What many people don’t know is that it’s actually one of the best times to seal your dream job!
We know what you’re thinking… Christmas is the time of year for winding down and taking some time off. However, what many people don’t know is that it’s actually one of the best times to get your CV out there with less competition, more opportunities and shorter interview processes!
There are so many ready-made excuses in December to not look for a new job, ‘There are no job openings at Christmas’ or ‘I want to go to the Christmas party’, but if you’re not liking where you are right now, why wait? The best thing you can do is get yourself set up for the new year before it happens.
At VANRATH we want to reveal some of the best kept recruiter secrets to help you get ahead of the game so you can start 2023 with a brand-new job that you’re ready and excited for.
Why Is Christmas The Perfect Time To Job Hunt?
1. Beat the competition:
If you wait until January, you will be job hunting with everyone else which can make it harder to stand out from the crowd. Starting your job search now means there’s more chance of your CV being noticed and landing your new job quicker. Check out our top tips for writing your CV to get started.
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2. First in the queue:
One benefit to applying before the end of the year is that the whole process can be much quicker - there may be a lower applicant rate in December as more people wait until the New Year. Interviews are easier scheduled with hiring managers having clearer calendars as the year quietens down.
3. Avoid the January rush:
Avoid the ‘New Year, new job’ rush! With many people pledging to find a new career in the new year, there will be fewer people applying for jobs at this time which greatly increases your chances. Starting the job search now means you can avoid the usual January panic and be one step ahead of the competition.
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4. Settle in before the New Year:
When applying for a role in December you can benefit from extra time in the training process to help you settle in. Onboarding to the team before Christmas means you can return in January knowing what to expect and without those new job jitters!
5. Last-minute openings:
This is a great time to fill the gaps of those people departing jobs by the end of the year. Although many wait until January to start searching for new roles, some will want their new job ready for the year ahead and can leave just before the break. Companies can be eager to fill these rolls quickly so keep an eye out for those last-minute job openings!
6. More salary flexibility:
Getting a new job in December could mean more chances of salary flexibility. If you’re the right person for the role, it may be more likely to get your desired salary now as many businesses are looking to spend their remaining budget before setting up a new one for the next year.
Thinking about a career move in December is the best way to get ahead in the employment game and allows you to settle into your new role before Christmas even starts.
So what are you waiting for? Start applying today while no one else is and make that positive change now so you can start your New Year right and really celebrate over the festive period!