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A Holiday Job Search Could Get You Your Next Job

By Alison Turnbull,

Delivery Manager at Eagle


With mid-December upon us, many people are winding things down for the year and already feeling like they are in 'vacation mode'. If you happen to be between contracts or if you are actively seeking your next career move, there is no better time to keep up the search!

As noted in this Forbes article, "January is the toughest, most competitive and most crowded job market of the year - precisely because so many people stop job hunting during the holidays." While job activity does tend to drop off a bit in December, it's often the best time to network, catch hard to reach people on the phone, or further develop a relationship with the agencies/recruiters you've been working with.

Here are a few tips to keep your job search active over the holidays.

  • Find holiday events or meetups to attend to increase your visibility and network.

  • Take some time to increase your LinkedIn connections by sending invitations to anyone you met with during the year prior.

  • Send holiday greetings to all of your contacts -- it's a great touch point. Request a follow up meeting in the New Year.

  • Look for opportunities to volunteer -- it's a great time of year to contribute to a worthy cause and you never know who'll you meet!

All the best to you and yours for the holidays, and Happy Job Hunting!