Job seekers frequently put their job searches on hold during the Christmas season for a variety of reasons, including a desire to spend more time with family and friends, being preoccupied with Christmas celebrations, or believing that companies will not be hiring during this time. Companies, on the other hand, are still looking for new talent over the holidays, and you might be losing out if you put your job hunt on hold! That’s why we’re here to tell you why Christmas is a good time for job hunting.

BUSINESSES STILL HAVE BUDGETS TO SPEND ON RECRUITING

Rest assure this is just a myth, many publications claim that hiring funds will be gone by the end of the year, and that you should postpone your job search until the new year.

The fact is that heads of departments in any organisation will predict their recruiting goals for Christmas well in advance so that the Finance Director may approve the yearly budget for recruitment. Any hard-won recruiting budget must be used at the end of the year to assure a similar hiring budget for the next year.

However, recruiting does not always adhere to the well laid out strategy. Some hiring may take longer to find than others, and some hired applicants may not be the best match for the company. This means that towards the end of the year, there should still be plenty of funds available for new employees and recruiting managers on the search for new talent.

YOU CAN GRAB A TEMPORARY CONTRACT

Temporary positions throughout the Christmas holidays, sometimes known as Christmas temp jobs, typically last six to eight weeks to assist businesses coping with the holiday rush and January sales. Retail stores and department stores, post office sorting rooms, and venues that organise Christmas parties, such as pubs, restaurants, and bars, are the most common places to find them.

YOU CAN START WORK IN JANUARY IF YOU’RE READY

If you’re intending to wait until January to start looking for work, you might want to reconsider. Because January is frequently a highly busy time of year for many businesses, managers may find it difficult to schedule interviews and training for new employees.

Workloads are frequently less at the end of the year, especially immediately before the holiday season, making it simpler for teams to plan their recruiting for the coming year. This is an excellent opportunity for you to contact firms and begin applying for employment.

JOB YOU CAN BEAT THE COMPETITION

If you wait until January to start looking for work, your CV will be added to the pile of other job seekers’ CVs on a hiring manager’s desk.

Use the assumption that job hiring slows down around the holidays to your advantage. While everyone else waits until January to begin their job search, you should get started right away. With fewer applications, your CV has a better chance of getting spotted and a faster-recruiting process. So, make sure you have the proper CV and cover letter, and start looking for jobs right away.

START YOUR JOB HUNT NOW!

Businesses are still hiring and hoping to fill positions in time for 2021. Update your CV, attend networking events, research potential employers’ social media profiles, look for opportunities with iSupply, or perform job searches on LinkedIn today to be ahead of the competition.

You could even be able to find new work before the end of the year and start in January, giving you a fresh start for the new year.

CONTACT US

Are you looking for a job over the Christmas period? Get in touch with us and see how we can help you. We’re your no-nonsense recruitment agency with a national reputation. Give us a call on 01925 918970 and one of our lovely team members will have a chat with you.

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