TAP In with Tristan : “Should I Stop My Job Search During the Holidays?”

Tristan discusses a few reasons why you might want to rethink stopping your job search during the holidays. The winter holidays are usually the time where everyone is winding down and taking a break from work. Many job seekers also begin to put their career goals on pause until the beginning of the year. Before you decide to hang it up, here are a few things you should consider!

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TRANSCRIPT

What’s going on, Living Corporate? It’s Tristan, and I want to thank you for tapping back in with me as I provide some tips and advice for professionals. On this episode, let’s discuss a few reasons why you might want to rethink stopping your job search during the holidays.

Now that Halloween is over, everyone is getting excited about the winter holidays. This is usually the time where everyone is winding down and taking a break from work. Many job seekers also begin to put their career goals on pause until the beginning of the year. Before you decide to hang it up, here are a few things you should consider.

First, companies are still hiring. There are no shortages of job posting on sites like Indeed, LinkedIn, or ZipRecruiter. Many companies are even looking to fill positions and extend offers before the end of their fiscal year, so they move pretty quickly through the process.

Second, since many people decide to put their job search on hold during this time, there tends to be less competition. This makes the holidays a perfect time to get noticed and land the job you want.

Third, since most people take time off work, this is a great time to warm up old connections and meet new ones. The holidays provide an excellent opportunity for casual conversations and informational interviews that can lead to referrals and opportunities.

Lastly, you can get a leg up over your competition. Come January, everyone else will be scrambling to land a new position. But you can start your year off with interviews or even a new job lined up.

Now, if you’ve been running yourself ragged during your job search and need a break, then you should take the time you need. But if you have a bit more steam, pushing through during the holidays can put you one step ahead.

This tip is brought to you by Tristan of Layfield Resume Consulting. Check us out on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @layfieldresume, or connect with me, Tristan Layfield, on LinkedIn.

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