The Holiday season is fast approaching and I have heard from more than one person that they are putting their job-search on hold because ‘no one hires at the end of the year.’
Every time I hear that I want to jump and down, scream like a two-year old, and tell them ‘no, no, no!’
One of the biggest lies that job-seekers are told (and believe) is that company’s shut down at the end of the year and do no hiring.
I have been in the recruiting business for several years now and one of the biggest quarters I have ever had was a fourth quarter which included several December hires.
Is it a bit more difficult to make things happen at the end of the year because of vacations and time out of the office? Yes.
Is it impossible to do? No.
Is it a good time to really hit the peddle to the medal? ABSOLUTELY!
The vast majority of job-seekers are going to tell themselves the lie that you now know is false and because of that there are less networking calls being made, fewer calls being made/returned to recruiters, and less hard-core search activity overall.
Take advantage of everyone else waiting for 2012 to make things happen.
Until next time, good hutning and good luck!