While you really might feel like just lying around drinking eggnog on your holiday break, you shouldn’t take a complete vacation from your job-hunting strategy. Why? Because the New Year is right around the corner and with the New Year comes shiny new budgets for companies looking to hire.
As soon as a company’s fiscal budget gets approved, jobs get posted. So you need to be ready for a lot of new jobs hitting the market in January.
A couple things you can do between holiday parties:
- Get your resume in order
- Write a great cover letter (one that you can easily edit for different positions)
- recruiting trends for 2011 looks for a 10% increase in hiring of candidates with Bachelor’s degrees, versus a 3% increase in hiring overall.
Employers with fresh 2011 budgets will have new jobs to fill, and they’ll be looking to fill them as quickly as possible. Be ready for a New Year – your new job is right around the corner.