just because the temperatures have cooled down, doesn’t mean you should also cool down your job search. December can actually be a great time of year for job seekers, and if you stop your job search now, you’ll likely be missing out on some of those opportunities. So light a fire, grab a blanket, fill a cuppa, get your laptop, and get comfy; it’s time to start doing some December job searching.
Finding a job or transitioning to a new job can be a difficult thing, but if you ignore the potential to find a job in December, your job search may end up dragging out much longer than you’d hoped. So why not continue the search through December? There are lots of opportunities, and you don’t want to let the perfect job slip away because you have heard recruitment “slows down” in December. This is our 22nd year in business, we know what we are talking about 😉
Here are a few reasons why December is one of the best times of year to look for a job.
Much like the turkey leftovers from your Christmas dinner, leftover money in the company budget are too tempting for managers to let go to waste. Companies often have recruitment wish lists when it comes to positions they’d like to fill, but often those positions aren’t listed during the course of the year because it’s not clear whether there will be enough wiggle room in the budget to bring on a new hire.
As the year draws to a close, however, the money left over from the original budget becomes more clear. This allows companies to consider opening up those positions that may have been put on hold throughout the year, but which they previously were unsure they’d be able to afford.
Movers and Shakers
Surprisingly, many people choose to leave their jobs near the end of the year. Whether it’s waiting to receive their holiday bonus and then handing in their notice or not wanting to return to the same job in the new year, jobs that weren’t previously open may become open throughout December.
An unexpected employee departure can leave a company scrambling to fill the void. Positions like these are hot, and employers often look to fill these as soon as possible because by not doing so the company could already be on the back foot coming into 2020.
Go-Getters get Rewarded
While many job seekers give up and instead choose to use December as a time to relax and shrug off the worries of the year, it’s in your best interest to keep up the hard work because of what it says about you and your attitude. Applications to jobs in December tend to slow down so be some of the few candidates that continue the search.
Showing that you aren’t the type to become complacent and give up during the holiday season creates a positive impression in the minds of employers. Be sure to act on the side of caution though, you want to come across as eager and optimistic but not annoying or desperate. By connecting with our recruiters on your job search, we will ensure to get you answers without annoying your potential employers.
Be Proactive but not Hasty
The moral of the story is that it pays to continue your search well into and throughout the entire month of December. Employers are hiring during this time, and you can easily miss out by giving up. Be careful, however, not to jump on the first thing that comes along. If a job you’re offered in December isn’t the right fit, you don’t have to take it. Analyse the offering and determine whether the money, the role, and the company culture are the right fit for you.
Why wait to make the 2020 new year’s resolution of leaving that job you hate going to every day? Make that resolution now, search our jobs today.