Between making plans for the holidays, trying to find the perfect gift, and dealing with the weather, the holiday season can be stressful. It can be even more draining if you’re currently looking for a job.
You may want to put your job search on hold for the holidays. But the end of the year can be a great time to find a job. Here are three reasons to keep your job search going this holiday season.
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Businesses are still hiring
While it is true that many businesses slow down for the holidays, it’s not universally true. Certain industries, like retail find last-minute that they need extra staff for the holidays. Some businesses may already be planning for the next year and need to make hires. And other businesses need a constant flow of new employees, regardless of the season.
According to a survey conducted by Manpower. 13% of Ontario employers intend to make hires in the last 3 months of 2019. So while it may seem like everyone you know is on vacation over the holidays, there are jobs out there.
Be prepared for the new year
For those businesses that do slow or shut down for the holidays, you can expect that they’ll be looking to get right back into hiring once the new year rolls around. Keep looking for jobs in your area. Take some time to make sure your resume is up to date. Look into additional free training that you can take to help build your resume. And keep applying for jobs.
Your applications may not end up on a Hiring Manager’s desk immediately, but any of the research or work you do towards your job search over the holidays will not go to waste. You’ll be in a good position once January rolls around and hiring returns to its regular rate.
Get a jump on the competition
If you’re feeling like you should hit pause on your job search because it’s the holidays, so is every other job seeker out there. Putting time and effort into your job search during the holidays will give you an edge over the competition.
By keeping your job search active during the holiday season you’ll have an advantage over your competition.