‘Tis the season to job hunting. It’s almost Christmas, are you now busy shopping for gifts – or searching the job market for opportunities? Employers tend to be more kind, generous, and considerable during the holidays, so why waste this wonderful chance to win your dream job? Start your holiday job hunting right with these tips:
Be prepared at all times
Holidays are one of the busiest times for hiring managers. So be prepared and expect to be invited for a job interview at unusual times.
Do volunteer work
Hiring managers from your dream companies may go to holiday charity events and public charity events. It’s the best time to leverage your holiday job hunting by doing volunteer work. There you’ll not only be able to meet with your target recruiters, but you will have the opportunity to develop your professional skills as well. Oh, have we mentioned it feels good, too?
Look for temporary jobs
Most employees want to take their time off during the holidays, let alone that companies have year-end crunches. As a result, they seek the help of staffing agencies to temporarily fill the gaps. Getting a temporary job in your target companies will open doors for more, greater opportunities.
Network in holiday social events
Make the most of your holiday job hunting by looking for career-related holiday activities. Search for professional meetings and social events where you’ll have the chance to network with people. Make a pitch; tell them who you are, what you want and why.
Connect with new recruiters
If you don’t know any recruiters to connect with, network to a few of your friends or acquaintances instead. You can ask them to introduce you to their favorite employer or to a recruiter who works in your target industry. This way you can have someone to “co-market” yourself and help secure a job interview.
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Source: Monster Worldwide, Forbes