The nights are drawing in and it won’t be long before we start hearing Christmas songs on the radio! It tends to also be a time that job hunters decide to take a break to indulge in mince pies and Christmas parties. However December can be a great time to hunt for jobs! Don’t believe us? Take a look at five reasons below to get your CV in order before the New Year rush:
1) There are less applicants to contend with!
You have all the skills for the job, but it always helps to keep some of the competition at bay. Even applicants who have been actively applying for a few months tend to take a little break over the festive season. If you know that the position you’re applying for will be competitive, then you might find you’re more successful in December.
2) Recruiters have more time on their hands.
Due to the lack of potential candidates looking for work, you often find that recruiters have more time on their hands. This is great, as they still want to help people progress their careers, so let them work hard for you! If you want a recruiter to approach companies on your behalf, or you need help to get your CV in order, then try and draw on their expert input and see if they can help you find the job of your dreams for the new year.
3) Extra budget might be available
Sometimes companies get to the end of the year and find they have budget left over for recruitment. They may then look to invest in freelance or contract staﬀ to help plug the gap. If you’re actively looking in December you might land a great new contract for the new year.
4) You’re in an applying frame of mind
What better way to enter the new year when you’re looking for a new job, than with a mindset primed for success. Even if you don’t find the job you’re looking in December, you have your CV in order and all the relevant job alerts set up ready for 2020.
5) There are plenty of networking opportunities
Wine is flowing, and despite the election, everyone is in a fairly positive state of mind! So what better time to network. Networking events still take place throughout December so don’t forget to stay active within your industry. Plus who knows, you might find a brand new opportunity under the tree this Christmas!
Here at CNM Recruitment we’re here throughout December and the rest of the year, and we’d love to help with your job hunt. We specialise in the recruitment of Construction, Maintenance, Surveying, Architecture and Facilities Management professionals so get in touch if you’re looking for a new role and we’d be delighted to help. more. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call
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