Why Christmas is a Good Time to Start Job Hunting
We know that this time of year may not feel like the best time to start searching for a new job with everyone winding down for Christmas and festivities ramping up. However, there are many reasons why it’s the most wonderful time of year to look for a job that you may not have considered.
Therefore, Terry Naden, the Director of our London Office gives us his top tips on festive job hunting and why it’s the best time of year to start the search.
Why is Christmas a good time to kick start that job search?
“I think there’s a number of reasons really, number one, at this time of year a lot of other people are relaxing and kicking back for the year and I don’t think they’re really thinking about searching for a new job. This is your opportunity to get ahead of the game so you’ll beat your competition to that first interview opportunity!”
“I also think that people who are at work and who are looking for potential new candidates in the new year have that extra bit of downtime to be able to consider peoples applications with more time. This means aspects of your CV that may have not stood out with a just a quick glance may be noticed and appreciated”
Are there any specific tips for people looking for jobs at this time of year?
"I think the tips stay the same whatever the time of year. For me, attention to detail is so important and is the number one thing you need to get right. You should make sure that everything that you’re putting in front of an employer is precise, well detailed, accurate and to just generally present yourself in the best possible light you can."
What is your favourite festive film?
"Favourite Christmas film, Home Alone I think! Definitely, Home Alone!"