It May Be Nearly Christmas But Job Seeking Still Goes On!

2020, Job Market

Whilst it is unquestionably true that this year has been quite unlike any other in living memory for many of us, there are still jobs out there waiting to be filled. And while there is undoubtedly a slowdown in office duties anyway during the run-up to Christmas, it is absolutely untrue to say that no-one hires during December and January, now, or any year. In fact, we have seen anecdotal evidence to show that there is a lot of hiring that goes on in this period as HR managers are often keen to begin the New Year with new talent. There is also a lot riding on 2021, with employers eager to put the negativity of 2020 behind them and start the new year on a positive note. 

The truth is that far from reigning back your efforts to land a job, now is the time to ramp up your job-seeking campaign as there will inevitably be fewer people chasing the jobs that are out there and up for grabs. The reality is that it is precisely this time of year that a buyer’s market flips into a seller’s market as job seekers find themselves in the envious position of being available to recruiters who are having problems filling urgently required roles. Now is the time to cast your net into the market and if you move quickly and decisively, you could land a really great Christmas present – a new career for 2021. 

But you need to move fast and be prepared to be called for interview at short notice. Human Resource departments that are actively seeking positions will more than likely need to fill those positions before the Christmas break commences. Another reason to be prepared to move quickly is the weeks running up to Christmas are peppered with parties, and this is a great time to be networking. You will be bumping into peers, mentors and possible new employers. Even temporary jobs can be advantageous. If you are hired for a temporary holiday season job, you might get to keep it. Companies typically keep some of the temps they hire for the holidays, and you could be one of them if you make a good impression on your employer.

Christmas can still be a great time to apply for jobs

So, now’s the time to get your resume into shape. Select Resumes offers a standard 7-10-day service, but also has a priority service tailored to your needs, and given we are open for business seven days a week, 365 days a year, if you want that job fast, you will get your resume fast.  

Once you have engaged us, you will immediately be allocated one of our writers who will be experienced in writing for your industry. They will arrange a telephone consultation with you, and once that is complete, we get to work. We will scrutinise your existing resume as well as asking you to fill in a short questionnaire to give us a good overview of your achievements and aspirations for the future. During your consultation, we will talk about your key achievements – specific situations where you have made a difference in the workplace and will help your resume stand out. Your cover letter will summarise your career to date and set out the reasons why you are a perfect candidate for the role you are targeting. After your documents have been expertly written, they will be professionally edited and then rounded off with one of our many exclusive template designs. In potentially as little as 48 hours from the first contact, you are off to the races. And this time of year, it could be a race with few competitors. 

And, if you land that interview in record time, it is well worth considering our interview coaching service too because chances are, because of this strange lull that is brought about by the holidays the probability is your interview will be longer than usual and far from being a daunting thought, it should fill you with enthusiasm for the great opportunity you will have to really shine before a panel. 

So why not make use of the holiday season and get your New Year off to an amazing start with a new job. Call us today, and we will make sure you have the merriest of Christmases! 

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