WHY IS DECEMBER A GOOD TIME TO APPLY FOR JOBS AND SEARCH FOR WORK?
2 months ago
Jūratė Jurginytė, career & leadership couch | Prasmingi pokyčiai |
The festive season is approaching, everyone is decorating and getting ready for the holidays, but job seekers might wonder if December is a suitable time to search for new career opportunities.
YES, IT IS!
In this article, let's embark on a journey together, exploring the advantages of enjoyable job searching during the holidays. Let's pull the strings and explore the magical career opportunities!
The charm of job searching in December:
Meet Gabija, a determined marketing professional. Last December, she attended a marketing professionals' (networking) Christmas party, engaging in lively conversations with both new and familiar faces. She not only exchanged business cards, shared stories, entertained with personal anecdotes, but also left an indelible impression. Little did she know, her authentic connection with an experienced professional would lead to an unexpected job offer in the new year.
Practical advice for job seekers during this magical time in December:
1. Become an active participant in Christmas events related to your desired industry:
At festive networking events, while sipping hot cocoa and engaging in heartfelt conversations, you'll forge valuable contacts. Nurture these connections and maintain them through LinkedIn or other platforms. Enjoy the warmth of this time of the year and help other professionals achieve their goals. Before you know it, a dream job offer might knock on your door through your network.
2. December is the most suitable time for reflecting on your career path and considering a new direction:
As the year comes to a close, it's comforting to sit by the crackling fireplace of reflections. Dedicate some time to contemplate your career journey, acknowledge your accomplishments, and learn from challenges. Allocate time for self-assessment. Identify areas for professional growth and consider how you can enhance your skills in the coming year. Highlight key achievements and skills acquired during the year. Include quantifiable results to showcase the value you've created. Allocate time to improve your CV and LinkedIn profile.
3. Seek feedback:
In further job-related communications, leverage the festive theme. Wish potential employers and recruiters happy holidays and inquire about upcoming selection steps and stages.
Gabija, our marketing professional, used this time to refine her career goals and update her professional toolkit. This self-awareness became a compass guiding her towards a fulfilling career path.
4. Especially during the festive period, reveal your career potential:
In the adventure of job searching in December, each step is a gift waiting to be unwrapped. Admire the constellation of networking, sing the strategic hymn of future steps, and set off the fireworks of career goals. December is not a pause button; it's a launchpad laying the groundwork for a successful career performance in the coming year."
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