10 Reasons to Step Up Your Job Search Over the Holidays

Published: Dec 09, 2010

It’s tempting to put your job hunt on hold during the end-of-year holiday season. “I need a break,” you may tell yourself. “No one’s hiring this time of year anyway. I’ll double down on my efforts in January.” It doesn’t help that everyone else seems to be having fun, and job hunting is—for most of us—not fun. But contrary to popular belief, many employers do hire over the holidays. Personal lives may get more hectic this time of year, but many businesses slow down, giving the powers-that-be breathing space to think about staffing and even conduct interviews. Many companies are putting the pieces in place for 2011 projects and want to bring new people on board before then.

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