The winter holidays offer one of the best ‘window periods’ for diligent people to find time for their families, friends and favorite things. A perfect resting time, or a vacation to somewhere exotic is a welcome idea after long months of work.
Surprisingly enough, if you are a job seeker or someone seeking to change your present employment base, the holidays might have a thing or two ‘up its sleeves’ for you.
We think the holiday season is one of those crucial times for people seeking jobs. This is the time you should double your game and hustle to get hired. Here are 7 reasons why we encourage this:
1. Employers believe you should too
Yup, they totally do. As funny as it sounds, an employer does not have a special season to hang the ‘get hired’ sign outside his door.
Every employer knows that there are certain workers that would leave at one time or the other. They might likely retire or find a juicier job, or move with their families. When these people leave, positions are left vacant, and most job givers want to have a reserved person or people.
These people might get to find a career if a position gets vacant. So job givers are glad to see your resume during the holiday times. It assures them of someone doing the job if anything goes wrong.
2. Less crowd at the reception office
If you are currently looking for a job, you will most likely understand this. The working season is full of long queues at the reception offices. Being in a crowd of people vying for the same job with you is hefty competition.
There is less bustling during the holidays, as most of these people tend to either hang out with their families or engage in other life issues. This creates a broader range of job opportunities for you. Get searching people!
3. Keeps you on track
You see those subjects we had in high school that required constant repetition? And if by chance you forgot a piece of information, everything seemed to jumble up because it was all interconnected. (For me, it was Calculus). The same applies to job searching.
The employer-employee world changes every day; some changes are very spontaneous too. This is one of the things we like to pay attention to. Companies expand now and then.
New positions always pop up – some might be the stepping stone to your becoming a high-level employee later on.
Don’t slack you search game just now. Your dream job can be around the corner.
4. A good time to upgrade
Now, this is for those who are actively employed in jobs they don’t like. This is for people who travel to work every day to see people they don’t like and work for bosses who treat them like lower beings. And these jobs tend to be time-tasking too, meaning there is no time to start seeking. You come back every day, too tired to see options on your computer.
The holidays are a great time to go to these guys and apply for that job that your heart always wanted. Everyone deserves to be happy at their jobs, don’t they?
5. Improve your network
Networking is a powerful tool for anyone who wants to build up a solid career from scratch. That being said, there is one thing the winter holidays have in abundance. And that is a host of social meetings and banquet evenings marking the end of the year. Even award nights for consistent workers are a good platform to get connected.
All you need to do is get talking with friends or relatives who know a thing or two about those places you dream of working at. They might even have people in there with whom they are acquainted.
This brings you one step closer to your dream job which you wanted to get when you had chosen your ideal university.
6. Revisit old archives
This is another tip on how to get a job. We all get carried away by our working time, all the files and projects. And we seldom remember to keep in touch with old connections, some of whom might be our answer. The vacation or winter break offers a good time to reconnect with some of these people in your quest to find a job.
One lead can direct to another and who can tell? You might end up going around less and gaining more. And this can get even easier thanks to available social platforms that offer a wide spectrum of old connections you might know. Pretty good opportunity.
7. Work still goes on!
All forms of work. There are companies whose main source of income comes in during the holidays. And there are others who have to stay active low-key. This is because other companies depend on their functionality. An example of this is a beverage making plant about a restaurant or a supermarket chain.
Although the beverage company might release some of its people for leave, supermarkets depend on it as they still have to sell these products to customers. This means a company like this one will always need a set of extra hands in the production process.
Don’t assume that holidays are a time when everyone hibernates. Quite the contrary is the reality. Matter of fact, some fresh job opportunities tend to spring up this season. And one of these might be waiting for a candidate like you to take charge.
In the midst of every single path we take in order to find a job, we should not forget the main things that made us search. Be sure not to sound desperate or rush into an offer. This way, you might end up in a ‘frying pan to fire’ situation.
Some jobs are not all that they appear to be. Take your time to decide and apply for a job that would make you grateful that you did.