The secret to success for a job seeker is the willingness to go all out on the job search in the weeks before – and even during – the holiday season.
To help stay motivated, job seekers need to remember that the common perception that hiring falls off during the holidays is a myth, says Doug Richardson, a Philadelphia career counselor.
Candidates who buy into that belief remove themselves from the job market, needlessly passing up hundreds of good employment opportunities. On the other hand, if a large number of candidates make that assumption, it also opens up more opportunities for those who don't.
To help you stay motivated and amplify up your job search over the rest of the year, remember these five reasons why actively looking for work during the holidays can pay off:
"By doubling your efforts over the holidays, at a time when many other unemployed workers are focused on activities other than job hunting, you increase your odds of finding a new position," says Mr. Richardson.
So, Happy hunting during Holidays!
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