New year, new you – new job? Here are some reasons not to put off your search until 2017 is over.
There’s less competition
Most people are winding down around the end of the year, including in their job search efforts. This means we often see a reduced number of applicants for each job in December. Fewer applicants means your chances of standing out to clients looking to fill roles are higher, so don’t waste any time – apply in December.
Everyone else is looking in January
The Christmas break can often sour people on going back to their jobs, flooding the candidate market with “window shoppers” looking for what else is out there. While these people may not jump when it comes down to accepting an offer necessarily, they do make it harder to stand out to employers. It’s better to get your application in before January.
Start the New Year on a positive note
What could fill you with more positivity going into your Christmas break than having an interview for a great new job on the horizon, or a great offer on your plate?
Be prepared ahead of others
While it’s true that there’s less competition from other candidates in December, some businesses will hold off posting new roles until January. But that’s no reason not to send your CV to Millbank now. You’ll be in the perfect position to have your application sent first when new jobs do become available in January.
Hiring Managers are feeling the Christmas cheer
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Feedback from candidates shows that interviewers are sometimes easier-going and easier to approach during the holiday season, which could be advantageous.
It’s the perfect time to network
Christmas means Christmas parties and events. It’s a great time to meet and mingle with other professionals in a relaxed atmosphere. Who knows what opportunities might arise if you put your job search intentions to the right person?
Companies may be more willing to hire
In some cases, Hiring Managers are under pressure to fill roles before the new year. Budgets may be left over, projects may be due to start in January, and more lucrative offers may be on the table as a result.
So don’t wait until January! Get your CV to us via our CV upload page now.
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