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It’s a daunting task being on the hunt for a new job around Christmas time, when everything is supposed to be slowing down. It doesn’t matter if you’re a skilled labourer, tradesperson, or an operator we’re all in the same boat. Saying that, every situation has it’s pro’s and con’s, so it’s time we start looking at the glass half full. There are plenty of reasons why the Christmas period can be a great opportunity to get your name out there and snag a job you normally wouldn’t have had a shot at. Let’s take a look…
- It’s too common a conception that a huge percentage of people looking for work think of the festive season slowdown and stop applying for jobs. The pile of applicants is smaller and your profile may stand out from the crowd.
- There is an increase in contract recruitment over the Christmas period to help handle the peaks of work. These temporary positions often extend into the new year and can often lead into a permanent positions.
- HR staff can have a increased pressure to fill open positions, often HR managers can adopt the ‘use em’ or ‘lose em’ attitude towards these vacancies.
- With the new year comes new quarterly budgets and the need to use up any spare change.
With all that said, when management aren’t behind their desks it can be hard for recruiters to hire without final approval. So, the 5 day period around Christmas is usually when it actually kicks back a gear. Earlier on in December is a great time for you to push hard for your next start. Remember the importance of having a smicko profile. No spelling mistakes, elaborate on the skills you have that match what the companies position requires.
Here is an article that will help you out – Got Skills and Experience but still can’t get a Start – 3 Tips from a Recruiter.
It’s also a great time to get your Cribhut Profile complete and working for you! If you haven’t seen the Cribhut Workers Video yet take a squiz…
Disclaimer: Cribhut provides this information with the best intentions, but purely as a guide. Like most things in life, there are no guarantees. Your lively hood is your own responsibility and even if following the above recommendations, it is still up to you to do your own research, to be patient, persistent and put in the hard work.