(PRWEB) November 13, 2012
Many job seekers assume that the holidays are a difficult time to search for a permanent position, with vacations, holiday parties and seasonal hiring consuming Human Resource departments time. According to Certified Career Coach Hallie Crawford, founder of Create Your Career Path, November and December present excellent opportunities for job seekers, from valuable networking to snagging hard-to-land interviews.
Companies with openings dont necessarily quit interviewing during the holiday season, says Crawford. In fact, some are driven to hire before the first of the year because they have leftover budget for a department that can be expended on training, hiring bonuses and other perks.
Job seekers who mistakenly assume companies arent interviewing late in the year often give up for the period, which lessens the total pool of applicants, Crawford notes. That makes it easier for diligent candidates to stand out in the crowd.
In addition, holidays present a once-yearly chance for job seekers to network nearly continuously with friends, old co-workers and extended family who might know of current or yet-to-be-posted job openings.
Crawford offers the following tips to for holiday job seekers: