End of The Year Job Search Tips

As the end of the year is approaching, job searching can become a double-edged sword. There may be less hiring activity depending on the field that you are in,  however there may be less competition for jobs and more opportunities for networking.  Job seekers should be aware of both the advantages and disadvantages, take a look at these tips to help you successfully navigate the job market over the next few months.

End of the Year Job Hunting - Aleris Recruiting

  • Ramp up your job search now – get ahead of the curve before Thanksgiving when many hiring managers may put a hold on hiring as they use their vacation time during the holiday.
  • There is a common notion that companies don’t hire during the holidays and many job seekers wind down their activities and decide to restart their search in the new year. There are fewer active job seekers which means less competition for jobs.
  • The end of the year may include hiring freezes by some companies until they can see how the last quarter of the year unfolds. If a company that you are interested in is in a hiring freeze, use this time to get an informational meeting and network to ensure that you are in the pipeline when hiring starts again.
  • Most companies experience a lull during the holidays and this gives hiring managers an opportunity to evaluate their hiring needs. Take advantage of this as employers start to think more strategically about the future and how they may need to add a new skill set to their team.

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