So many people give bad advice when you’re on the job market. One of the most prevalent misconceptions is that companies simply aren’t hiring at the end of the year. While some work may have slowed down and seasonal employment is on the rise, there are several things a job seeker can do to end 2014 the right way. Here are some keys to success.
Apply while no one is looking.
Many people are under the mistaken impression that there are no jobs available through the entire month of December. You can use this to your advances by beating out your competition to the open jobs. Reach out to companies in your area, review the job postings, and follow up with everyone.
Consider tax season.
Immediately following the holidays, tax season begins.Companies who need assistance in accounting or support for accounting will ramp up their hiring right after the first of the year. If this is something that would appeal to you, target these kinds of corporations to find a job as soon as possible.
Take a break.
All work and no play can make a job seeker frustrated. Holidays can be stressful but they can also be fun so take time to enjoy the season with your friends and family. Go out to see the lights in the neighborhood, attend parties, cook your favorite foods, and celebrate the seasonal festivities. You’ll feel more rejuvenated and ready to continue the job hunt if you take a break.
It is essential that you stay positive while on the job market, even if you have faced rejection and are frustrated by companies not responding to you. Never take your anger at one company out on another, they are completely unrelated events. Always stay positive when talking to a prospective employee.
Network in your community.
Finally, you may find job leads where you least expect them. Remember that holiday party we said you should attend? Well, don’t forget to network with the people you meet. You never know who might be looking for a new employee or who might know someone who is.
Are you looking for a job before the end of 2014?
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