3 reasons why Christmas is a great time to job search

12 months ago by Daniel Stargatt
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We’re getting closer and closer to the Christmas period so we thought it would be an ideal time to discuss your job searching strategy. Are you considering your job options and thinking “it’s getting closer to the Christmas period, maybe it’s better to wait until the New Year”? If so, then take a moment to read the rest of this article, and hopefully you’ll agree that actually it’s a great time to look for a new job.

It is a bit of a myth that Hiring Managers and HR departments shut down during the run up to Christmas. Their recruitment needs don’t have a break over Christmas, meaning they are still open to hearing about candidates who are looking to make a move.

Below are three key reasons why searching for a new job during the run up to Christmas is actually very beneficial for you…

Less people = less competition

It happens every year, candidates who are actively job searching start to wind-down ready for the Christmas break, and the majority stop looking altogether. Great news for you, as this means less competition.

Another bonus is that less competition tends to mean you have more chance of securing a new job, plus the hiring process will often be quicker due to fewer candidates who have to be interviewed. So, a quicker hiring process means you could be starting a new job in the New Year, depending on your notice period. 

Time to interview

Due to work slowing during the run up to Christmas, Line Managers and HR departments tend to have more time to consider and interview candidates. In our experience we also find that candidates have more time to be able to attend interviews as well. This can really help with setting up interviews quickly before Christmas, helping to speed up the hiring process.

Beat the New Year rush

There is always an influx of candidates looking for a new job in January. There are the candidates who have resumed their job search, plus other candidates who have had time to reflect on their careers over the Christmas period and decided they are ready for a job change. This means there are a lot of candidates looking for a job! So it really does make sense to avoid the New Year rush and make yourself a stand out Christmas candidate by searching in the run up to Christmas.

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Alternatively you can give us a call to discuss your situation and your needs in more detail. Let’s get you a new role before Christmas so you can relax and enjoy the festive period!

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