- Doing so will cause you to lose momentum and time is of the essence. The early bird catches the worm: you never know when timing and opportunity will intersect to bring you the job of a lifetime!
- Many candidates think that the holidays are a terrible time to be looking, so there is less competition.
- People often choose to retire at the end of the calendar year—creating openings.
- Budgets are in place for next year and wise hiring managers proactively fill vacancies in advance of January business initiatives.
- Business often slows during the holidays, so hiring managers have more time and energy to devote to interviews.
- People tend to be in a congenial holiday mood and are therefore more amenable to informational interviews.
- Holiday parties can be great networking opportunities.
- Employers have problems that need to be solved, challenges to be overcome and work to be done year round.
- Budgets remaining at the end of the year may not be restored in the next, so it makes sense to staff up to 100%.
Ellie Vargo, MRW, CCMC